Upcoming Webinar: "This Place Helps You Figure Out Who You Want to Be": A Photovoice Experience with Urban Native Youth
Date: June 12, 2013
Time: 10am - 11am Pacific, 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern
Photovoice is a research methodology that allows participants to take pictures that tell their stories in order to enhance their communities. This webinar will present the process and findings of a Photovoice project with a small group of Urban Native youth receiving culturally-embedded services at a community-based agency.
Youth documented how these services support their cultural identity and self-efficacy. The process of implementing Photovoice within this agency, research findings, and how youth will use these findings to engage in youth advocacy efforts will be presented. A youth participant/co-researcher will present about her experience of engaging in Photovoice.Presenters:
- Abby Bandurraga, Portland State University
- Jen Rountree, Research/Development Assistant and Native Ways Representative, National Indian Child Welfare Association
- Juanita Tapio-Brewer, Lakota, Native American Youth and Family Center
Special 2013 Issue of Focal Point Now Available
This special issue of Focal Point focuses on best practices for helping youth and young adults with mental health challenges reach their educational and employment goals, by highlighting preliminary results from some of our research at Pathways to Positive Futures as well as some of the work being done at the Transitions RTC at the University of Massachusetts.
Pathways State of the Science Conference 2013
The Research and Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures will be holding its State of the Science Conference in Portland May 20-21. In preparation for the conference, Pathways has engaged a group of national experts – including providers and service recipients – in developing a model that describes a positive developmental/ empowerment approach for promoting positive outcomes for emerging adults with serious mental health conditions. During the conference, a diverse group of participants will come together in working sessions to discuss current practices and implementation in light of the model.
This Month's Speak OUT!
This month, Pathways RTC asked our young writers, "What resources have been the best in supporting your mental health?"
Transition Service Provider Competency Scale
This scale allows service providers to assess their confidence in performing activities related to working with young people with mental health disorders in the transition years (14 - 29). The scale items pertain to effective, youth-led, and culturally responsive services and potential areas for competency development.
Youth Mental Health Bill of Rights
Things People Never Told Me: When You Start Living on Your Own from Foster Care, There Are Some Things in Life that People Seem to Forget to Tell You About
This compilation of suggestions about finances, health care, employment, and relationships from foster youth transitioning to adulthood is aimed at equipping other youth leaving foster care with the necessary tools to become independent and successful adults.