Upcoming Webinar: "A Guide to Inform Local Efforts to Support and Affirm LGBTQI2–S Children, Youth, and Families"
Date: March 25, 2014
Time: 12pm - 1pm Pacific / 3pm - 4pm Eastern
Are you a service provider, educator, community member, or other individual who wants to support the health and well-being of children and youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and/or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) and their families? Then this webinar is for you! The presenters will share information including tips from a just-released guide to promote full and affirming inclusion of LGBTQI2–S youth and families in system of care communities. Online, you can access this guide, which the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has endorsed.Presenters:
- Andy Hunt, M.S.W., Public Health Advisor, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Jeffrey Poirier, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Health and Social Development Program, American Institutes for Research
- Sylvia Fisher, Ph.D., Director, Office of Research and Evaluation; Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation, Health Resources and Services Administration
- Jeremy Long, Director of Youth Engagement, Youth Driven Inc.
Technology and Young Adult Mental Health Down Under
On Feb 20-21, Pathway's Kris Gowen attended the Young and Well CRC Connect 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Check out her guest blog post for NetFamilyNews. Her main takeaway, "Collaboration – with youth at the center of it – will ensure eMental Health success."
Job Opening with National Wraparound Initiative
The Young Adult Peer Support & Participation Assistant (Laboratory Technician I) will assist in carrying out a project that is developing and testing approaches for building the workforce of young adults who can provide effective peer support to other young people with serious mental health conditions and related needs.
Mental Health Meme Contest Winners
We are proud to announce the winners of our strengths-based mental health meme contest. These entries exemplify the resilience of many young people.
Information Brief: Peer Support Drop-in Center Case Study
Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Peer Support in a Youth-led Drop-in Center examines how a chapter of Youth MOVE National has implemented the Peer Support Specialist role for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions at drop-in centers for youth. The brief covers aspects of training, coaching, supervision, role definition and financing; and describes challenges and solutions.
State-of-the-Science Conference Proceedings Describes New Pathways Model for Working with Emerging Adults
The State-of-the-Science Conference, held on May 20 and 21, 2013 in Portland, Oregon, brought together expert stakeholders to address key topics and questions related to the Pathways model and its implications for practice and policy. This proceedings monograph summarizes the events of the conference, which began with a review of the Pathways to Positive Futures model.
Information Brief: Local Youth Peer Support Case Study
Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Providing Direct, Individualized Support in a Local Program examines how one locally-initiated program has implemented the Peer Support Specialist role for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. The brief covers aspects of training, coaching, supervision, role definition and financing; and describes challenges and solutions.
Information Brief: State Youth Peer Support Case Study
Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Youth Peer Support in Wraparound examines how Pennsylvania has implemented and supported the Peer Support Specialist role for emerging adults with serious mental health conditions. The brief covers aspects of training, coaching, supervision, role definition and financing; and describes a series of challenges and solutions.
New Guide on Conducting Photovoice Projects with Youth
"I Bloomed Here": A Guide for Conducting Photovoice with Youth Receiving Culturally- and Community-based Services offers practical suggestions for using the Photovoice process to get young people engaged in their communities.
New Tip Sheets from the Achieve My Plan (AMP!) Project
A tip sheet for meeting facilitators, "During Meetings I Can't Stand it When..." A Guide for Facilitators and Team Members helps meeting facilitators and team members address common issues that occur during team meetings and promote meaningful youth participation. A companion tip sheet for youth, Tips for Your Team Meetings: A Guide for Youth offers suggestions and strategies to help young people become more involved in their team meetings.
New Publication: Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The Next Transition
This guide is intended for young people who have chosen to utilize their lived experience as a mechanism to advocate for positive change. Its seven stages lead them through their own growth in advocacy efforts from owning their own stories to becoming a supportive young adult for other peers.