Pathways Investigator Speaks at Congressional Briefings
On May 11, 2015, Tamara Sale, Director of the EASA Center of Excellence at Portland State University and Co-Principal Investigator of Pathways' EASA Connections project, spoke at the early psychosis Congressional briefings. The briefings were sponsored and organized by the National Council for Behavioral Health and National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.
Workshop for Youth in Transition
A new workshop for youth in transition has been developed through a partnership between Better Futures (a Pathways RTC project) and FosterClub. This workshop is focused on the challenges youth transitioning from foster care may face while pursuing their goals around higher education and provides resources and tools for young people and adult supporters to proactively pursue higher education while maintaining mental health and wellness.
New Issue of Focal Point on Trauma-Informed Care
This issue of Focal Point focuses on trauma-informed care and its growing relevance in research, official policy, practice methods, and organizational structure.
Recruiting Teams for Free Fall Online Training Program
The PTTP project is developing supplementary training resources to accompany its online training modules and an evaluation of training outcomes. PTTP is recruiting partner organizations where a team of staff will agree to participate in the online training series, engage in team-based exercises and discussions of the content, and complete a simple training evaluation.
Upcoming Webinar: "Addressing Homelessness Among Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: A Social Networks Approach"
Date: June 2, 2015
Time: 10am - 11am PST / 1pm - 2pm EST
Pathways RTC's quarterly webinar is dedicated to the problem of homelessness. Jennifer Blakeslee, PhD will present a social network support perspective on this growing problem for youth aging out of foster care. She will present data on how the depleted social networks among youth aging out of foster care combined with the sudden ending of formal relationships at age 18 contributes to housing insecurity/homelessness among this group. Dr. Blakeslee will also discuss the possible future policy changes that may result as policymakers absorb this complex issue – and make intervention recommendations to bolster the informal social support networks of foster youth.
Special Issue of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research with Guest Editors from Pathways RTC: Spring 2015
This special issue, which is available online and will be printed in spring of 2015, highlights new research about interventions and programs that are successful in improving outcomes for emerging adults who experience serious mental health conditions.
Two Pathways Tipsheets Translated into Spanish
Translation of these tipsheets for service providers was supported by the Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (see full acknowledgments on the back of the tip sheets).
- Consejos sobre Competencias Básicas para Proveedores de Servicios de Transición (Tips on Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers) »
- Fortalecimiento de Apoyo Familiar: Una Hoja de Consejos para Proveedores de Servicios (Strengthening Family Support: Tips for Service Providers) »
Three New Training Modules
We are pleased to announce the release of the next three online modules in the Pathways Transition Training Partnership's training series for service providers working with youth and young adults. These modules focus on providing culturally responsive services and the specific focus of each is as follows:
- Module 3: Increasing Cultural Awareness and Building Community Support »
- Module 4: Fostering Resilience and Family Support »
- Module 5: Promoting Cross-Cultural and Intergenerational Relationships »
2015 Edition of Early Psychosis Intervention Projects National Directory
The EASA Center for Excellence, which has a research project with Pathways, and the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Healthcare published the second edition of the National Directory in January 2015. It contains updated contact and basic program information for 70 early psychosis intervention projects in 18 states.