Upcoming Webinar: "Bridging Service Gaps: System Integration Strategies for Service Providers Working with Young Adults with Mental Health Issues"
Date: August 26, 2014
Time: 10am - 11am Pacific / 1pm - 2pm Eastern
This webinar addresses strategies for meeting the cross-system needs of young people with mental health conditions in the transition years. We will begin with a brief review of the challenges resulting from service fragmentation and varied eligibility criteria. Then we will share innovative collaborative and service integration strategies developed by staff at the Early Assessment and Support Alliance, a statewide initiative in Oregon with the EASA Center for Excellence (technical assistance) located in Portland and Thresholds Youth Programs in Chicago. The webinar will also feature a young adult perspective on involvement in services and will conclude with recommendations for bridging service gaps.Presenters:
- Ryan Melton, Ph.D., ACS, LPC, Clinical Director at the EASA Center for Excellence and Senior Research Associate at Portland State University's Regional Research Institute
- Marc Fagan, Psy.D., Vice President of Clinical Operations and Youth Services at Thresholds, participant in numerous local and national advocacy groups, and consultant to organizations working with at-risk young adults
- Pauline Jivanjee, Ph.D., Research Associate at Pathways Research and Training Center and Co-Principal Investigator of the Pathways Transition Training Collaborative, as well as Associate Professor at the Portland State University School of Social Work.