Improving the Lives of Young People with Serious Mental Health Conditions Through Research & Training
Register for August's Monthly Consultation: "Supporting Culturally Responsive Practice"
Date/Time: August 12, 2021, 10am PT / 1pm ET
Our team will cover how to implement culturally responsive practices. This includes appropriate training for youth peers, necessary organizational practices and values, and addressing oppressive language or ideas. This will be our final consult call.
Watch Recording of June's Monthly Consultation: "Working with Caregivers and Families"
Region 10 discussed how youth peer support specialists work with youths' families and caregivers. Topics included how to engage family members and caregivers, as well as common challenges or misconceptions that youth peer support specialists may face when working with caregivers and families.
Watch Recording of February's Monthly Consultation: "How Youth Partners Collaborate with Family Partners, Part 2"
In this call, we continued to review how youth and family partners support youth, families, and Wraparound teams individually and collectively. We presented different principles for how youth and family partners work together, and applied said principles to various scenarios.
New Journal Article: "EASA Connections: Community-Based Participatory Research to Develop a Peer-Based Early Psychosis Web Resource With Young Adults"
This article describes a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to develop a peer-driven, web-based, recovery resource for young adults who have experienced early psychosis. The researchers used the CBPR process to collaboratively develop the resource and conducted an iterative usability study to test and refine it.
Register for July's Monthly Consultation: "Supporting Decision Making"
Date/Time: July 22, 2021, 10am PT / 1pm ET
Our team will discuss how to support youth in healthy, individualized decision-making. We will cover how to support youth in weighing pros and cons, exploring potential consequences, and anticipating the situation.
Watch Recording of May's Monthly Consultation: "Strategic Sharing in Different Contexts"
In this monthly consultation, our team discussed strategic sharing in different contexts. Youth peer support specialists shared their lived experience with youth, parents, fellow professionals and advocacy purposes. We reviewed various scenarios on how youth peer support specialists can safely share their stories in ways that support their youth and their work.
Watch Recording of March's Monthly Consultation: "Youth Peer Support Specialists' Role in Crisis Intervention and Postvention"
In this call, our team covered youth peer support specialists' roles in crisis intervention and postvention. Learning objectives included how to create crisis and safety plans with youth, appropriate responses from youth peer support specialists while maintaining boundaries, and how youth peer support specialists can support youth after a crisis event.
Watch Recording of January's Monthly Consultation: "How Youth Partners Collaborate with Family Partners, Part 1"
In this call, we reviewed how youth and family partners support youth, families, and Wraparound teams individually and collectively. We presented different principles for how youth and family partners work together, and applied said principles to various scenarios.
Watch Recording of December's Monthly Consultation: "Self-Care in Youth/Young Adult Peer Support"
In December's call we discussed the importance of self-care for staff and youth clients. The holidays are often a confusing and challenging time for youth involved in systems, and young people can benefit from having a self-care plan. We covered conversational strategies to approach this topic with youth and how to normalize the process of creating a self-care plan. We also included an open discussion of topics and scenarios submitted by participants.