Improving the Lives of Young People with Serious Mental Health Conditions Through Research & Training
Peer-Reviewed Article: Evaluation of a Skills Enhancement Training for Young Adults Providing Peer Support
This new article, published in Psychatric Services, reports on a study investigating a skills-enhancement and role clarification training intervention for young adult peer support specialists (YPSSs). Findings showed post-intervention gains in YPSSs' skills and confidence for providing person-centered planning to the young people they worked with.
Research Update on Peer Support for Youth and Young Adults
This brief report summarizes recently-published research relevant to peer support for youth and young adults who experience serious mental health conditions. The report reviews research published since 2018, when Pathways RTC produced its last report on this topic.
Peer-Reviewed Article: Efficacy of the Project Futures Model
This study is the first identified randomized experiment to evaluate a post-secondary support program for enrolled college students with foster care backgrounds and mental health challenges. Analysis showed evidence of intervention impact on important targeted outcomes at post-intervention and/or 6-month follow-up, including self-determination, career-related self-efficacy and career exploration activities, and mental health self-efficacy and empowerment.
Results from National Survey on Supports that Families Provide to Young Adults During Transition
This document reports on results from a survey of 221 family members on supports that families provide to young people between the ages of 16 and 25. Supports discussed include financial, housing, transportation, crisis planning, job search, application processes, and other supports.