Improving the Lives of Young People with Serious Mental Health Conditions Through Research & Training

Webinar Recording: Using Text and Email with Clients

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In this webinar Roy Huggins offered providers an overview of the technical and administrative requirements for the ethical, HIPAA-compliant use of text and email. This webinar was co-hosted by Pathways RTC, Oregon Health & Science University / Portland State University School of Public Health, and the EASA Center for Excellence.

New Journal Article on Training Needs of Peer and Non-Peer Transition Service Providers

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Based on a participatory action research project conducted with Youth MOVE National, this article reports findings of a national survey of 254 peer support and non-peer transition service providers' self-reported training needs to serve young people more effectively, their preferred training modalities and barriers to their participation in training opportunities.

New PPPA Transition Training Toolkit, 2nd Edition: A Self-Study Guide for Service Providers

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The Pathways Transition Training Partnership is launching a new version of the Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) Toolkit in the form of a self-study guide for individuals. Like the original toolkit designed for staff teams, the self-study guide enhances learning from PPPA online training modules.

New Interactive Learning Tool: AMP E-Module

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Pathways has developed an interactive learning tool, the AMP e-module, "Questions in Person-Centered or Youth-Driven Conversations," a skill enhancement tool designed for people who work with youth and young adults. This short online training incorporates video and interactivity to create an effective and engaging learning experience on identifying specific types of open-ended questions used in one-on-one conversations. The accompanying study guide for the AMP e-module provides questions for discussion and reflection, along with links to additional resources.

Webinar Recording: "Drop-in Centers as a Low-Barrier Engagement Strategy"

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Pathways RTC's 2019 issue of Focal Point focuses on the evaluation of innovative transition programs across the country. This webinar explored two examples of programs featured in the issue that are innovative in their low-barrier approach. Watch the webinar recording to hear more details about how these two state programs have implemented drop-in centers as part of their success.

Pathways Transition Training Video Briefs: Evaluation Report

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Ten 5–7 minute video briefs on identified areas of needed skill development with accompanying discussion questions and online resource lists were developed for transition service providers. A total of 47 peer support and non-peer service providers participated in an online evaluation of the video briefs. Both qualitative and quantitative results are contained in this report.

New Webinar Recording on Approaches to Evaluating Services for Young Adults

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Hosted by Westat as part of the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) training series funded by SAMHSA, this webinar described strategies for assessing services, supports and systems that serve older youth and young adults with significant mental health needs. The webinar focused on assessment tools and strategies that are sustainable and efficient, and that produce data that is useful to stakeholders.

New Interactive Learning Module on Avoiding Common Mistakes in Youth-Driven Conversation

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Pathways' AMP project's new interactive learning tool, "Youth-Driven Conversation – Avoiding Some Common Mistakes," will enhance learners' skills with effective interviewing techniques. This online training leads leaners through various types of conversational patterns and questions to help them examine relationship-building, framing, and methods to enhance self-determination. The accompanying study guide for the AMP e-module provides questions for discussion and reflection, along with links to additional resources.

New Volume of Pathways Comics: "Some Afternoons"

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Pathways Comic Issue 3(2)

Pathways comics are created by and for young adults and the people that care about them. In this set of issues, James' friend gives him an inside tip, while Jarvis engages in benign mischief.

Emerging Strategies for Engaging Young People in Systems of Care

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This tip sheet explores ways in which systems of care are developing new approaches and adaptations to delivery models to increase engagement among older youth and young adults. Developed by Pathways researchers after conducting a series of interviews with system of care providers, the resource outlines three key engagement strategies that others can implement and includes extensive quotes from providers throughout.