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Recent Publications

Tipsheet: Advice to Young Adults from Young Adults: Helpful Hints for Policy Change in the Mental Health System (PDF)

Tipsheet: Helping Young Adults from Foster Care Succeed in College (PDF)

Tipsheet: AMP's Top Ten Tips for Engaging with Young People (PDF)

Tipsheet (Spanish version): ¿Qué Quieres Ser Cuando Crezcas? [What Do You Want to Be when You Grow Up?] (PDF)

Tipsheet (Spanish version): Cosas Que la Gente Nunca Me Dijo [Things People Never Told Me] (PDF)

Research Review: Focal Point: Early Psychosis Intervention (PDF)


EASA Connections Investigator Meets with Executive Director of Orygen

Tamara Sale and Pat McGorry

Tamara Sale (EASA Connections) recently met with Patrick McGorry, Professor of Youth Mental Health and Executive Director of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia. Prof. McGorry recently wrote an article for Focal Point 2016: Early Psychosis Interventions.

Read Pat McGorry's Focal Point article (PDF) »

Advice to Young Adults from Young Adults: Helpful Hints for Policy Change in the Mental Health System

This new tip sheet on policy change from the S/PAC project is designed for use by youth and young adult led organizations that include young people with lived experience in the mental health system in their membership.

Download the tip sheet »

Learning Community Webinar Recording

Tamara Sale (Project EASA Connections) recently participated in a Learning Community webinar hosted by FREDLA on the Role of Family-Run Organizations in responding to Early Psychosis. A recording of the webinar is now available.

Watch the webinar recording »

NIDILRR Listening Sessions

NIDILRR will host several listening sessions across the country to help inform future funding priorities and strategic direction. Members of the public may attend in person or by phone. Start time, locations, and registration information are available on the Administration for Community Living's website. Written comments may also be submitted via email to NIDILRRfuture@acl.hhs.gov by December 12th.

Register »

Tip Sheet: Helping Young Adults from Foster Care Succeed in College

This tip sheet from Pathways' FUTURES project addresses issues that can hinder young adults in their efforts to attend or succeed in college. The tip sheet offers strategies to college faculty and staff to support students from foster care to overcome these issues.

Download the tip sheet (PDF) »

Tip Sheet: AMP's Top Ten Tips for Engaging with Young People

This tip sheet from Pathways' AMP+ project advises service providers and others how to engage successfully with youth, using specific examples to illustrate effective (and ineffective) communication.

Download the tip sheet (PDF) »

Program Directory of Early Psychosis Intervention Programs

This directory from the EASA Center for Excellence is a collection of information about early intervention programs for psychosis within the U.S. It aims to help people find resources in their communities and to facilitate a communicated network among these programs.

Download the directory (PDF) »

New Spanish Translations of Two Popular Pathways Publications

The Pathways publications "What Do You Want to Be when You Grow Up?" and "Things People Never Told Me" are now available in Spanish. "¿Qué Quieres Ser Cuando Crezcas?" offers young adults with serious mental health conditions guidance on career research. "Cosas Que la Gente Nunca Me Dijo" offers advice regarding finances, relationships, education, and employment to young people in foster care making the transition to adulthood.

Download Cosas Que la Gente Nunca Me Dijo »

Download ¿Qué Quieres Ser Cuando Crezcas? »

New Focal Point on Early Psychosis Interventions Now Available

This year's issue of Focal Point, our annual research review, explores how early psychosis intervention services may prevent much of the trauma and disability associated with psychosis.

Download Focal Point »

This activity is supported by a grant funded by both the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5030). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL). The content does not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.


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