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

Updated Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers

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Building on work first published in 2010, the Pathways Transition Training Partnership (PTTP) has collaborated with partners to update and clarify the core competencies needed by service providers working in mental health services with young adults of transition age. This new resource defines each of the 15 core competencies along with the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate it, and an example of the competency in practice.

New Tip Sheet: What Is Peer Support?

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This tip sheet from the AMP+ project provides some clarity around the primary functions of the young adult peer support role, and addresses the common misconceptions of young adult peer work.

New Tip Sheet: Understanding Neurobiology of Psychological Trauma

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This tip sheet from the Pathways Transition Training Partnership introduces service providers to scientifically-informed findings about brain development and trauma specific to young adults and the implications for trauma-informed interventions and trauma-informed engagement of young people in services.

Journal Article on Youth Participation in Treatment Planning

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This new article in the Journal of Child and Family Studies describes a randomized study testing the Achieve My Plan (AMP) enhancement for Wraparound, which is intended to increase young people's satisfaction, active engagement and self-determined participation in Wraparound.