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

Free Pathways Transition Video Briefs

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This series of free, short videos has been developed by the Pathways Transition Training Partnership to provide brief overviews of key approaches for working with youth and young adults with mental health needs. Each video brief is about 5 minutes long and is accompanied by discussion questions to assist viewers to apply the video content in their workplace, and a resource list for further learning. The video briefs accompany Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood, a free 10-module online training series and may be a useful enhancement to the skills covered for service providers. Visitors will be asked to enter their email address when accessing videos so Pathways can follow up for feedback.

New Strategy Brief: Supporting College Student Success through Connections to Mentors and Campus Champions

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This brief shares best practices learned on the Project Futures research study being conducted at Portland State University and local community colleges in Portland, Oregon. The study is testing evidence-based mentoring strategies for college freshmen with lived experience in foster care and with mental health stressors.

New Webinar Recording: "Enhancing Skills for Peer Support Providers: Research on the AMP+ Skills Enhancement Training"

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This webinar, which took place on September 18, 2018, reported on a study testing the AMP+ skills-enhancement intervention for peer support providers working with youth and young adults. AMP+ provides web-based training and video coaching that is specific to the peer role. Peers reported high satisfaction, improved their skills, and reported reduced work-related anxiety.

New Report on Housing and Transition Needs of Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions

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This report addresses challenges faced by transition-age youth and young adults with mental health conditions as they try to find and maintain stable housing. This document was written specifically for program designers, administrators, and policy-makers, and others who are planning to develop or modify housing supports that are available to young adults.