Our goal is to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination. Our work is guided by the perspectives of young people and their families, and based in a positive development framework.

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Recent Publications

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)

Toolkit: Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood: Pathways Transition Training Toolkit (PDF)


Upcoming Webinar: Promoting Positive Futures: Evidence Based Practices in Juvenile Justice and Behavioral Health

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 1, 10-11am PDT/ 1-2pm EDT

This webinar will share evidence-based approaches to supporting young people with mental health difficulties including co-occurring substance use disorders who are involved in the Juvenile Justice system. We will examine evidence-based strategies grounded in positive youth development and feature the national Reclaiming Futures Initiative that promotes a public health framework to achieve social justice- and equity- oriented outcomes for youth.

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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) »

Coming Soon: 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. For more information, contact rtcpubs@pdx.edu.

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 »

New "Monthly Minute" Focuses on Effective Support for Youth Peer Providers

The National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health recently released its second "Monthly Minute" video. This short animation focuses on providing effective support for youth peer providers. We're pleased that two popular items from Pathways RTC are among the list of resources connected with this work!

Check out Pathways RTC peer support resources:

Youth & Young Adult Peer Support: What Research Tells Us About its Effectiveness in Mental Health Settings

Defining, Supporting, and Sustaining the Peer Support Specialist Role

Free Online Pathways Transition Training Program

Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) is an online knowledge translation initiative consisting of ten hour-long training modules designed to build the capacity of direct service providers who are working with youth and young adults aged 14-29 who have mental health difficulties, and their families.

Access the modules and accompanying toolkit »

Powerful Film on Psychosis from EASA's Young Adult Leadership Council

Oregon’s Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC) has released their first film project, "In Our Own Words, Sounds and Visions: EASA Young Adult Leadership Council." This powerful film provides insight into the experience of psychosis through the stories, visual art and music of YALC members. The film also highlights the importance of early assessment and support with recommendations for transforming the mental healthcare system.

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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