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

New e-Learning Tools: "Improvables"

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The newest e-learning tools from Pathways take the viewer through a video of a real interaction between a provider and a young person, allowing them to stop along the way and explore how the provider's responses can either support or impede the goal of having a youth-driven conversation. It is our goal that youth-service providers use these tools as an opportunity to enhance their skills and to reflect on the "improvables" in their own practice.

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 Volume of Pathways Comics: "Dropping In"

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Pathways Comic Issue 4(1)

Pathways comics are created by and for young adults and the people that care about them. In this set of issues, James and Zoe take a trip to the local drop-in center to use the computers, and James and Jarvis learn about its other services.

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.