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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)

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

This tip sheet on policy change is designed for use by organizations led by youth and young adults with lived experience in the mental health system. (11/2016)

"Helping Young Adults from Foster Care Succeed in College" cover shot Helping Young Adults from Foster Care Succeed in College

This tip sheet offers strategies to college faculty and staff to support students from foster care to succeed in college. (09/2016)

"Focal Point 2016" cover shot Focal Point (2016): Early Psychosis Intervention

This issue explores early psychosis intervention services, which may prevent much of the trauma and disability associated with psychosis. (04/2016)

"AMP's Top Ten Tips for Engaging with Young People" cover shot AMP's Top Ten Tips for Engaging with Young People

This tip sheet advises service providers and others how to engage successfully with youth, using specific examples to illustrate effective (and ineffective) communication. (09/2016)

"Community Supports for Young People" cover shot Building Community Supports for Young People in the Transition Years: A Tip Sheet for Service Providers

This tip sheet suggests ways providers can assist young people to strengthen their existing supports and/or to connect them with other supports. (01/2016)

"Getting the Most out of VR" cover shot Getting the Most Out of Vocational Rehabilitation

This publication explains the types of services vocational rehabilitation provides and the process of applying for services, and offers tips and a case study that illustrate how to obtain successful outcomes from VR. (11/2015)

"Youth and Young Adult Peer Support" cover shot Youth & Young Adult Peer Support: What Research Tells Us About its Effectiveness in Mental Health Services**

This FAQ describes the research evidence for peer support, as well as some of the challenges that can be expected when peer support is implemented. (10/2015)

JBHSR Special Issue Flyer Special Issue of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research with Guest Editors from Pathways RTC

This special issue highlights new research about interventions that are successful in improving outcomes for emerging adults who experience serious mental health conditions. (02/2015)

"Focal Point 2015" cover shot Focal Point (2015): Trauma-Informed Care

This issue of Focal Point focuses on trauma-informed care and its growing relevance in research, official policy, practice methods, and organizational structure. (05/2015)

"Keep Your Head in the Game" cover shot Keep Your Head in the Game

This workshop, developed through a partnership between Better Futures and FosterClub, is focused on the challenges youth transitioning from foster care may face while pursuing their goals around higher education. Please contact Dr. Jessica Schmidt if you have training questions. (05/2015)

"What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?" cover shot What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?**

This publication offers young adults guidance on career research, including preliminary exploration, getting and conducting informational interviews, and using internet resources for further inquiry. (05/2014)

"¿Qué Quieres Ser Cuando Crezcas?" cover shot ¿Qué Quieres Ser Cuando Crezcas?**

Spanish version of "What Do You Want to Be when You Grow Up?", originally created in English. (05/2016)

"Focal Point: Co-Occurring Disorders" cover shot Focal Point (2014): Co-Occurring Disorders

Between one-third and one-half of young adults with mental health challenges have co-occurring substance use issues. This issue of Focal Point examines treatments and supports for this population. (04/2014)

"Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: State Program" cover shot Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Peer Support in a Youth-led Drop-in Center

This brief provides an example of how one chapter of Youth MOVE National has implemented and supported the Peer Support Specialist role for emerging adults with serious mental health conditions. (01/2014)

"Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Local Program" cover shot Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Providing Direct, Individualized Support in a Local Program

This brief provides an example of how one locally-initiated program has implemented and supported the Peer Support Specialist role for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. (12/2013)

"Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: State Program" cover shot Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Youth Peer Support in Wraparound

This brief provides an example of how one state has implemented and supported the Peer Support Specialist role for emerging adults with serious mental health conditions. (11/2013)

"Tips for Your Team Meetings: A Guide for Youth" cover shot Tips for Your Team Meetings: A Guide for Youth

This tip sheet offers suggestions and strategies to help young people become more involved in their team planning meetings. (11/2013)

"Sugerencias para tus Reuniones en Equipo: Una Guía para Jóvenes" cover shot Sugerencias para tus Reuniones en Equipo: Una Guía para Jóvenes

Spanish version of Tips for Your Team Meetings: A Guide for Youth, originally created in English. (12/2015)

"During Meetings I Can't Stand it When..." cover shot "During Meetings I Can't Stand it When..." A Guide for Facilitators and Team Members

This tip sheet helps meeting facilitators and team members address common issues that occur during team meetings in order to promote meaningful youth participation. (11/2013)

"Durante las Reuniones no Soporto Cuando..." cover shot "Durante las Reuniones no Soporto Cuando..." Una Guía para Facilitadores y Miembros del Equipo

Spanish version of "During Meetings I Can't Stand it When..." A Guide for Facilitators and Team Members, originally written in English. (12/2015)

"A Guide for Conducting Photovoice with Youth" cover shot "I Bloomed Here": A Guide for Conducting Photovoice with Youth Receiving Culturally- and Community-based Services

This guide offers practical suggestions for using the Photovoice process to get young people engaged in their communities. (11/2013)

"Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The Next Transition" cover shot Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The Next Transition**

This guide leads youth through their own growth in advocacy efforts, from owning their own stories to becoming a supportive young adult for other peers. (10/2013)

"State-of-the-Science Conference Proceedings" cover shot State-of-the-Science Conference Proceedings

This proceedings monograph summarizes the events of the 2013 State-of-the-Science conference, which began with a review of the Pathways to Positive Futures model. (09/2013)

"Peer Support FAQ" cover shot FAQ: Defining, Supporting, and Sustaining the Peer Support Specialist Role

This FAQ summarizes what agencies are learning about defining, supporting, and sustaining the Peer Support Specialist role. (07/2013)

"Focal Point 2013" cover shot Focal Point (2013): Education & Employment

This special issue of Focal Point focuses on best practices for helping youth and young adults with mental health challenges reach their educational and employment goals. (05/2013)

"Youth Mental Health Bill of Rights" cover shot Youth Mental Health Bill of Rights

This new one-pager lists the Youth Mental Health Bill of Rights as first outlined on the back page of the 2009 Youth Summit Report. (02/2013)

"Things People Never Told Me" cover shot Things People Never Told Me

This compilation of suggestions about finances, health care, employment, and relationships from foster youth transitioning to adulthood is aimed at equipping other youth leaving foster care with the necessary tools to become independent and successful adults. (10/2012)

"Cosas Que la Gente Nunca Me Dijo" cover shot Cosas Que la Gente Nunca Me Dijo

Spanish version of "Things People Never Told Me", originally created in English. (05/2016)

"Core Competencies for Service Providers" cover shot Tips on Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers

This document describes ten competencies that transition service providers working with young people with mental health difficulties should develop in order to be effective. (09/2012)

"Strengthening Family Support" cover shot Strengthening Family Support for Young People with Mental Health Needs in the Transition to Adulthood: A Tip Sheet for Service Providers

This document instructs service providers in strategies for engaging families in supporting young people with the transition to adulthood. (09/2012)

"Disclosure Fact Sheet" cover shot If, When, and How to Disclose to an Employer That You Have a Mental Health Disability

This fact sheet helps young people with mental health conditions determine the best strategies for whether and how to disclose their conditions to an employer. (08/2012)

"Strategic Sharing Workbook" cover shot Strategic Sharing Workbook: Youth Voice in Advocacy

This workbook, produced by the FFCMH and Pathways RTC, is for individuals who have experienced traumatic life events and are interested in sharing their stories in an effort to promote change. (07/2012)

"Focal Point 2012" cover shot Focal Point (2012): Healthy Body – Healthy Mind

This issue of Focal Point focuses on the recognition that mental health and physical health should not be considered separately. It addresses how the mind and body impact each other, and how we can strive to achieve balance within ourselves. (05/2012)

"Student Loans FAQ" cover shot FAQ: Student Loans, For-Profit Colleges, and Traditional Colleges: Some Things You Should Know Before Borrowing

This FAQ is designed to help prospective college students become better informed about student loans, particularly those used to finance education at for-profit institutions. (06/2012)

"Best Practices" cover shot Best Practices for
Increasing Meaningful
Youth Participation in Collaborative Team Planning

This brief offers tips to increase meaningful youth participation in collaborative team planning meetings. (10/2007)