Improving the Lives of Young People with Serious Mental Health Conditions Through Research & Training
Help Test New Tool to Assess Inclusion of Youth Voice at the System Level
Are you part of a local, regional, state or national-level advisory or governance committee/ council that includes young people as members? If so, we invite you to have your committee/ council participate in our project to develop the Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice on Commitees and Councils (Y-VOC). Committees/ councils participate via an online survey, and can receive a report on their scores. Each participant also has a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Upcoming Webinar on College Success for Young Adults with Foster Care Experience
This webinar will focus on programs designed to support young adults with mental health stressors and foster care experience to succeed in college. Representatives from multiple programs will share details of their implementation successes and lessons learned, program sustainability, and what further questions need to be explored with research. This webinar will be of interest for others looking to establish or strengthen resources in their own universities/communities, as well as other researchers, providers and program administrators working in the field, and young adults with lived experiences.
In this collection of briefs, Pathways staff and collaborators explore the State of the Science in young adult mental health and identify future research needs. These briefs and related Pathways research project summaries are focused on peer support, training for providers, supporting community participation and social network enhancement for young adults, as well as youth voice and family involvement.
Updated Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers
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: Understanding Neurobiology of Psychological Trauma
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.