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

Watch Recording of August's Monthly Consultation: "Supporting Culturally Responsive Practice"

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In this consultation, our team covered how to implement culturally responsive practices. This includes appropriate training for youth peers, necessary organizational practices and values, and addressing oppressive language or ideas.

New Pathways Comics Study Guide for Volume 5, "Moving On"

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This study guide for service providers who work with young people with mental health conditions raises questions for discussion and points for reflection about the events in Volume 5, "Moving On," the final volume in the series of Pathways Comics. This series further explores strategies for engaging young people in services, and the positive outcomes that can result from successful outreach.

Pathways Comics Study Guide Volume 5

Watch Recording of June's Monthly Consultation: "Working with Caregivers and Families"

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Region 10 discussed how youth peer support specialists work with youths' families and caregivers. Topics included how to engage family members and caregivers, as well as common challenges or misconceptions that youth peer support specialists may face when working with caregivers and families.

Watch Recording of April's Monthly Consultation: "Self-care and Setting Boundaries for Youth Peer Support Specialists"

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In this call, our team of experienced youth peer support supervisors discussed how to support youth peer support specialists in practicing self-care and setting boundaries with their youth clients.

Watch Recording of February's Monthly Consultation: "How Youth Partners Collaborate with Family Partners, Part 2"

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In this call, we continued to review how youth and family partners support youth, families, and Wraparound teams individually and collectively. We presented different principles for how youth and family partners work together, and applied said principles to various scenarios.

New Pathways Comics: Issues 1–4 of Volume 5, "Moving On"

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This series further explores strategies for engaging young people in services, and the positive outcomes that can result from successful outreach.

Pathways Comics Volume 5

Watch Recording of July's Monthly Consultation: "Supporting Decision Making"

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Our team discussed how to support youth in healthy, individualized decision-making. We covered how to support youth in weighing pros and cons, exploring potential consequences, and anticipating the situation.

Watch Recording of May's Monthly Consultation: "Strategic Sharing in Different Contexts"

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In this monthly consultation, our team discussed strategic sharing in different contexts. Youth peer support specialists shared their lived experience with youth, parents, fellow professionals and advocacy purposes. We reviewed various scenarios on how youth peer support specialists can safely share their stories in ways that support their youth and their work.

Watch Recording of March's Monthly Consultation: "Youth Peer Support Specialists' Role in Crisis Intervention and Postvention"

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In this call, our team covered youth peer support specialists' roles in crisis intervention and postvention. Learning objectives included how to create crisis and safety plans with youth, appropriate responses from youth peer support specialists while maintaining boundaries, and how youth peer support specialists can support youth after a crisis event.

Watch Recording of January's Monthly Consultation: "How Youth Partners Collaborate with Family Partners, Part 1"

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In this call, we reviewed how youth and family partners support youth, families, and Wraparound teams individually and collectively. We presented different principles for how youth and family partners work together, and applied said principles to various scenarios.