Pathways has developed a "family" of agency staff trainings for interventions that effectively increase service providers' ability to work with transition-age youth and young adults experiencing (or at risk for) mental health challenges in adulthood. The foundation of our trainings is the Pathways to Positive Futures practice framework, which illustrates effective practice in terms of a set of common factors or principles (that describe how providers work with young people), and a set of common elements or intervention activities that providers use to support positive development for youth and young adults (that describe what providers do when working with young people).
Each of these trainings and interventions has been tested using rigorous methods, and has been shown to increase providers' skills and to improve young people's outcomes in areas such as service engagement and satisfaction, therapeutic alliance, self-determination, community participation and transition to post-secondary education and training:
- Achieve My Plan (AMP) is designed as a skills-enhancement intervention for providers doing care coordination, transition facilitators using person-centered planning, and other providers using a youth-driven approach.
- AMP PLUS (AMP+) is also a skills-enhancement intervention, designed specifically for peer support specialists working with youth or young adults, and their supervisors.
- The My Life Self-Determination Model (MLM) is a youth coaching intervention to increase engagement in foster care Independent Living (IL) services and similar programming for transition-age youth.
- Better Futures and Project FUTURES are youth coaching interventions adapted from the MLM which specifically focus on postsecondary outcomes for transition-age foster youth experiencing mental health stressors.
We have new models coming soon, and can adapt trainings to fit your needs and context.