EASA Connections

Description

EASA Connections brings together young adults who have been part of Oregon's early psychosis initiative to develop a peer-delivered series of web-based decision support tools for new individuals entering into early psychosis services. The web-based modules will include videos and messaging featuring the perspectives of individuals who have experienced psychosis. The modules will focus on engagement in treatment, social connectedness and self determination. We will test the modules' feasiblity and acceptability, and explore potential mechanisims of action, through a mixed-methods pre-post pilot study with individuals who are new to the EASA program.

Updates

Tamara Sale Presents at Symposium

Posted 06-12-17

Tamara Sale presented "Serving Early Psychosis Populations: Evidence-Based Practices and Systems" at UC Davis on May 1st:

Webinar Recording: Introduction to Psychosis-Risk Syndrome

Posted 03-22-17

This webinar, produced by Barbara Walsh, PhD provided an overview and introduction to the Psychosis-Risk Syndrome and implications for the field. This webinar was hosted by Portland State University, a core partner in the TA Network, and was part of a series of events being planned over the coming year focused on Psychosis-Risk Syndrome.

Publications and Products

The Integration of Early Psychosis Services in a System of Care Framework: Opportunities, Issues, and Recommendations

This monograph describes how an SOC approach, coupled with specialized early psychosis intervention, can create a sustainable infrastructure, significantly decrease the duration of untreated psychosis, and improve service delivery and outcomes for youth and young adults with early signs of psychosis.

Program Directory of Early Psychosis Intervention Programs

This directory from the EASA Center for Excellence is a collection of information about early intervention programs for psychosis within the U.S. It aims to help people find resources in their communities and to facilitate a communicated network among these programs.

Development and Testing of the First-Episode Psychosis Services Fidelity Scale

This article from Psychiatric Services examined a study that tested the reliability and validity of the First-Episode Psychosis Services Fidelity Scale (FEPS-FS) and compared it with similar scales.

2015 Edition of Early Psychosis Intervention Projects National Directory

The EASA Center for Excellence and the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Healthcare published the second edition of the National Directory in January 2015. It contains updated contact and basic program information for 70 early psychosis intervention projects in 18 states.

Presentations

Empowerment of Individuals Experiencing Early Psychosis through Community-Based Participatory Research and Technology: Lessons Learned from EASA Connections

Paper presented at Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March, 2018.

Presentations

Serving Early Psychosis Populations: Evidence-Based Practices and Systems

Symposium presented at UC Davis, Sacramento, CA, May 1, 2017.

Presentations

Early Intervention in Psychosis: Youth Perspective, Research Efforts, and State Findings

Presented at the Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL, March 2016.

Journeys Through and Beyond Psychosis: Our Experience in Oregon

Presented at the Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL, March 2016.