Reviews core competencies and gives an overview of the whole training series. Teaches tools to develop and sustain collaborative relationships with youth and young adults using youth positive development and empowerment approaches.
Provides information on mental illness and resources on treatment and wellness. Recovery resources include diet, exercise, medication, peer support, self-advocacy and more. Considers shared decision making and informed consent.
Increasing Cultural Awareness and Building Community Support
Explores strategies for increasing cultural awareness and responsiveness. Examines oppression, trauma, and mental health disparities affecting Native American young people and addresses strategies for connecting Native youth and young adults to community supports to build positive ethnic and cultural identity.
Reviews the roles of racial identity development and racial socialization in promoting resilience in African American youth with mental health needs. Focuses on supporting youth and families to increase their resilience and build strong support systems during the transition to adulthood.
Promoting Cross-Cultural and Intergenerational Relationships
Examines diversity within the Latino community, including immigration experiences, acculturation, and intergenerational relationships. Addresses cross-cultural work with Latino young people with mental health conditions to increase support in the family and community.
Providing Individualized and Developmentally Appropriate Services
Features 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 and leadership activities.
Focuses on strategies to develop and maintain healthy relationships including romantic relationships. Issues of stigmatization and its effects on relationships are addressed and the specific needs of LGTBQIA2-S young people are considered.
Planning Partnerships with Providers of Other Services and Collaborating to Bridge Service Gaps
Addresses attitudes and skills for interdisciplinary and inter-systems collaboration and highlights strategies to overcome service gaps and support community living and participation. Youth self-determination is a guiding principle and steps to assist young people to obtain needed accommodations are also covered.
Using Evidence-Supported Practices and Individualizing Interventions
Considers the distinctive and common features of best practices in interventions with young people based on positive youth development and cultural preferences, and the importance of evaluating programs in partnership with young people.