Pathways Transition Training Partnership (PTTP)

Training Modules for Service Providers

Free Online Pathways Transition Training Program

Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood Training ModulesPromoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) is an online knowledge translation initiative consisting of ten hour-long training modules, and is available to service providers without charge. The modules are designed to build the capacity of direct service providers who are working with youth and young adults aged 14-29 who have mental health difficulties, and their families. Each module includes information on key topics, video clips of young adults and service providers, interactive questions throughout, and a quiz leading to a certificate of completion or continuing education credits at the end.

Each module is accompanied by a reference and resource list, a glossary, and a set of practice exercises from the Pathways Transition Training Toolkit. The exercises are designed to assist participants to apply skills in situations similar to those they encounter in their work with youth, young adults, and families. Participants who complete modules successfully will be able to download a certificate for one hour of continuing education credit (CEU) or a certificate of completion.

Please use the same email address to access each of the modules. All 10 Modules can be accessed here:

Please read our FAQ or contact Pauline Jivanjee at jivanjee@pdx.edu or 503-725-5015 or Eileen Brennan at brennane@pdx.edu or 503-725-5003 for more information.

Description

The Pathways Transition Training Partnership has developed a set of practice competencies and Pathways Transition Training, a series of 10 free online training modules for service providers to increase skills in engaging and supporting youth and young adults in the transition years who have mental health conditions.

Each module is approximately one hour in length, and includes information on key topics, video clips of young adults and service providers, interactive questions throughout, and a quiz leading to a certificate of completion or continuing education credits at the end. Each module is accompanied by a reference and resource list, a glossary, and a set of practice exercises. The exercises are designed to assist participants to apply skills in situations similar to those they encounter in their work with youth, young adults, and families. A brief description of the content of each module is available in our informational brochure. Each module is accompanied by a reference and resource list, a glossary, and a set of practice exercises from the Pathways Transition Training Toolkit.

Staff members, in collaboration with 20 PTTP Partner Organizations providing services to young people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families, are engaged in a study of Pathways transition training outcomes. This research compares learning outcomes of service provider teams assigned randomly to participate in online training only or online training plus organizational supports. Other PTTP projects include a national survey of transition service provider training needs and preferences, and the development and testing of alternative online training models and supports.

Please read our FAQ or contact Pauline Jivanjee at jivanjee@pdx.edu or 503-725-5015 or Eileen Brennan at brennane@pdx.edu or 503-725-5003 for more information.

Updates

Pathways Transition Training Preview Trailer

This trailer gives an introduction to the Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood training series.

Posted 12-01-15

Products

Achieving Cross-System Collaboration to Support Young People in the Transition Years: A Tip Sheet for Service Providers

This tip sheet advises service providers on how to reach across fragmented services and systems to assist young people to achieve their goals.

Parents of Young People with Disabilities and their Work-Life Challenges

This congressional briefing sheet discusses the work-life challenges specific to families having children with mental health and other disabilities. It also describes the need for governmental policy supports for families raising children with disabilities.

Building Community Supports for Young People in the Transition Years: A Tip Sheet for Service Providers

This tip sheet suggests ways providers can assist young people to strengthen their existing supports and/or to connect them with other supports, including emotional support, material assistance, and help with problem solving.

Transition Service Provider Competencies

The Pathways Transition Training competencies represent the skills needed to work effectively with diverse youth and young adults with mental health conditions and their families. They were developed by a national collaborative group of young adults, family members, cross-system service providers and interdisciplinary researchers.

Transition Service Provider Competency Scale

The TSPCS is a self-assessment scale for service providers to assess their own level of confidence in a range of competencies for providing effective supports to youth and young adults in the transition years.

Strengthening Family Support for Young People with Mental Health Needs in the Transition to Adulthood: A Tip Sheet for Service Providers

This document instructs service providers in strategies for engaging families in supporting young people with the transition to adulthood.

Fortalecimiento de Apoyo Familiar para Jóvenes con Necesidades de Salud Mental en la Transición a la Edad Adulta: Una Hoja de Consejos para Proveedores de Servicios

This document is the Spanish translation of Strengthening Family Support for Young People with Mental Health Needs in the Transition to Adulthood: A Tip Sheet for Service Providers, orginally produced in English.

Tips on Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers

This document describes ten competencies that transition service providers working with young people with mental health difficulties should develop in order to be effective.

Consejos sobre Competencias Básicas para Proveedores de Servicios de Transición

This document is the Spanish translation of Tips on Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers, orginally produced in English.

Presentations

Factors Contributing to Employment Status over Time for Caregivers of Young People with Mental Health Challenges

Presented at the Work and Family Conference, Washington, DC, June, 2016.

Assessing Competency-based Outcomes of Transition Service Provider Training Experiences: Scale Development

Presented at the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March, 2016.

Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood: A Knowledge Translation Online Program for Transition Service Providers

Presented at the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March, 2016.

Understanding Caregiver Strain among Parents of Transition-Aged Young People

Presented at the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March, 2016.

Preliminary Evaluations of an Online Training for Service Providers Working with Young Adults with Mental Health Issues

Presented at the DCDT Conference, Portland, OR, October, 2015.

Development and testing of the Transition Service Provider Competency Scale

Presented at the Western Social Science Association Conference, Portland, OR, April, 2015.

Brain Development and Trauma-informed Services for Emerging Adults

Presented at the Oregon Association of Vocational Special Needs Personnel, Hood River, OR, February 21, 2015.