Pathways Transition Training Partnership (PTTP)

Training Modules for Service Providers

Free Online Training Program: Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood

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.

Pathways Transition Training Video Briefs

Free Online Video Series: Pathways Transition Training Video Briefs

Pathways Transition Training Video BriefsThe Pathways Transition Training Partnership has developed this series of short video trainings to provide brief overviews of key concepts and skills for working with youth and young adults with mental health needs. The 5-minute video briefs feature presentations by service providers and youth advocates and are accompanied by practice-oriented discussion questions and links to relevant resources for further learning. The first five video briefs focus on trauma-informed care, youth cultures, engaging youth in treatment, promoting family support, and shared decision making. This fall five additional video briefs will be released that cover collaborating with peer support providers, supporting youth advocacy, working with Native American youth, supporting young people as they form adult relationships, and working with LGBTQ youth.

Participants can access the video briefs 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 Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood, 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 challenges. A brief description of the content of each module is available in our informational brochure.

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. Every 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.

PTTP staff members recently conducted a study of outcomes of the Pathways transition training modules in collaboration with 20 PTTP Partner Organizations providing services to young people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families. This research compared learning outcomes of teams of transition service providers assigned randomly to participate in online training only or online training plus team-based practice exercises. Preliminary findings indicate that participants in both groups increased their confidence in their self-reported competencies to provide research-based services to youth and young adults. Participants who engaged in team-based practice activities also demonstrated higher scores on knowledge tests. Our team is currently working on a detailed report of the study.

Additionally, in collaboration with Youth MOVE National, the PTTP team recently conducted Supporting You in Supporting Youth, a national survey of transition service providers' training needs and preferences. A total of 254 service providers participated in the survey and we are currently working on data analysis and preparation of a report. Findings will be used to guide the development and testing of alternative online training models and supports.

For more information, 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.

Updates

Pathways Transition Training Preview Trailer

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

Posted 12-01-15

Publications and Products

Employed Parents of Children Receiving Mental Health Services: Caregiver Strain and Work-Life Integration

This article examined employment engagement (i.e., months of employment, hours worked per week, days of work missed due to the child's challenges) among caregivers of children and youth entering community-based mental health service systems.

Development and Psychometric Testing of the Transition Service Provider Competency Scale

This paper reports on the identification of a set of core competencies for service providers working with youth with mental health needs in the transition years and the development and psychometric testing of the Transition Service Provider Competency Scale (TSPCS), a 15-item self-report instrument.

Transition Mental Health Service Provider Core Competencies

This new resource builds on work first published in 2010 to define each of the 15 core competencies needed by service providers working in mental health services with young adults of transition age, along with the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate it, and an example of the competency in practice.

Understanding Neurobiology of Psychological Trauma: Tips for Working with Transition-Age Youth

This tip sheet introduces service providers to 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.

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 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

Knowledge Translation through Online Training for Transition Service Providers: Assessing Outcomes of Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood

Presented at the Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March, 2018.

Transition Service Providers' Training Needs, Preferences, and Challenges

Presented at the Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March 6, 2018.

Transition Service Provider Competency Scale: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Presented at the Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March 7, 2017.

Shaping the Future of Training: Needs and Strategies for Supporting Successful Transitions to Adulthood

Presented at the Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March 6, 2017.

Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood: Evaluation of an Online Training Program for Transition Service Providers

Presented at the Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL, March 6, 2017.

Empowering Youth with Mental Health Needs to Pursue Positive Transition Outcomes

Presented at the Oregon Association of Vocational Special Needs Personnel 2017 Conference, Portland, OR, February, 2017.

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.