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Pathways RTC's newsletter featuring the latest news and research on youth and young adult mental health

March 15, 2017

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News from Pathways RTC

Upcoming Webinar: "Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults (MST-EA): Treating Young Adults Who Have Justice Involvement and Behavioral Health Conditions"

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1pm – 2pm PT / 4pm – 5pm ET

MST-EA focuses on reducing recidivism and increasing young adults’ positive functioning in the critical areas of emerging adulthood, as well as ensuring treatment and management of mental illness and any co-occurring substance use disorder. For this webinar, Maryann Davis and Ashli Sheidow (both of whom are featured in the upcoming 2017 "Justice and Recovery" edition of Focal Point), will discuss MST-EA and emerging research on this promising intervention.

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Help Test New Tool to Assess Youth Participation

Pathways RTC researchers and Youth M.O.V.E. National have developed a new tool for agencies to assess whether their policies and procedures support the meaningful participation of young people in decision-making. If you work for or with an agency that wants to include youth and young adults in agency decision-making, please help test this tool by completing an online survey. Survey participants can enter a raffle for a 1-in-50 chance of winning a $100 Amazon gift card!

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Stuff We Like

Pathways Featured in "Program Spotlight"

Pathways RTC and its research are highlighted in the March 2017 edition of "Practicing Recovery: Recovery in Transition Age Youth," published by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. The Program Spotlight includes an overview of the history of Pathways, its areas of research and links to major research projects, as well as some of the tools and tip sheets available from Pathways.

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Improving Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), through its Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs), has published its research review on the effectiveness of quality improvement, implementation, and dissemination strategies that seek to improve the mental health care of children and adolescents.

Read the review »



Funding Opportunity: Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD)

Application Deadline: March 22, 2017

Funding applications are now being accepted for the Native Youth I-LEAD program. This program will emphasize a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate approach to ensure that all young Native people can thrive and reach their full potential.

Learn more and apply »

Transition Planning Webinar: The Important Role of Families of Youth and Young Adults with Behavioral Health Needs

Date/Time: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12pm – 1:30pm PT / 3pm – 4:30pm ET

Hosted by the Family Leadership Learning Community, this webinar will outline key principles for working with family members/caregivers of youth and young adults with behavioral health care challenges and transition scenarios and strategies for navigating the transitioning process.

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Funding Opportunity: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Application Deadline: April 4, 2017

Funding applications are now being accepted for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, designed to foster innovative cross-system collaboration for agencies or programs serving individuals with mental illness in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system.

Learn more and apply »

Webinar: Direct Connect National Learning Community for Young Leaders

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 12:30pm – 2pm PT / 3:30pm – 5pm ET

This monthly call is for youth advocates involved in youth engagement efforts in a System of Care / Healthy Transitions community or a Youth M.O.V.E. Chapter who want to develop professional skills and connect with peers.

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Webinar: How to Navigate Clinical Interactions with Deaf Sign Language Users

Date/Time: Monday, March 27, 2017, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

"Deaf 101" will provide participants with basic guidelines for interacting with culturally Deaf clients, including how to work with interpreters, respect Deaf culture and Deaf social norms, and adapt common treatment approaches to be more Deaf-friendly.

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Early Bird Registration for Alternatives 2017

Date/Location: August 18 – 21, 2017, Boston, MA

The Alternatives Conference offers life-changing opportunities to those in the mental health peer-recovery movement. Participants make valuable connections, develop leadership skills, provide and receive peer support, and share expertise and resources. Early bird registration ends April 20th!

Register for the conference »

This activity is supported by a grant funded by both the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5030). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL). The content does not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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