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

May 18, 2017

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News from Pathways RTC

Upcoming Webinar: "Increasing Providers’ Skills for Working with Youth: Exploring the Effectiveness of Online 'Remote' Training"

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 11am – 12pm PT / 2pm – 3pm ET

The need to train providers to work effectively with youth and young adults is well documented. It is also well known that, in human services, new skills that are learned during training are unlikely to be implemented in real-life practice situations unless high quality coaching is provided as part of training follow up. This webinar reports on the successful use of a cost-effective method for providing high quality training via the internet, using video recorded "observations."

Register for the webinar »

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New Journal Article on Career Planning Self-Determination

Pathways researcher Jo-Ann Sowers is the lead author of a new article from the Career Visions Project that has appeared in the Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation. The article details positive outcomes found in a randomized study of an intervention to increase the self-determination and career planning engagement of young adults with mental health challenges. Additionally, by the final follow up, young people in the intervention condition were twice as likely as those in the control condition to have worked and/or taken a class in the prior three months.

Read the author's manuscript »

Stuff We Like

Focus on Prevention Guide

Focus on Prevention is a guide developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help groups and communities implement locally-based prevention programs to address substance abuse. This guide outlines how to plan and deliver prevention programs to youth and young adults, from needs assessment to delivering the message and evaluating results.

Download the guide »

Physical Health Conditions Among Adolescents with and Without Major Depressive Episode

SAMHSA has published a data review examining the association between major depressive episode (MDE), self-rated overall health, and selected health conditions (including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, obesity and diabetes) among adolescents in a representative sample from the U.S.

Read the data review »



The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion 2017 Summer Institute

Date/Location: July 24 – 25, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

The Summer Institute will bring together researchers, service recipients and their families, service practitioners, state and county mental health administrators, peer specialists, and peer-run programs to discuss the state-of-the-science research findings about community inclusion of individuals with mental illnesses.

Register for the institute »

April's Direct Connect National Learning Community for Youth Leaders

April's learning community, "The Kind of Leadership We Need: Embracing Our Diversity as Leaders in Systems Transformation," focused on leadership development through the use of story, reflection, and exploration of key issues like health equity and intersectionality. The Direct Connect National Learning Community for Youth Leaders is a community of youth and young adults who want to develop professional skills while also connecting with peers who are using their lived experiences to make systems change.

View the recording on YouTube »

Special Note...

Staff Update

John Ossowski has left Portland State University to pursue new opportunities on the East Coast. We all wish him the best of luck! Emily Taylor, who has been working with John over the past year, has replaced John as the Pathways Dissemination Manager.

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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