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

June 15, 2017

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News from Pathways RTC

New Guide: Changing the Rules: A Guide for Youth and Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Change Policy

Pathways RTC has developed this guide on policy change for young adults groups who are interested in affecting mental health policy. The interactive guide, intended for use online, provides an overview of the policy cycle and describes the activities that are usually accomplished in each step. An example of a policy change project is included to illustrate each step in the policy change process.

Download the guide »

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New Journal Article: Increasing Youths' Participation in Team-Based Treatment Planning: The Achieve My Plan Enhancement for Wraparound

This new article in the Journal of Child and Family Studies by Pathways researchers Janet S. Walker, Celeste L. Seibel and former Pathways researcher, Sharice Jackson, describes a randomized study testing the Achieve My Plan (AMP) enhancement for Wraparound. Findings show that for young people who received Wraparound with the AMP enhancement there was an increase in the level of young people's satisfaction, active engagement and self-determined participation in Wraparound.

Read the author's manuscript »

Stuff We Like

Upcoming Webinar on 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. 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 »

Employing Young Adult Peer Providers Toolkit and Webinar

Last month the Transitions RTC held a webinar on Effectively Employing Young Adult Peer Providers that reviewed their new Toolkit of the same name. The webinar focused on ways to promote the success of young adult peer support workers and introduced the new toolkit, designed to help employers enhance recruitment and retention of young adult peer support workers.

Access the webinar recording »

Download the toolkit »



Youth Mental Health Clinicians' Input Requested for Research Survey – Open Until June 19, 2017

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Australia, is gathering input from youth mental health clinicians worldwide as part of an effort to develop a new framework for planning youth mental health services.

Respond to the survey or learn more »

Webinar: CLC Peer Learning Exchange: Implementing the CLAS Standards of Recruiting and Hiring a Diverse Workforce

Date/Time: Friday, July 14, 2017, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

This webinar is designed to help administrators, service providers, and peer supporters in SOC implement Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards with a focus on recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce.

Register for the webinar »

31st Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Date/Location: March 4 – 7, 2018, Tampa, FL

Save the Date! Registration is now open for next year's "Tampa Conference," which will include the 2018 Youth and Young Adult Mental Health State-of-the-Science Conference, jointly sponsored by Transitions RTC and Pathways RTC. Please watch for the call for proposals opening August 15.

Learn more about 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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