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

July 18, 2017

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News from Pathways RTC

New Tip Sheet: What Is Peer Support and What Is NOT Peer Support?

Pathways RTC’s AMP+ project is focused on developing the young adult peer support workforce, which plays a critical role in mental health services for youth and young adults. The project researchers have developed a new tip sheet designed as an informational and training resource for young adults working as youth peer support specialists (YPSSs), as well as their clients and other providers. It outlines the primary functions of the young adult peer support role and addresses some of the common misconceptions about this important work.

Access the tip sheet »

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Participate in a Survey of Service Providers’ Training Needs – Deadline Extended to July 24

Pathways researchers in collaboration with Youth MOVE National are conducting a survey of service providers’ training needs to better serve youth and young adults with mental health needs. Findings will help guide the development of training resources to improve service providers' skills in supporting young people. After completing the 10-15 minute survey, participants can enter to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards.

Take the survey »

Stuff We Like

June Webinar on the Effectiveness of Online 'Remote' Training Available

Pathways RTC’s June webinar on the successful use of a cost-effective method for providing high quality training via the internet using video recorded "observations" is available on the Pathways webinar archive. There you can also browse the complete Pathways RTC webinar archive, which includes previous Pathways webinars since 2010.

View the webinar recording »

Youth-Adult Partnership Rubric from Michigan State University

The Youth-Adult Partnership Rubric, an assessment tool for professional development and program evaluation, is available for free download from the Community Evaluation Research Collaborative. The rubric measures four critical areas of youth-adult partnership (Y-AP): authentic decision making, natural mentors, reciprocity, and community connectedness.

Learn more and get the rubric »



Transition Age Youth Working Conference

Date/Location: August 1 – 2, 2017, Washington D.C.

Hosted by Open Table in collaboration with SAMHSA, this conference will provide grantees information on the Open Table model, which creates enhanced faith and government co-investment strategies to serve and support transition age youth and young adults.

Register or learn more »

Direct Connect Youth Leadership Learning Community: Organizational Development

Date/Time: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:30pm – 2pm PT / 3:30pm – 5pm ET

Virtual forum for youth and young adults led by Youth M.O.V.E. National, this month’s session will feature a presentation by Dan Aune on the keys to youth organization development, including logic modeling, strategic planning and capacity building.

Register for the learning community »

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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