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

September 12, 2017

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News from Pathways RTC

Upcoming Webinar on Assessing Youth/Young Adult Voice in Agency-Level Decision Making

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

Increasingly, agencies and organizations that serve youth and young adults are seeking to partner with young people as they work to make their services more engaging and responsive. However, agencies often lack information about best practices for involving young people in these efforts. This webinar will describe the development and validation of the Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL) assessment. The Y-VAL is intended to serve both as a guide to best practices and as a measure of the extent to which an agency is meaningfully supporting young people's involvement in advising and decision making.

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Upcoming Webinar on the Mental Health Needs of Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

This webinar will examine how young adults manage their mental health needs while homeless and outline the implications for programs providing mental health services for transition age youth. Featuring data from the Homeless Youth Risk and Resilience Survey, a new study of homeless young adults (age 18-26) gathered through drop-in centers and shelters in seven cities across the country, the webinar will also include the voices of youth who participated. Presenters will outline potential solutions to increase connection and supports for these young people through early identification and intersystem communication.

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Stuff We Like

Call for Proposals: 31st Annual Research & Policy Conference

The "Tampa Conference" is hosted by the Department of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida, in partnership with several other organizations, including Pathways RTC. Pathways, along with Transitions RTC will collaborate with conference organizers on the transition-age youth and young adults "track."

Submit a proposal »

Resource from Pathways: AMP's Top Ten Tips for Engaging with Young People

Designed for service providers and others who work with youth, this tip sheet provides a top-ten list for how to engage successfully with youth. This colorful, engaging resource illustrates its points with specific examples of effective (and ineffective) communication.

Download the tip sheet »



Call for Nominations: Youth M.O.V.E. National's RockStar Awards 2017

Deadline: September 15, 2017

The RockStar Awards recognize individuals and organizations who make an outstanding contribution to the improvement of youth, services, and youth-serving systems that support the positive growth and development of young people – including, but not limited to, mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare

Submit a nomination »

Youth Leaders LC: Working with LGBTQI2S Youth

Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 26, 12:30pm – 2pm PT, 3:30 – 5pm ET

"Direct Connect" is a virtual forum led by Youth M.O.V.E. National for youth and young adults to develop professional skill sets via virtual training opportunities, connect as a community to share and gather new resources, and unite with other youth advocates and professional peers from across the country. October's Direct Connect offering will be presented by Peter Gamache, PhD, and cover the topic of working with youth and young adults in the LGBTQI2S community.

Register for the virtual forum »

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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