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

October 10, 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.

Register for the webinar »

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Stuff We Like

SAMHSA's 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Data in SAMHSA's latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows serious mental illness (SMI) is more prevalent among young adults (18 to 25 year olds) than those aged 26 and over. On the significance of the data, Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., assistant secretary for mental health and substance use in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), pointed out that along with the higher prevalence of SMI, "nearly half of young adults with SMI had not received proper mental health treatment. Such limited access may be contributing to the growing numbers of young adults who report thinking about, planning, and/or attempting suicide."

Read the news story »

Read the SAMHSA 2016 NSDUH »

Call for Proposals: 31st Annual Research & Policy Conference

The "Tampa Conference," taking place March 4 – 7, 2017 in Tampa, FL, 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." This track allows presenters to share research findings to improve the lives of and services, treatments, and supports for youth and young adults (ages 16-30) living with mental health conditions. This year the track also includes an emphasis on community participation and education and employment among young adults in an effort to highlight the current state of the science in these areas.

Submit a proposal by October 27 »

View the youth / young adults "track" flyer »



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 »

Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Funded by a grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has created the Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) fellowship to support the training of master's level practitioners in mental health services. This fellowship is designed for students in terminal master's programs in psychology whose training prepares them to provide mental health services to transition age youth (ages 16 through 25) and their families.

Learn more about eligibility and apply »

Save the Date: 2018 University of Maryland Baltimore Training Institutes

Date/Location: July 25 – 28, 2018, Washington, DC

The 2018 Training Institutes are sponsored by the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and hosted by the School of Social Work's Institute for Innovation and Implementation. Held since 1986 the biennial Training Institutes offer cross system training on children's behavioral health. The Training Institutes will focus on "Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, and Young Adults and Their Families." Watch for more details in the coming months!

View the announcement flyer »

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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