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

November 14, 2017

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News from Pathways RTC

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Pathways Staff Among Plenary Speakers Announced for Tampa Conference

The plenary session, "Can You Afford (Not) to Improve Workforce Development for Providers Working with Youth and Young Adults?" on Tuesday, March 6 during the 31st Annual Research & Policy Conference Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health Conference, will feature Janet Walker, Director of Pathways RTC, and Caitlin Baird, Project Manager with Pathways RTC, along with Ashli Sheidow, Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center, Malisa Pearson, Project Coordinator with Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) and Johanna Bergen, Executive Director, Youth MOVE National.

Review Tuesday afternoon plenary details »

Review full list of confirmed speakers and register for 2018 conference »

Stuff We Like

Recent Pathways Webinars Available Online

The two Pathways webinars held in October – "The Development and Validation of an Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice in Agency-Level Advising and Decision Making" and "Mental Health Needs and Service Use Among Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness" – are now available on the Pathways webinar archive, along with all of our previous webinars.

Access Pathways webinar archive »

Suicide Prevention Video Created by High School Students

Alone is a new video produced by students at Central High School in Independence, Oregon as part of their Power Peers class with help from their teacher, Roseanna Larson, Talewind Visuals and the Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition. The video creatively illustrates the positive message that you are not alone and it is always ok to ask for help.

Watch the video, get the resources »



Family Centered Strategies in Juvenile Court

Date/Time: Monday, Nov. 20, 10:30am – 11:30am PT, 1:30pm – 2:30pm ET

The webinar will explore an innovative new family centered alternative to the traditional juvenile treatment court approach that blends elements of the Family Treatment Court approach with positive youth development and community engagement strategies. Jerry Stollings, Reclaiming Futures Project Director from Williams County in Northwest Ohio will present; with an introduction by Reclaiming Futures National Executive Director Evan Elkin.

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Webinar: Metabolic Disorder in Early Psychosis

Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 15, 8:30am – 10am PT, 11:30am – 1pm ET

Metabolic Disorder is a common and life-threatening condition among individuals in the early stages of psychotic illness. This webinar will review the causes, signs and symptoms and health effects of Metabolic Disorder, monitoring guidelines, the role of medication prescribing, and current research for preventing and mitigating Metabolic Disorder. Dr. Douglas Noordsy and Dr. Jacob Ballon of Stanford University will be the presenting.

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Youth MOVE National Offering Dare to Dream Grants

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

Youth MOVE National’s Dare to Dream America program is accepting applications from youth (ages 13 to 25) or Youth MOVE Chapters to receive a grant up to $2500 to implement projects that promote mental health awareness.

Get more information »

An informational webinar will take place Nov 15, 2017, and be repeated on December 6, 2017.

Register for Nov 15 webinar session, 12pm – 1pm PT, 3pm – 4pm ET »

Register for Dec 6 webinar session, 1pm – 2pm PT, 4pm – 5pm ET »

2018 University of Maryland Baltimore Training Institutes Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018

Individuals with expertise in integrating systems and improving outcomes in behavioral health for children, youths, young adults, and their families are invited to submit presentation proposals for the University of Maryland, Baltimore 2018 Training Institutes. This year’s theme is Leading Change: Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, Young Adults, and their Families. 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 and will take place July 25 – 28, 2018, in Washington, DC.

Submit proposals, get more information »

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 »

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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