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

December 12, 2017

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News from Pathways RTC

Upcoming Webinar: Best Practices in Training Service Providers in Transition Competencies

Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

In this webinar, the Pathways Transition Training Partnership team will discuss outcomes of a study of online competency-based training for transition service providers. Two team leaders will share experiences of facilitating team-based learning. Presenters will also report preliminary findings of a national survey of transition service providers' training needs and preferences.

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New Tip-Sheet: Understanding Neurobiology of Psychological Trauma

Pathways Transition Training Partnership developed a tip-sheet for service providers with introductory information on scientifically-informed findings about brain development and trauma, specific to transition age youth. This 8-page resource, available for free download from Pathways, includes a discussion of the impact of trauma on the brain and the combined effect of developmentally-based changes to the brain during adolescence. It provides additional context for understanding and recognizing trauma, as well as tips on trauma-informed engagement with young people. It also includes self-care recommendations for service providers who may experience vicarious trauma in the course of their work.

Access the tip sheet »

Stuff We Like

Reminder: Take a Short Survey on Pathways Resources for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Please take a few minutes to respond to a short survey about one of the most downloaded resources on our site to help us ensure the research-based resources Pathways RTC offers are as useful as possible. At the end of the survey, you may choose to enter a raffle for a 1-in-100 chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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KSOC-TV Recording on Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness

This webisode features host Gary Blau of SAMHSA, in conversation with Sarah Narendorf, University of Houston; Dani Dominguez, Community Education Coordinator, YES Institute; and Luis Vasquez of SAMHSA discussing mental health needs of children, youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.

Watch the video »



Direct Connect: Making Data Work for You

Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 14, 12:30pm – 2:30pm PT, 3:30pm – 5:30pm ET

December's Direct Connect offering will be presented by Youth MOVE National Team members Kristin Thorp and Brianne Masselli. Learn the basics of collecting data and utilizing data for your youth program's improvement, growth and sustainability.

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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 »

2018 University of Maryland Baltimore Training Institutes Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended to January 8, 2018

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

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. Proposals may be made in one of five formats: an Institute, a Workshop, an Ignite Talk, a session for the RockStar Youth Leadership Track, or a Poster Presentation.

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 »

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

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

Preliminary information on this year's conference is now available, including the plenary speakers and preliminary agenda at a glance. Early bird registration is available until February 16, 2018.

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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