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

January 9, 2018

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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.

Register for the webinar »

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Pathways Survey Respondents Select Most Popular Pathways Resources

Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey about the most downloaded resources on our site. Based on more than 200 responses, the three most popular resources downloaded in 2017 from the Pathways site were:

  1. AMP's Top Ten Tips for Engaging with Young People
  2. Focal Point 2017: Justice and Recovery
  3. What is Peer Support and What is Not Peer Support

Access these and other publications »

Stuff We Like

SAMHSA's ISMICC Delivers First Report to Congress

The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) reports to Congress and federal agencies on issues related to serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance. On December 14, members of the committee discussed the recommendations in their first report to Congress on the best ways to increase access to quality, affordable behavioral health care.

View the press conference »

Download the full report »

Mental Health and Wellness Through Civic Participation: Why Your Opinion Matters

The Temple University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living and Participation of Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities has published a guide to civic engagement as a way to support mental health and community involvement. Available for free download, the guide provides an introduction to becoming an informed voter and engaging at a local and national level.

Download the guide »



Training Institutes Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to January 29, 2018

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

Monday, January 29 is the final deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 Training Institutes. Sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Social Work and hosted by The Institute for Innovation and Implementation, the theme of this year's event is LEADING CHANGE – Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families.

Submit a proposal or get more information »

Webinar: Sustaining and Supporting Healthy Transitions Work Groups and Advisory Boards

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 31, 11am – 12pm PT, 2pm – 3pm ET

As funding for Healthy Transitions begins to wind down, it is essential for grantees to build a successful transition team to ensure that the core components of HT continue to influence how services and supports are provided for youth of transition age. This webinar will provide key considerations for supporting and sustaining Healthy Transitions work groups and advisory boards (including youth and family groups).

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Webinar: Beyond Barriers – Navigating Disparities Faced by Marginalized Youth and Young Adults

Date/Time: Thursday, February 8, 11am – 12pm PT, 2pm – 3pm ET

This webinar explores how to provide young people with developmentally appropriate supports and guidance, and how to make organizations and service agencies more accessible to those most marginalized.

Register for the webinar »

SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program

Deadline: February 12, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Minority Fellowship Program (Short Title: MFP).

Apply or get details »

Webinar: First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Sustainability Options

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 28, 11am – 12pm PT, 2pm – 3pm ET

Although each state has somewhat different approaches to Medicaid reimbursement for FEP program services, HT grantees are rethinking what approaches would work best for the coordinated specialty care (CSC) models that are the foundation of most evidence-based FEP programs. Some grantees have been considering negotiating a flat rate that would cover some of their outreach activities. This webinar will address varied approaches to funding FEP program services.

Register for the webinar »

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.

Register or learn more »

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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