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

February 20, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

New Webinar Available: Best Practices in Training Service Providers in Transition Competencies

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

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

Watch the webinar recording »

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Updated Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers

Building on work first published in 2010, the Pathways Transition Training Partnership (PTTP) has collaborated with partners to update and clarify the core competencies needed by service providers working in mental health services with young adults of transition age. This new resource defines each of the 15 core competencies along with the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate it, and an example of the competency in practice.

Download the updated Core Competencies »

Stuff We Like

EASAart Comic Series De-Stigmatizes Psychosis

Early Assessment & Support Alliance (EASA) team members recently worked with Portland, OR-based artist, Colleen Coover on a comic series. The first three comics in the series highlight important aspects of many EASA participants' experience and are designed to educate and promote empathy. The cartoons are available in printable, A3 poster size formats from EASA for those who would like to display them in provider offices, etc.

View the comics and get more information on EASA »

Authentic Youth Engagement? Start Here.

Youth MOVE National is now offering the Youth Voice Agency Level (Y-VAL) assessment to help organizations assess how well they are incorporating youth voice into decision making. Pathways RTC worked with Youth MOVE on the development of the Y-VAL. Youth MOVE also offers organizations technical assistance and coaching services to help them in identified growth areas.

Download the guide »



Webinar: Avoiding Homelessness for Youth Aging out of Care: The Wisconsin PATHS to Success Model

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 11, 11:30am – 1pm PT, 2:30pm – 4pm ET

Under the Youth at Risk of Homelessness planning grant, Wisconsin developed an innovative model to prevent homelessness by employing a Housing First, Plus model for youth aging out of care. This program is designed to avoid homelessness by finding the most vulnerable youth aging out of the system and providing housing and intensive services to increase self-sufficiency and foster community connectedness. In this webinar, the program director will present the program structure and components, and share the latest on the second pilot round.

Register or learn more »

Webinar: Integrating Early Psychosis Into Systems of Care

Date/Time: Thursday, February 22, 11am – 12pm PT, 2pm – 3pm ET

Intended for state and local decision makers and advocates involved with Systems of Care and/or Early Psychosis Intervention, this webinar will focus on meeting the needs of youth and young adults with early psychosis including specific steps communities can take to begin to integrate their efforts for more synergy and better outcomes.

Register or learn more »

Pathways RTC and the Learning and Transitions ACR Networking Event at the Tampa Conference

Date/Time: Sunday, March 4, 6:45pm – 8pm ET

If you will be attending the 31st Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, please join researchers from the Pathways RTC and the Transitions ACR for our annual networking event. Researchers and aspiring researchers in the field of transition age youth and young adults are encouraged to attend!

Check out the invitation for details »

Register for the conference »

SAMHSA Voice Awards

Deadline: March 16, 2018

SAMHSA's Voice Awards honor people in recovery and their family members who are improving the lives of people with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The awards program also recognizes TV and film productions that portray behavioral health and recovery.

Submit a nomination 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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