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

March 20, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

Pathways State of the Science: Peer Support for Youth and Young Adults who Experience Serious Mental Health Conditions

Pathways staff and collaborators presented our State of the Science in a series of sessions in the Y&YA track during the "Tampa conference" earlier this month. Our State-of-the-Science briefings and project summaries are now available online and we will be highlighting one each month, beginning with Peer Support. This brief reviews the research literature on peer support for youth and young adults who experience serious mental health conditions, describes how current work at Pathways RTC is helping to build new knowledge about peer support, and outlines implications for a research agenda going forward.

Read the peer support brief »

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Upcoming Webinar: Supporting College Success for Youth and Young Adults with Lived Experiences in Foster Care

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

This webinar will focus on programs designed to support college success for young adults with mental health stressors and foster care experience. Representatives from multiple programs will share details of their implementation successes and lessons learned, program sustainability, and what further questions need to be explored with research. This webinar will be of interest for others looking to establish or strengthen resources in their own universities/ communities, as well as other researchers, providers and program administrators working in the field, and young adults with lived experiences.

Register for the webinar »

Stuff We Like

Help Test New Tool to Assess Inclusion of Youth Voice at the System Level

Are you part of a local, regional, state or national-level advisory or governance committee/ council that includes young people as members? If so, we invite you to have your committee/ council participate in our project to develop the Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice on Commitees and Councils (Y-VOC). Committees/ councils participate via an online survey, and can receive a report on their scores. Each participant also has a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Learn more and take the survey »

Webinar Recording: Integrating Early Psychosis Intervention into SoC

This Feb. 22 webinar hosted by SAMHSA, focused on state and local decision makers and advocates involved with Systems of Care and/ or Early Psychosis Intervention. Presenters Tamara Sale, MA; Steven Adelsheim, MD; Patrice Fetzer, LISW-S; and Jennifer Humensky, PhD, discussed how integrating these efforts conceptually and operationally can better meet the needs of youth and young adults with early psychosis, and provided specific steps communities can take to begin to integrate their efforts.

Watch the webinar »



Webinar: Positive Practices for Working with Psychosis

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 9am – 12pm PT, 12pm – 1pm ET

The webinar, designed for people from a range of disciplines who may have little CBT knowledge. will introduce the model, discuss each of the five components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) informed skills, and draw upon case examples to demonstrate these skills in a real world setting.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Behavioral Health Disorders and Employment for Justice-Involved Adolescents

Date/Time: Thursday, April 18, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

There is widespread concern about the needs of adolescents with mental illness involved in the justice system yet little is known about how the relationship between mental health symptoms and positive outcomes (e.g., employment) in these adolescents. This webinar will examine and compare patterns of education and employment over 7 years for justice-involved adolescent offenders with and without mental health conditions. The presenters will share findings on the influence of mental health status on employment and education outcomes and how interventions can be focused to assist these youth in achieving positive employment experiences.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Understanding Psychosis – Using Formulation to Develop Effective Interventions

Date/Time: Friday, April 20, 2018, 9am – 12pm PT, 12pm – 3pm ET

Designed for intermediate level CBT clinicians, this webinar will build on existing knowledge-base through examination of different formulation techniques, including collaborative development of formulation and team-based formulation. Clinicians will be encouraged to submit de-identified case examples prior to the workshop for discussion during the webinar.

Register for the webinar »

SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Up to $16.8 Million for the Healthy Transitions Program

Application Deadline: May 14, 2018

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders grant program, which will provide up to $16.8 million over the next 5 years. The program aims to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16–25 who have a serious emotional disturbance or a serious mental illness. SAMHSA expects to fund four grantees with up to $1 million per year for up to 5 years.

Apply or learn more »

Early Bird Registration Open for University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes

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

Early bird registration of $850 is available until March 30, 2018. After that, advance registration will be $925. In addition, all registrations paid in full by March 30, 2018 will be entered to win a free registration for someone else. (See site for details and exclusions.) A limited number of Parent and Youth Scholarships will be available to assist family members in participating in the Training Institutes. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is April 16, 2018.

Complete early bird registration by March 30 »

Apply for parent and youth scholarships by April 16 »

Grantee Applications Open for 2018 Early Psychosis Peer Meeting

Date/Location: August 22–24, 2018, Portland, OR

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

Due to limited capacity, grantees interested in attending this meeting must complete the application process to be considered for acceptance, as there is limited capacity. Ideally, each participating team will be comprised of leaders from key child and family and adult-serving systems and organizations who have decision-making authority or critical influence for funding and staffing EPI services.

Apply 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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