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

May 15, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

The Integration of Early Psychosis Services in a System of Care Framework: Opportunities, Issues and Recommendations

This new guidance on integrating early psychosis services in a system of care (SOC) framework, explains how an SOC approach, coupled with specialized early psychosis intervention, can create a sustainable infrastructure, significantly decrease the duration of untreated psychosis, and improve service delivery and outcomes for youth and young adults with early signs of psychosis.

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Assessing Youth Voice in Policy (SoS article) [enable images to see]

Pathways State of the Science: Assessing the Meaningful Inclusion of Youth Voice in Policy and Practice

This month we’re highlighting the third in our series of State-of-the-Science briefings and project summaries available online. This review looks at the latest research on the best ways to support meaningful participation of young people in organizations and systems and includes discussion of existing assessment tools for agency and system-level self-assessment.

Read the state-of-the-science brief »

Stuff We Like

Call for Nominations: Youth MOVE National's Rockstar Awards 2018

Nomination Deadline: May 27, 2018

Youth MOVE National is now accepting nominations for its annual Rockstar Awards. The Rockstar Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of youth services and youth-serving systems that support the positive growth and development of young people.

Nominate an individual or organization today! »

In Case You Missed It: Transitions ACR Webinar – Behavioral Health Disorders and Employment for Justice Involved Adolescents

Presented in April by the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR), this webinar examined and compared patterns of education and employment over a 7-year period for justice-involved adolescent offenders with and without mental health conditions.

Watch the recording and download the presentation slides »



Webinar: System of Care (SOC) Leadership Learning Community: Considerations for System of Care Leaders in Developing Trauma-Informed Systems of Care

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 16, 11:30am – 1pm PT, 2:30pm – 4pm ET

This month’s SOC Leadership Learning Community meeting will focus on implementing SOCs that are trauma-informed in the context of trauma as a public health priority. Presenters will define trauma-informed care and discuss why this is a SOC approach and how to apply theory to practice. In addition, a trauma-informed and resiliency-based continuum will be shared that includes education, training, organizational assessment, leadership development, and continuous quality improvement.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Social Media/Technology for Outreach and Engagement

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 23, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

John Naslune, PhD, of Harvard Medical School Global Health and Social Medicine will share his research and experience working alongside individuals living with serious mental illness, and community mental health providers. He will discuss ways to use technology and social media to overcome engagement challenges.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Preventing Disability Among Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions: Is it the Condition or Is it System Effects?

Date/Time: Thursday, May 31, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

The presenter, Michelle Mullen, will discuss ways in which the mental health system can lead to the development of "system effects" that are commonly misinterpreted as psychiatric symptoms. She will introduce HYPE, Helping Youth on the Path to Employment, a new supported employment service that prioritizes education.

Register for the webinar »

ISMICC Public Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, June 8, 2018, 6am – 2pm PT, 9am – 5pm ET

Access the Webcast: www.hhs.gov/live or by phone: 1–888–928–9713, passcode 7160920

The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) will make its June 8 meeting public via webcast. The meeting will include information on federal efforts related to serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED), including data evaluation, and recommendations for action. Anyone interested in making a public comment needs to send an email to pamela.foote@samhsa.hhs.gov by May 24. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting.

Learn more about ISMICC »

University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes

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

The Training Institutes, sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and hosted by The Institute for Innovation and Implementation, will focus on the theme, "LEADING CHANGE – Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families." There will also be six Pre-Institute Programs offering in-depth sessions including best practices in residential interventions, reducing anti-LGBTQ+ bias, supervision in Wraparound, adaptive system of care leadership, and more.

Learn more about the Pre-Institutes »

Register for The Institutes and Pre-Institutes »

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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