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

June 19, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

Housing and Transition: Meeting the Needs of Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions

This report addresses challenges faced by transition-age youth and young adults with mental health conditions as they try to find and maintain stable housing. This document was written specifically for program designers, administrators, and policy-makers, and others who are planning to develop or modify housing supports that are available to young adults. The report is grounded in two critical considerations: 1) the current political and economic conditions that affect the availability of affordable housing also restrict the availability of living wage employment for young people and 2) information about the needs and preferences of youth and young adults with mental health conditions regarding how and where they live, spoken in their own voices.

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Psychometric Testing of the TSPCS [enable images to see]

New Peer-Reviewed Article: Development and Psychometric Testing of the Transition Service Provider Competency Scale

Current and former Pathways researchers, Claudia Sellmaier, Pauline Jivanjee, Eileen Brennan and Leigh Grover, have published a new article in The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research on their work identifying core competencies for providers working with youth with mental health needs and the development and testing of the Transition Service Providers Competency Scale (TSPCS).

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Do You Work with a Committee or Council with Youth as Members?

If so, you're invited to take part in a study that is testing a new assessment tool of authentic youth and young adult voice on advisory and governance committees/ councils. The Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice on Committees and Councils (Y-VOC), developed by Pathways and Youth MOVE National, is intended to measure support for the participation of youth and young adults as full and active members of advisory/ governance committees and councils. Members of committees or councils with at least 15 members are invited to take the 10-15 minute survey. After completing the survey, participants may enter a drawing with a 1-in-50 chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Learn more and take the survey »

New Peer-Reviewed Article: Cross-Age Collaboration Between Programs Serving Transition-Age Youth

Pathways researcher Nancy Koroloff is co-author of a new article, "Crossing the Age Divide: Cross-Age Collaboration Between Programs Serving Transition-Age Youth." Staff from Transitions ACR and Clark University collaborated on the article, which will appear in the July 2018 issue of The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. The objective of this research was to discover programmatic characteristics that facilitate or impede collaboration with programs serving dissimilar age groups, among programs that serve transition-age youth.

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Webinar: Creating High Integrity Peer Support in Early Psychosis Programs

Date/Time: Friday, June 22, 10am – 11:30am PT, 1pm – 2:30pm ET

This webinar will explore Peer Support as a critical discipline within early psychosis teams. Presenters (Sascha Altman DuBrul, MSW, On Track New York, Columbia University Center for Practice Innovations and Jonathan Delman, PhD, JD, MPH, University of Massachusetts Medical School) will review the unique history and role of the Peer Support profession, and how it differs in perspective and role from clinical perspectives.

Register for the webinar »

Participate in Research: Sequences of Employment and Education Study (SEED Study)

The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) at the University of Massachusetts is seeking young adult participants (ages 16-25) who have a history of serious mental health conditions for its Sequences of Employment and Education (SEED) Study. Participants will a complete a series of four 1-hour online surveys and three brief phone check-ins over a 12-month period.

Learn more and take the eligibility survey »

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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