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

July 24, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

Upcoming Webinar: Enhancing Skills for Peer Support Providers: Research on the AMP+ Skills Enhancement Training

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

Research on peer support in mental health consistently cites a lack of clarity around the role and its skills as a barrier to high-quality implementation. This webinar reports on a study testing the AMP+ skills-enhancement intervention for peer support providers working with youth and young adults. AMP+ provides web-based training and video coaching that is specific to the peer role. Peers reported high satisfaction, improved their skills, and reported reduced work-related anxiety.

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Pathways State of the Science: Social Network Enhancement Strategies to Address Limited Support Networks in Young Adulthood

This month we're continuing to highlight our State-of-the-Science briefings and project summaries available online. This review focuses on populations where systems involvement is presumed to impact the size, strength, and supportiveness of social networks, including young people who have experienced out-of-home placement in foster care, juvenile justice, or residential treatment.

Read the state-of-the-science brief »

Stuff We Like

Using Social Media to Enhance Community Participation

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion has created two new resources about the benefits of social media use to enhance community participation for individuals with mental health conditions. The first, "Building an Online Presence: Using Online Media to Promote Community Inclusion," is a toolkit for agencies; the second, "Using Social Media to Enhance Community Participation," is designed for individuals.

Download the toolkit for agencies »

Download the manual for individuals »

#Things2Consider – Strategic Sharing

This new tip sheet developed by Youth Move National outlines the benefits of strategic sharing – telling one's story safely and effectively – which is an important part of the youth engagement guidelines developed by SAMHSA. The tip sheet provides links to tools from a variety of sources, including the Strategic Sharing Guide from Pathways, along with valuable information for supportive adults, youth coordinators, youth peers and others who work with youth.

Download the strategic sharing tip sheet »



Cultural and Linguistic Competence Peer Learning Exchange – Lessons from the Field: Implementing Behavioral Health Equity Programs

Date/Time: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm PT, 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

This webinar will be an opportunity to share and discuss what has been learned implementing various behavioral health equity programs, including the CLAS Standards.

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Webinar: Let's Talk – Runaway Prevention

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 1pm – 2pm PT, 4pm – 5pm ET

This online training will provide participants with a better understanding of the importance of prevention and ways to collaborate with National Runaway Safeline (NRS) in prevention efforts. Participants will review NRS' Let's Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum, including facilitation and implementation strategies. Participants can download a free copy of Let's Talk at https://www.1800runaway.org.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Responding to the Voices of Our Young People: Creating a Public Mental Health Continuum of Care for Youth in the US

Date/Time: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 8:30am – 10am PT, 11:30am – 1pm ET

In this webinar, Dr. Steven Adelsheim will discuss how to create an integrated continuum which includes early psychosis services, with a particular focus on school-based services. Integrated youth mental health services are critical for early identification, providing needed mental health and academic support, and preventing unnecessary school drop-out.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Engaging Families in Early Psychosis Programs

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 8:30am – 10am PT, 11:30am – 1pm ET

This webinar will explore how psychosis affects family members, how to engage and support family members successfully, the impact of family engagement on outcomes, and ways that family members can partner around system and program development.

Register for the webinar »

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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