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

August 21, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

Pathways State of the Science: Mitigating Early Loss of Community Participation in Early Psychosis Services: State of the Science

This month we highlight another of Pathways' State-of-the-Science briefings and project summaries available online. This briefing paper focuses on the significant loss of community and social connection that often occurs when young people begin to experience psychosis. The paper also discusses interventions that can mitigate these losses and contribute to recovery.

Read the state-of-the-science brief »

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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.

Register for the webinar »

Stuff We Like

Youth MOVE National Youth Workforce Development Survey – Deadline Aug. 31, 2018

Are you a young professional (volunteers and interns included!) working in youth engagement, as a youth coordinator, youth peer provider, community center program leader, youth advocate or similar? Then Youth MOVE National would like your input! Complete the survey and you'll also have a chance to win a $40 Amazon gift card.

Learn more and take the survey »

Professional Development Needs Among WIOA Youth Service Professionals

This Info Brief from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth looks at the professional development needs of service providers who serve youth ages 14–24 and are responsible for providing high-quality services that bolster employment and education outcomes under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). It includes findings from a survey on professional development needs and recommendations based on the findings.

Download the info brief »



Webinar: A Challenging Yet Motivating Journey: The Experiences of Young Adult Parents with Serious Mental Health Conditions

Date/Time: Thursday, August 29, 2018, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

Research shows that people with serious mental health conditions tend to become parents at a younger age than their peers. This Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research webinar will describe findings from qualitative interviews with 19 young adult parents (ages 22–30) living with serious mental health conditions. These personal narratives provide valuable insight on the unique experiences of young adult parents, a population that has received little attention. Implications to support young adult parents and future directions for research will be discussed.

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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 »

Coming Together 2018: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Behavioral Health, Social Justice, and Healthier Communities

Date/Location: October 4 – 6, 2018, Denver, CO

The conference is being convened to bring together individuals from across disciplines who are passionate about behavioral health, social justice, and well-being promotion to develop leadership capacity, learn about promising practices and policies, stimulate new and innovative ideas, spark collaborative efforts, and come away energized and ready to take action.

Learn more and register »

National Meeting on Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the U.S.

Date/Location: October 7, 2018, Boston, MA

A one-day educational conference to coincide with the 11th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health (IEPA) Oct. 7–10, 2018 in Boston, MA. National experts in Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) implementation along with clinicians from newly established community programs will share the latest innovations from the field.

Register for the pre-conference National Meeting »

Register for IEPA »

Call for Proposals Now Open for 32nd Annual Research & Policy Conference Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Date/Location: March 3–6, 2018, Tampa, FL

The call for proposals for the March 2019 conference is now open. Known widely as "The Tampa Conference," this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policymakers, administrators, parents, and advocates is sponsored by Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida and partners, including the Pathways to Positive Futures.

Submit a proposal »

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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