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

September 18, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

New Pathways Resource: Supporting College Student Success Through Connections to Mentors and Campus Champions

Pathways has published a new resource to share best practices learned on the Project Futures research study being conducted at Portland State University and local community colleges in Portland, Oregon. The study is testing evidence-based mentoring strategies for college freshmen with lived experience in foster care and with mental health stressors.

Read the brief »

Supporting College Student Success Through Connections to Mentors and Campus Champions [enable images to see]

State of the Science Summary: What Do Transition Service Providers Need to Know and Be Able to Do? [enable images to see]

Pathways State of the Science: What Do Transition Service Providers Need to Know and Be Able to Do? Results of a National Survey of Training Needs and Preferences

As we continue to highlight our State-of-the-Science briefings and project summaries available online, this month focuses on the results of an online survey conducted by Pathways Transition Training Partnership in collaboration with Youth MOVE National. The survey, Supporting You in Supporting Youth, was designed gather information on the training needs of service providers who work with young people with mental health needs. In summer 2017, 254 service providers responded to questions about the importance of specific competencies and skills, perceived training needs, preferred training methods, and barriers to training participation.

Read the State-of-the-Science Summary »

Stuff We Like

Pathways Work Highlighted in NARIC's Research in Focus

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) Research in Focus feature recently included a Pathways research article, "Employed Parents of Children Receiving Mental Health Services: Caregiver Strain and Work-Life Integration." The article, written by Pathways researcher Eileen Brennan and others, appeared in the journal Families in Society.

Read Research in Focus »

College to Career: Supporting Mental Health

The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) and the Jed Foundation (JED) released a white paper, "College to Career: Supporting Mental Health" that addresses barriers to emotional health faced by young adults during the college-to-career transition. The resource offers strategic recommendations for universities and employers who are looking to support young adults and improve outcomes for a successful transition.

Download the paper »



Reminder – Pathways Webinar TODAY Sept. 18 at 10am Pacific: "Enhancing Skills for Peer Support Providers: Research on the AMP+ Skills Enhancement Training"

Learn about a Pathways study testing the AMP+ skills-enhancement intervention for peer support providers who work 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 »

Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (MSC-TTA)

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is accepting applications for the Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (MSC-TTA). The MSC-TTA is designed to assist multi-disciplinary teams from states, territories, tribes, local governments, community agencies, and organizations in developing a stronger infrastructure to improve system processes and outcomes for at-risk youth or youth involved in multiple systems.

Learn more or apply »

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 »

Webinar: The College Years: How Students with Lived Experience Navigate Academics and Mental Health Management

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8am – 9am PT, 11am – 12pm ET

This Transitions ACR webinar will present findings from a qualitative study on facilitators and barriers to academic success faced by college students with mental health conditions from the perspectives of college students, faculty, and Disability and Counseling Services staff, and a peer-to-peer academic coaching intervention designed to address the study findings.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Teen Depression – Addressing Stress

Date/Time: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4pm PT, 7pm ET

Hosted by Families for Depression Awareness, this webinar is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, and anyone interested in teen mental health. Amy Saltzman, M.D., will present methods identifying stress and depression in teens, and how to use the power of mindfulness-based stress reduction in difficult times, and truly listen without judgment.

Register for the webinar »

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

Proposal Deadline: October 26, 2018

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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