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

October 18, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

Pathways Transition Training Video Brief Series Now Available

Pathways Transition Training Partnership has created five new online Pathways Transition Training Video Briefs on skills for working with youth, young adults, and families affected by mental health challenges. The 5-minute video briefs feature presentations by service providers and youth advocates and are accompanied by practice-oriented discussion questions and links to relevant resources for further learning. These video briefs focus on trauma-informed care, youth cultures, engaging youth in treatment, promoting family support, and shared decision making. Site visitors will be asked to enter their email address when accessing videos so Pathways can follow up for feedback.

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Pathways Webinar Recording Available – Enhancing Skills for Peer Support Providers

The recording of the most recent Pathways webinar, "Enhancing Skills for Peer Support Providers: Research on the AMP+ Skills Enhancement Training," held on September 18, 2018, is now available on the Pathways site. The Pathways site includes an archive of our previous webinars going back to 2010.

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Stuff We Like

Personal Stories: My Parents' Support Shaped My Recovery

In this NAMI blog post by Max E. Guttman, the author shares the story of his mental health challenges and recovery as a high school and college student and the important role his parents played in supporting him in his recovery.

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Homeless and Runaway Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

The National Network for Youth has written this brief to document how runaway and homeless youth programs and juvenile justice systems are collaborating to jointly serve youth. The information presented was collected in a survey of 38 Runaway and Homeless Youth providers from across the nation.

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Direct Connect Learning Community – Youth Engagement Steps to Success: Creating Youth-Friendly Environments

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 11:30am – 1pm PT, 2:30pm – 4pm ET

This webinar will assist youth leaders, adult supporters, and organizational staff to identify strategies to enhance youth engagement and create supportive working environments. The webinar will highlight key recommendations about how to involve youth and young adults, and present information about best practices to use when employing youth leaders.

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Recording Available: Rural Behavioral Health Learning Community

A recording of this recent Learning Community webinar, "Implementation Resources and Support Available Through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy," is available online. It focuses on challenges and innovations in developing systems of care for children, youth, and young adults with significant needs and their families in rural areas. The webinar educates participants about telehealth resources available through the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HSRA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and highlights three sites that have implemented innovative telehealth strategies with HRSA's support.

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Webinar: The Power of Telling Your Story

Date/Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12pm – 1:30pm PT, 3pm – 4:30pm ET

In this webinar, hosted by SAMHSA, presenters from FREDLA will discuss how family members with lived experience can use their stories for advocacy, to raise public awareness, and to support another family so they do not feel alone. Discussion will include how to guide families to effectively tell their story while respecting their child's story, tips on social media, involving youth in storytelling, and developing a story bank for your organization.

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Call for Proposals 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 »

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 29th Annual Conference

Date/Location: November 1–3, 2018, Houston, TX

Join hundreds of mental health advocates and professionals from across the country for workshops and speakers on issues that impact children, youth and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families.

Learn more and register »

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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