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

November 15, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

Upcoming Webinar: "Trauma-Informed Care in Youth-/Young Adult-Serving Organizations"

Date / Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

For this Pathways webinar, Mandy Davis, director of Trauma Informed Oregon, will discuss how youth- and young adult-serving organizations can implement the principles of trauma-informed care (TIC) into their organization and services. Examples and tools will be provided with an emphasis on those developed by and with youth and young adults. In addition, ideas for TIC staff self-care will be shared.

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New Peer Reviewed Article: Development and Testing of an Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice in Agency-Level Advising and Decision Making

Pathways researchers, Janet Walker, Jennifer Blakeslee and Caitlin Baird have collaborated with authors from Youth MOVE National, Brianne M. Masselli and Kristin Thorp, on a peer-reviewed journal article recently published in Children and Youth Services Review. The article describes the development and validation of the Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL), an assessment of the extent to which agencies have implemented best practices for supporting meaningful participation. The Y-VAL is intended for research purposes, as well as to provide agencies with direct guidance about strengths and challenges regarding their efforts to promote youth/young adult voice.

Read the author's manuscript »

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Stuff We Like

Youth MOVE National Video Series: Build Sustainable Youth Programs

Youth MOVE National unveiled a five-part video series designed for young adults looking to create a youth group. Each video deals with a different aspect of establishing and sustaining a youth program or group: Startup, Brainstorming, Engagement, Funding and Partnerships.

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Supported Employment for Young Adults Living with Mental Health Conditions

The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research has released a new tip sheet with guidance on how to provide supported employment services to young adults with mental health conditions. This resource outlines the importance of work for young adults, provides tips on ways to support young adults in their employment goals and includes information on additional resources.

Download the tip sheet »



System of Care Leadership LC: Developments and Opportunities in Financing Systems of Care

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:30am – 1pm PT, 2:30pm – 4pm ET

This LC session will provide information on changes and opportunities in the financing landscape for children's behavioral health to advance system of care reforms, particularly within Medicaid and child welfare delivery systems. Participants will be able to ask questions and discuss their ideas for leveraging these financing changes and opportunities.

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TA Network/NWI Webinar: Adapting Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

In this webinar, presenters will describe the ways in which providers are adapting Wraparound when working with older youth and young adults and challenges related to making adaptations. The webinar will also outline key research and practice questions that will need attention in the future.

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Funding Opportunity Announcement: Healthy Transitions

Application Deadline: December 21, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults With Serious Mental Disorders Program grants (Short Title: Healthy Transitions). The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance or a serious mental illness.

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32nd Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Date/Location: March 6 – 9, 2019, Tampa, FL

The annual conference known widely as "The Tampa Conference" is a gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policymakers, administrators, parents, and advocates focused on improving service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. The early bird registration deadline is February 15, 2019.

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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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