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

December 11, 2018

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News from Pathways RTC

New Report: Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults: Providers' Views on Whether and How to Adapt Wraparound

A new report prepared by staff from the National Wraparound Initiative, the National Wraparound Implementation Center and the Pathways Research and Training Center looks at the ways that providers are adapting Wraparound when working with older youth and young adults. The report includes quotes from qualitative interviews with Wraparound providers.

Read the report »

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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.

Register for the webinar »

Stuff We Like

Pathways Transition Training Video Brief Series

Designed for service providers who work with youth and young adults, the Pathways Transition Training Video Briefs reinforce best practices around important topics. The first five video briefs available online now focus on trauma-informed care, youth cultures, engaging youth in treatment, promoting family support, and shared decision making. Each video is posted with accompanying discussion questions and resource lists, making them ideal for both independent learning and for group settings. For example, supervisors can use the video and discussion questions as a training opportunity in a staff meeting setting.

View the video briefs »

Fostering Youth Transitions – Using Data to Drive Policy and Practice Decisions

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has published a report on the transition from foster care to adulthood using national and state level data to illustrate the challenges that young people face while in and exiting care. It includes information on how older youth in foster care access resources and the experiences of young people of color. The brief includes recommendations for leaders and policy makers to "to collect better data, support better practices and develop better policies – so that youth in care can get the support they need, transition to adulthood and thrive."

Download the brief and state fact sheets »



Reminder: TODAY! 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.

Register for the webinar »

Direct Connect LC: Creating a Career Ladder for Youth Positions

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 12, 2018, 11am – 1:30pm PT, 1pm – 4:30pm ET

Led by Youth MOVE National, this learning community will focus on how to create, identify and support youth advancement within organizations.

Register for the learning community »

Youth MOVE National's Dare to Dream America Program

Application Deadline: December 15, 2018

Youth MOVE National's Dare to Dream America program provides an opportunity for youth ages 13 to 25 or Youth MOVE chapters to get involved in mental health awareness activities. Successful applicants are awarded a grant up to $2,500 to implement projects that promote mental health awareness.

Learn more and apply »

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.

View announcement »

Youth in Custody Practice Model Initiative

Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) are accepting applications for the Youth in Custody Practice Model initiative. The initiative is designed to assist state and county juvenile correctional agencies and facility providers in implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to serve youth in residential treatment.

Learn more and apply »

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.

Register for the conference »

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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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