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

January 17, 2019

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News from Pathways RTC

Introducing the Pathways Comic

Check out our new Pathways comic, created by and for young adults and the people that care about them.

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New Peer-Reviewed Article: Is Online Training an Effective Workforce Development Strategy for Transition Service Providers? Results of a Comparative Study

Pathways researchers, Eileen Brennan, Pauline Jivanjee, and Leigh Grover, along with Claudia Sellmaier of the University of Washington, Tacoma, have written an article published in the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. The article describes the results of their research on the use of the Pathways 10-module online training program, Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) with service providers who work with transition-aged young people with mental health disorders.

Read the accepted author manuscript »

Stuff We Like

Engaging Youth in Treatment: Video Brief Training for Mental Health Service Providers (#3)

In this Pathways Transition Training Video Brief, Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University and young adult advocate and leader, Martin Rafferty of Youth ERA, provide tips for service providers in engaging young people in mental health services. This 6-minute brief training offers strategies for engaging youth by treating them with respect, tuning in to youth messages, and facilitating shared exploration of youth challenges, strengths, and options.

Access the video briefs and accompanying discussion questions and resources »

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 (link), 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 »



Webinar: Operationalizing Family and Youth Leadership in Systems of Care (SOCs)

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 11:30am – 1pm PT, 2:30pm – 4pm ET

Part of the SOC Expansion Leadership Learning Community, this webinar will focus on how to operationalize family and youth leadership in all phases of SOC development and expansion. Presenters will share a framework with specific questions and strategies that can be used to guide the implementation of family- and youth-driven approaches.

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Webinar: Building Health Equity in Systems of Care by Engaging Diverse Families, Youth, and Community Organizations

Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 11am – 12pm PT, 2pm – 3pm ET

Part of the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Learning Community, this webinar will focus on practical strategies for engaging diverse families and youth in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways. Topics covered include opening doors through language assistance, outreach and relationship building, establishing trust and creating a welcoming environment that attracts culturally diverse people, and more.

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Webinar: Developing Family-Driven Practices: The National Family Support Network's Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12:30pm – 2pm PT, 3:30pm – 5pm ET

This Learning Community will provide an overview of the National Family Support Network, its Standards of Quality, and how family leaders and family-run organizations can use the Standards to bring communities together for implementation of quality family support practices.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: How to Prevent Staff Burnout and Turnover

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 1:30pm – 2:30pm PT, 4:30pm – 5:30pm ET

Part of the Tribal SOC Learning Community, this webinar will discuss how to identify risk factor for staff burnout and ways to prevent and manage challenges staff can experience when helping others.

Register for the learning community »

Webinar: Early Psychosis and Clinical High Risk: State of the Science

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 10am – 11:30am PT, 1pm – 2:30pm ET

Robert Heinssen, PhD, Director of the Division of Services and Intervention Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will present the "State of the Science" as a kick-off to the TA Network's Early Psychosis Clinical High Risk Learning Community. This new Learning Community will include opportunities for accessing on-line resources and networking across communities. Note: Rescheduled from original date of December 17, 2018.

Register for the webinar »

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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