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

February 19, 2019

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News from Pathways RTC

New Online Training Resources on Working with Youth in Transition

Pathways Transition Training Partnership has launched five new 5-7 minute video briefs on key concepts and skills for working with transition-aged youth and young adults. Each video brief is accompanied by discussion questions and links to resources for further learning. The new video briefs focus on working with Native American youth, working with LGBTQ youth, supporting young people as they form adult relationships, collaborating with peer support providers, and supporting youth advocacy.

Pathways Transition Video Briefs

Watch the trailer »

Access all 10 video briefs and related resources »

New Webinar Recording: Trauma-Informed Care in Youth-/Young Adult-Serving Organizations

In this Pathways webinar from January 22, 2019, Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, discussed how youth- and young adult-serving organizations can implement the principles of trauma-informed care (TIC) into their organization and services.

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Watch the webinar recording and download related resources »

Stuff We Like

New Transitions ACR Tip Sheet: "What Were You Thinking? Brain Development in Young Adults

A new tip sheet from Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research is designed to help providers who work with young adults understand the unique characteristics of the developing brain during young adulthood. It describes typical and atypical brain development in young adulthood, and what can be expected in terms of executive functioning, impulse control, risk taking and other behaviors.

Download the tip sheet from Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research »

Help Test Assessment of Youth Voice on Committees and Councils (Y-VOC)

Portland State University and Youth MOVE National are recruiting interested participants to test their new assessment regarding meaningful youth voice, the Youth Voice on Committees and Councils (Y-VOC) assessment. This assessment is intended to help committees and councils involve youth and young adult input in a meaningful way. Interested in helping test the assessment? If you are on a committee or council that: 1) aims to have youth and young adult involvement, 2) has at least 12 participants, and 3) is interested in meaningfully involving youth voice, they'd love to hear from you about possibly participating in the confidential online survey.

Contact Caitlin Baird at baird5@pdx.edu for more information »



Webinar: Tribal Policy Guide

Date/Time: February 22, 2019, 11am – 12pm PT, 2pm – 3pm ET

This webinar will review the Tribal Policy Guide, which offers a framework for how tribal communities may approach the policy process. This webinar is part of the Tribal Systems of Care Learning Community.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Supporting the Youth Peer Support Role Within Your Organization

Date/Time: February 26, 2019, 11am – 12pm PT, 2pm – 3pm ET

Hosted by the Pacific Northwest (Region10) Mental Health Technology Transfer Center in partnership with Pathways RTC, this webinar will focus on youth peer support. An emerging and innovative role within mental health, youth peer support is seen as valuable for young adults who are system-involved. While many agencies want to employ or do employ youth peer support specialists, there are many questions and challenges regarding how to best support this role. In this webinar we will clarify the responsibilities and boundaries of the youth peer support role and offer tips on how to support this role and these employees within your agency.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Understanding Career Pathways for the Young Adult Workforce

Date/Time: February 27, 2019, 12pm – 1:30pm PT, 3pm – 4:30pm ET

This webinar, presented by Youth MOVE National, will review national data and provide insight into how best to support an emerging workforce. This webinar is part of the Youth Leadership Learning Community, a virtual forum for youth and young adults to develop professional skill sets, connect as a community to share resources, and unite with other youth advocates and professional peers.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Adolescent Intersections: Anxiety Disorders, Developmental Trauma, and Psychoactive Substances

Date/Time: February 28, 2019, 8am – 9:30am PT, 11am – 12:30pm ET

Designed for clinicians who provide direct services to youth and families, and their supervisors, this webinar will cover providing clinical services to youth with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders – with careful attention to the high prevalence of interwoven trauma and developmental trauma experiences.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Peer Support as a Profession

Date/Time: February 28, 2019, 12pm – 1pm PT, 3pm – 4pm ET

Offered through SMI Advisor, a new resource funded by SAMHSA and administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), this webinar details the history behind this relatively new professional designation and outlines certification requirements that include training, supervised experience, ongoing education, and strict codes for ethical behavior. This webinar will help providers considering adding peer support into their practices understand how to evaluate peer specialists training and experience and prepare existing staff to work with peer specialists.

Register for the webinar »

Webinar: Rural Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative: Strategies for Workforce Development

Date/Time: March 1, 2019, 11am – 12:30pm PT, 2pm – 3:30pm ET

Part of the Rural Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative, this webinar will focus on strategies for workforce development.

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 draft agenda is available now.

Register for the conference »

Read the draft agenda »

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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