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

March 19, 2019

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News from Pathways RTC

New Peer-Reviewed Article: Using "Remote" Training and Coaching to Increase Providers' Skills

Janet Walker, Director of Pathways and Research Professor at Portland State University, and Caitlin Baird, Trainer and Project Manager with Pathways, along with colleagues Celeste Seibel and Sharice Jackson, have written an article to be published in the May 2019 issue of Children and Youth Services Review. The article describes the results of Pathways research on the use of a remote training intervention for practitioners working with young people aged 16–25 who experience serious mental health conditions. This training delivery method addresses the challenges of traditional training, and the content enhances key skills providers who work with young people need to increase engagement and retention in services.

Read the accepted author manuscript »

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Webinar: Drop-In Centers as Low-Barrier Engagement Approach [enable images to see]

Pathways Webinar: From Focal Point 2019 – Drop-In Centers as Low-Barrier Engagement Approach

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

Pathways RTC's 2019 issue of Focal Point coming out in late April will focus on the evaluation of innovative transition programs across the country. For this webinar, we're going to focus on two examples of states' Healthy Transitions programs featured in the issue that are innovative in their low-barrier approach. Both Massachusetts, with its YouForward program, and Kentucky with its Transition Age Youth Launching Realized Dreams (TAYLRD) program, use drop-in centers as a way to engage transition-age youth and young adults. Join us for this webinar to hear more details about how these two state programs have implemented drop-in centers as part of their success.

Register for the webinar »

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Stuff We Like

New Webinar Recording: Training and Skill-Building for Mental Health Providers

In this presentation, which was not aired previously, Janet Walker and Caitlin Baird outline the state of the science on training best practices. The webinar incorporates video (with special celebrity guest appearances) to help illustrate some key training principles.

Watch the webinar recording »

Latest Pathways Comics: Volume 2

The latest installment of the Pathways comics was published earlier this month. This set is titled, "Not so good..." Pathways comics are created by and for young adults and the people who care about them.

Read the latest comics »



Youth Coordinator Office Hours

Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

Youth MOVE National is hosting this virtual office hours session to support community building and provide technical assistance coaching to youth coordinators, youth engagement specialists, and youth task leads working in System of Care grants.

To join, please call 1-719-457-6209 (toll free: 1-866-398-2885) and enter the code 817-862.

Understanding Teen Depression

Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 4pm – 5:15pm PT, 7pm – 8:15pm ET

Hosted by Families for Depression Awareness, this webinar will feature Rebekah Gibbons, trauma-informed and certified therapist specializing in adolescent mental health and trauma. She will provide an overview of teen depression, communication strategies for teens and parents, and treatment options.

Register for the webinar »

Tools for Assessing Youth and Family Voice in Systems of Care

Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 10:30am – 12pm PT, 1:30pm – 3pm ET

Part of the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) National Evaluation Web Event Training Series, this webinar will focus on tools used to assess the extent of youth and family voice in advising and decision making in organizations, committees/councils, and systems of care.

Register for the webinar »

Call for Presentations: National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Extended Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019

The National Federation welcomes proposals from professionals, family members, and youth that support the well-being of our children and promote family voice in children's mental health. The conference will take place November 14–16, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Submit a proposal »

Learn about the conference »

TA Network Webinar: Effectively Integrating the CANS into the Wraparound Process

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

This TA Network webinar will present the shared work of the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on how to effectively coordinate the CANS assessment with Wraparound practice – including "Do's" and "Don'ts" – across the four phases of Wraparound.

Register for the webinar »

National Wraparound Implementation Academy

Date/Location: September 9 – 11, 2019, Baltimore, MD

Registration is now open for the National Wraparound Implementation Academy. Register by March 31, 2019 for the early bird rate and save $100. The Academy is designed to provide participants involved in Wraparound – care coordinators, care supervisors, state and organizational leaders, parent peer support providers and more – the opportunity to build skills and gain tools and information to use in their states, tribes and organizations. The early bird registration deadline is March 31, 2019.

Register for the conference »

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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