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

July 16, 2019

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2nd Interactive Learning Tool: AMP e-Module: Youth-Driven Conversation – Avoiding Some Common Mistakes

Pathways has developed a second AMP e-Module interactive learning tool, "Youth-Driven Conversation – Avoiding Some Common Mistakes," for people who work with youth and young adults. Like the first AMP e-Module, this short online training incorporates video and interactivity to create an effective and engaging learning experience for skill enhancement. This module will enhance learners' skills with effective interviewing techniques. The accompanying study guide for the AMP e-Module provides questions for discussion and reflection, along with links to additional resources.

Access the AMP e-modules and study guides »

New Publication! Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood Transition Training Toolkit, 2nd Edition: A Self-Study Guide for Service Providers

The Pathways Transition Training Partnership has developed a new version of the Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) Toolkit in the form of a self-study guide for individual service providers. Like the original toolkit designed for staff teams, the self-study guide accompanies PPPA online training modules and enhances learning by providing scenarios, video segments, and questions to facilitate applications of module content to work with young people.

Access the new self-study training toolkit »

Access the online training modules »

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Webinar Recording Available: Approaches to Evaluating Services for Youth and Young Adults of Transition Age

The recording of the June 27 webinar, "Approaches to Evaluating Services for Youth and Young Adults of Transition Age," is available now on the Pathways website. Hosted by Westat as part of the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) training series funded by SAMHSA, this webinar features Janet Walker, Research Professor at the Regional Research Institute at Portland State University and Director of Pathways RTC; Mary Beth Welch, Peer Support Training Specialist with Pathways RTC; and Pnina Goldbarb, Research Consultant with Wraparound Milwaukee.

Watch the recording and download the presentation »

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AMP's Top Ten Tips for Engaging with Young People

This tip sheet, developed as part of the Pathways Achieve My Plan (AMP) project, offers practical advice for providers and others who interact with youth. This four-page resource features 10 specific tips on the best ways to engage with young people. Each tip includes a description along with examples of what to say (and what not to say). Achieve My Plan (AMP) is an enhancement for existing interventions and programs that is designed to strengthen providers' skills in key areas for working effectively with youth and young adults.

Access the AMP tip sheet »

Stuff We Like

New IPS Fidelity Scale for Young Adults

Transitions ACR, in collaboration with Westat, has adapted the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Fidelity Scale for use in IPS programs serving youth and young adults from the ages of 15 to 26. Designed to meet the needs of young adults, this new 35-item scale provides outputs to help organizations make sure they are delivering young adult evidence-based IPS to fidelity.

Access the new IPS Fidelity Scale for Young Adults »

Download the accompanying score sheet »

Missed Opportunities in Youth Pathways Through Homelessness

The sixth in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness, this report tries to increase understanding of the causes and conditions of housing instability and provides recommendations for ways to improve supports for better outcomes. The report is based on interviews with youth in five counties around the US.

Access the brief »



Webinar: Reframe the Age – Enhancing Practice to Support the Success of Young Adults in Massachusetts

Date/Time: July 23, 2019, 11am – 12:30pm PT, 2pm – 3:30pm ET

The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) implemented a regulation change last year that allows youth/young adults to be authorized for services with a "child" diagnosis up until their 22nd birthday, an increase from the previous age limit of 19. This "reframe the age" effort is intended to provide greater flexibility in meeting the service needs of young adults as they transition into adulthood. The sessions will focus on the relationship between policy and practice change.

Register for the webinar »

Youth MOVE National's Rockstar Awards 2019

Nomination Deadline: July 31, 2019

Youth MOVE National's Rockstar Awards 2019 is accepting nominations. The Rockstar Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of youth services and youth-serving systems that support the positive growth and development of young people – including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

Submit a nomination or learn more »

Temple University Collaborative Seeking Volunteers for Research Study

The study, "Evaluation of Community Participation Efforts in Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) Programs for Transition-Aged Youth with Early Psychosis," will develop and validate criteria for assessing the degree to which early psychosis programs (i.e., coordinated specialty care or CSC) are promoting a broad range of developmentally appropriate community participation outcomes for program participants. The researchers are looking for 20 participants who are transition-aged youth (between the ages of 18 and 30) with early psychosis and current or previous experience with a CSC program, family members of transition-aged youth who have been/are involved with a CSC program, or CSC thought leaders. Participants will be involved in the study for 9 months over a 20-month period and can earn up to $600 for full participation in advisory group activities.

If you are interested in participating contact research staff at 215-204-1699 or tucollab@temple.edu.

View recruitment flyer for details »

45th Annual National Association for Rural Mental Health Conference

Date/Location: August 26 – 29, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) Annual Conference is the premier interdisciplinary mental health event for rural families and peers, community members, clinicians, researchers, administrators and policy professionals.

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National Wraparound Implementation Academy

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

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. This year's keynote address, by Dr. Andrew Zabel, a clinical neuropsychologist, will be "Neuropsychology for Wraparound Teams."

Register for the conference »

Save the Date: 33rd Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Date/Location: March 15 – 18, 2020, Tampa, FL

The "Tampa Conference" dates are set for 2020. The call for proposals online submission portal will open August 5.

Learn more »

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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