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

October 29, 2019

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News from Pathways RTC

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Popular Online Training Modules Updated

Pathways has updated our popular series of online training modules, Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood, to incorporate new research findings and resources. The series of ten online modules is designed to increase providers' skills in engaging and supporting young people in the transition years who have mental health challenges. Now they have been updated with new content on brain development, trauma informed care, peer support and mentoring for youth, and working with youth of color and LGBTQ youth.

View informational brochure »

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Webinar Recording Available: Using Text and Email with Clients – Guidance and Resources for Providers

The recording of the Oct. 24 webinar, "Using Text and Email with Clients – Guidance and Resources for Providers," is available now on the Pathways website. Co-hosted by Pathways RTC, OHSU/PSU School of Public Health and the EASA Center for Excellence, in this webinar Roy Huggins discussed the legal, technical and clinical considerations to consider regarding the use of text and email with clients.

Watch the recording or download the related resources and presentation »

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Pathways RTC Peer-Reviewed Articles Page

Our researchers consistently publish articles in peer-reviewed journals to contribute to the field's ongoing effort to better meet the needs of older youth and young adults with mental health challenges. These articles are listed on our Peer-Reviewed Articles by Pathways Authors page. You can also find them by searching the Pathways Publication Database by author, topic, etc.

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Thank You for Your Support

All of us here at Pathways RTC appreciate the kind comments and messages of support we've received in response to the news that Pathways did not receive funding to continue our research and training programs.

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Youth MOVE National Dare to Dream America Grant

Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

This grant opportunity from Youth MOVE National funds mental health awareness projects by youth ages 13–25 with awards ranging from $1,000 and $3,000. In the past, youth have funded mental health summits, created video PSAs, hosted carnivals, and strategized anti-stigma campaigns. What will you do? We can't wait to find out.

Apply or learn more »



Webinar Recording: Project FUTURES: Findings from a Near-Peer Coaching Intervention for College Students with Foster Care Backgrounds and Mental Health Challenges

The recording of this webinar from September from the National Research Collaborative for Foster Alumni and Higher Education (NRC-FAHE) is now available. It featured presenters Jennifer Blakeslee and Becky Miller from Pathways RTC sharing a range of findings and lessons learned from the Pathways FUTURES interventions study, which tested evidence-based mentoring strategies for college freshmen with lived experience in foster care and with mental health stressors.

Watch the webinar recording on the NRC-FAHE YouTube channel »

Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) 2020 Conference

Date/Location: June 24 – 27, 2020, New York, NY

The WFRN is accepting submissions for its 5th biennial conference. The conference theme is "Advancing Equality at Work and Home: Strengthening Science and Collaboration." The submission deadline is November 1, 2019.

Submit a proposal »

Pathways in Panel on InfoComics During 2019 Online KT Conference

Date/Time: November 1, 2019, 12:40pm – 1:55pm PT, 3:40pm – 4:55pm ET

Janet Walker, Mary Beth Welch and Owen Swifter will represent Pathways RTC in a panel on InfoComics, discussing comics from a young adult point of view and the development of the Pathways Comics. The panel is part of a three-day online conference focused on knowledge translation hosted by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research for grantees and other stakeholders of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The conference started Monday Oct. 28 and continues Wednesday Oct. 30 and Friday, Nov. 1

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Northwest MHTTC Youth Peer Support Webinar Series: Recruitment and Hiring for Youth Peer Support Specialists

Date/Time: November 6, 2019, 10am – 11am PT, 1pm – 2pm ET

Youth peer support is an increasingly popular intervention for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. However, many agencies face difficulty when it comes to hiring this new role. In this webinar, Caitlin Baird and Maria Hermsen-Kritz of Pathways RTC will share information on recruitment and hiring for this important role.

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Webinar: Early Evidence from the CalYOUTH Study: The Roles of EFC, ETVs, and CSPs on Postsecondary Education Outcomes for Foster Youth

Date/Time: November 15, 2019, 11am – 12pm PT, 2pm – 3pm ET

Part of the National Research Collaborative for Foster Alumni and Higher Education (NRC-FAHE) webinar series, this webinar will feature presenters Dr. Nate Okpych, Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut's School of Social Work, and Dr. Ethan Park, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan's School of Social Work. This presentation will examine the roles extended foster care (EFC), education and training vouchers (ETVs), and campus-support programs (CPS) play in promoting postsecondary education outcomes for youth with foster care histories in California.

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33rd Annual Research & Policy Conference

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

Now in its 33rd year, the "Tampa Conference" encourages researchers, evaluators, and policymakers to become engaged in developing creative solutions for the issues facing the country's most challenged children and their families.

Register for the conference »

2020 Training Institutes

Date/Location: June 29 – 30, 2020 (Pre-Institutes) / July 1 – 3, 2020 (Training Institutes), Orlando, FL

The 2020 Training Institutes, #WhatCouldBe: Bolder Systems & Brighter Futures for Children, Youth, Young Adults & their Families, challenge us to build on existing delivery systems for children's services with new ideas and approaches.

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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