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

December 9, 2020

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Monthly Consultation: Self-Care in Youth/Young Adult Peer Support

Date/Time: December 17, 2020, 10am PT / 1pm ET

In the December meeting, we will discuss the importance of self-care for staff and youth clients. The holidays are often a confusing and challenging time for youth involved in systems, and young people can benefit from having a self-care plan. We will cover conversational strategies to approach this topic with youth and how to normalize the process of creating a self-care plan. We will also include an open discussion of topics and scenarios submitted by participants. To allow for interaction and discussion, registration will be limited. Register early (below) to ensure your space!

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A recording of the November meeting, "Strengths, Passions, Achievements, and Motivators (SPAM)" is also available.

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New Interactive Module on Exploring Strengths with Young People

This module depicts a provider guiding a young adult through a conversation about strengths. Youth and young adults who are participating in mental health services are often asked about their strengths, and they report that this can be an awkward and uncomfortable conversation to have. However, when done correctly, a strengths conversation can be a positive and engaging experience, as well as a good opportunity for a provider to find out what a young person finds motivating, enjoyable and worthwhile. The module provides examples of successful ways to talk with young people about their strengths, as well as examples of some not-so-successful ways.

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Using Remote Training and Coaching To Build Providers' Skills for Working Effectively with Older Youth and Young Adults

Research consistently documents that training providers to work with clients in new ways requires extensive – and usually very expensive – training and coaching over time. This research article reports on a form of high-quality training and coaching that is affordable and sustainable in community mental health settings. The main strategy for this is the use of a completely "remote" process for training and coaching. This process relies on a web-based platform through which trainees access a library of real examples of good – and not-so-good – practice, and through which they also receive individualized coaching and feedback based on video recordings of their own practice with clients.

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Post-Doc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) invites applications for a full-time, one or two year, post-doctoral fellowship in child and adolescent mental health starting in Summer 2021. The fellow will be working with faculty and a multidisciplinary team to advance skills in research, training, policy, and practice related to child and adolescent mental health services, with an emphasis on school-based services.

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Texas Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET–TX) Is Hiring a Project Coordinator for Their Newly Funded NIMH Grant

The applicant will support the investigator team in their development of the Texas Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET–TX) which aims to develop models of effective delivery of coordinated specialty care (CSC) services for early psychosis across the State of Texas.

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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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