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

February 9, 2021

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News from Pathways RTC

Publication: Near-Peer Coaching Intervention for College Students with Mental Health Challenges [enable images to see]

FUTURES Intervention Shows Positive Impact on College GPA and Retention for Youth with Foster Care Histories

This research brief reports findings from a small randomized controlled trial of Project FUTURES, a support and retention program for college students with foster care experience and mental health conditions. Results were promising, with youth participating FUTURES having better outcomes in several areas, including retention and grade point average at follow up.

Read about the intervention »

By Popular Demand: Consultation Web Meeting Part 2: How Youth Partners Collaborate with Family Partners in Wraparound

Date/Time: February 18, 2021, 10am PT / 1pm ET

Participants in the January consultation requested that we continue our discussion of how youth and family partners support youth, families, and Wraparound teams individually and collectively. The consultation will focus on scenarios that illustrate a series of principles describing how youth and family partners work together. To allow for interaction and discussion, registration will be limited. Register early to ensure your space!

Register for the upcoming consultation »

A recording of the January meeting, "How Youth Partners Collaborate with Family Partners in Wraparound, Part 1" is also available.

View the recording »

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Webinar: Advanced Skills for Youth- and Young Adult-Driven Practice [enable images to see]

Advanced Skills for Youth- and Young Adult-Driven Practice: Recognizing and Managing the Urge to Lead

This recording of a popular webinar from last year uses real-life video clips of providers working with youth and young adults to demonstrate skills and techniques that providers can use to maintain a youth-/young adult-driven approach, particularly in situations where providers are tempted to "lead" the young person to a new perspective; for example, when the provider feels that they young person is making a bad or risky choice.

View the recording »

Stuff We Like


JEAP Initiative Seeking Young Adults in Recovery for Community Board

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Young adults in recovery are invited to use their lived experience by joining a virtual community board focused on advising research focused on improving services and support for people experiencing substance misuse issues.

Apply or learn more »

Webinar: AFFIRM Youth: Overview, Evidence, and Steps for Becoming a Site

Date/Time: February 18, 2021, 10am PT / 1pm ET

This webinar from the Center for Excellence for LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity is aimed at practitioners interested in building knowledge and skills related to providing evidence-based affirmative interventions to diverse LGBTQ+ youth.

Register »

Virtual Training Institutes: Building Youth Engagement Best Practices: Start with Assessment

Date/Time: March 4, 2021, 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET

This virtual workshop will introduce participants to a validated assessment for measuring the extent to which youth and young adults are meaningfully involved in advising and decision-making in agencies – the Youth Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL) – developed in partnership with Pathways RTC.

Register »

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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