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

November 9, 2021

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News from Pathways RTC

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Pathways to Employment After a First Episode of Psychosis

This journal article discusses how young adult study participants experienced self-stigma in response to a psychosis diagnosis in young adulthood and how this delayed their career pathways. Natural peer support was critical in restoring self-identity and career pathways.

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"Moving On": New Pathways Comics and Study Guide

"Moving On," the new volume of the Pathways Comics series, explores how peer support, natural support and creative problem solving can help young adults find their own individualized paths towards goals they find personally meaningful. The companion Study Guide provides additional material and discussion questions designed to promote reflection and learning around these themes.

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Pathways Comics volume 5 Study Guide [enable images to see]

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E-learning Tool: Youth-Driven Conversation – Avoiding Some Common Mistakes

The "Improvables" videos capture real conversations between young adults and mental health providers. The videos provide examples of typical ways that providers' practice could be improved in order to enhance engagement. The companion study guide gives suggestions about how to use the videos as part of professional development activities.

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Job Opportunity: Supported Employment and Education Specialist (SEES) – OnTrack MD

The role of the SEES is to provide vocational support to young adults who are enrolled in the OnTrack MD program, which focuses on the early identification, evaluation, and treatment of people experiencing psychosis.

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Recorded Webinar: Inclusive Evidence-Based Practices in Gender Non-Binary Mental Health Services

This recorded webinar focuses on identification and implementation of evidence-based mental health services for individuals who describe themselves as gender non-binary, transgender, or with other gender fluid identities.

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Recorded Webinar: LEND A HAND – A Crisis Management, Triage and De-Escalation Model

LEND A HAND is a crisis management model that incorporates evidence-based best practices in safety and de-escalation to support people in crisis across a variety of contexts.

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Webinar: Supporting the Resilience of Young LGBTQA+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Date/Time: November 16, 2021, 10am PT / 1pm ET

This webinar will be an interactive conversation about the resilience of BIPOC LGBTQ+A young people, and will explore how providers, practitioners, caregivers, and other adults can help these youth navigate challenges and thrive.

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Webinar: Expressive Arts Therapy – Trauma-Informed Tools for Youth and Young Adults

Date/Time: November 17, 2021, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

Using a trauma-informed lens, this training offers tools and discusses a variety of multimodal arts practices that can be used to soothe the nervous system; promote self-awareness; and support the agency, empowerment, and well-being of youth and young adults.

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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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