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

May 5, 2022

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News from Pathways RTC

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Enhancing Skills for Young Adult Peer Support Specialists

This new article by Pathways authors, published in Psychiatric Services, reports on a study that investigated a skills enhancement and role clarification training intervention for young adult peer support specialists (YPSSs). The results showed gains in YPSSs’ skills and confidence in providing person-centered planning to the young people they worked with, as well as high training satisfaction and reduced job-related anxiety.

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The Youth Efficacy / Empowerment Scale-Mental Health (YES-MH) (Available in English or Spanish)

This assessment continues to be used widely nationally and internationally. The YES-MH is used to assess youth perceptions of efficacy with respect to managing their own mental health condition, managing their own services and supports, and using their experience and knowledge to help peers and improve service systems.

Learn more about the YES-MH »

Stuff We Like


Podcast Series: Young People Changing Systems

This series of audio stories features examples of youth and young adults working successfully to change services and systems to improve mental health.

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Webinar Recording: Academic Coaching by Peer Students for College Students with Mental Health Conditions

This webinar presents findings of a pilot study of a peer coach intervention to help college students with mental health conditions succeed academically.

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Webinar: Addressing Depression with Youth: Cultural Considerations

Date/Time: May 11, 2022, 10am PT / 1pm ET

This live webinar is hosted by the National American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.

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Webinar: Black Youth Suicide Prevention

Date/Time: May 19, 2022, 9am PT / 12pm ET

Over the last three decades, there has been a steady and continuous rise in Black youth suicides. This webinar will explore the increasing surge and discuss possible contributing factors related to this public health emergency.

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Webinar: How to Talk to Youth About Race and Racial Trauma

Date/Time: May 25, 2022, 10am PT / 1pm ET

Research has indicated that youth experience racism, prejudice, and bias as early as preschool. For many, these experiences can influence functioning, particularly for youth who have experienced other traumas. In this webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and feelings related to recent and past events and learn strategies for navigating discussions specific to race, experiences of discrimination, and racial trauma with youth.

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Virtual Conference: Going Digital – Behavioral Health Tech 2022

Date/Location: June 6 – 10, 2022 / Online

This free, virtual conference is committed to expanding access to mental health and substance use services through technology and innovation.

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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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