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

July 14, 2022

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Research Update on Peer Support for Youth and Young Adults

This brief report summarizes recently-published research relevant to peer support for youth and young adults who experience serious mental health conditions. The report reviews research published since 2018, when Pathways RTC produced its last report on this topic.

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One of Your Favorites

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Strategic Sharing in Different Contexts

In this webinar, presenters focused on different kinds of contexts in which young adult peer support specialists (PSSs) might share aspects of their lived experience—for example, with their youth/young adults, family members or other professionals; or for advocacy purposes. Presenters reviewed a variety of scenarios and discussed how PSSs can safely share their stories in ways that support their young people and their work.

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Stuff We Like


Documentary: Youth and Young Adult Mental Illness by Ken Burns

This two-part documentary focuses on the experiences of young people struggling with mental health challenges.

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Opportunity: Jobs in Research at UMass

The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research at the University of Massachusetts is hiring a Research Project Director and a Clinical Research Assistant. (Scroll down after clicking through for more information.)

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Podcast: Supporting Students in College

This podcast episode discusses the challenges students with mental illness face in their journey towards a college degree and how campus community members, particularly faculty, can better understand and support these students.

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Webinar: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention for Families

Date/Time: July 22, 2022, 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET

In this second session of Navigating the Tough Stuff we will address the topic of youth suicide prevention from the family perspective. We will explore together how the 5 Family Protective Factors framework can enhance our prevention efforts through identifying and building upon a family’s individual strengths and skills in each of the protective factor categories.

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Webinar: Truth, Trauma and Equity-Informed Solutions

Date/Time: July 28, 2022, 11am PT / 2pm ET

This webinar focuses on equity, intergenerational trauma, and strategies to enhance racially equitable standards of practice.

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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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