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

February 7, 2023

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News from Pathways RTC

Evaluation of a Skills Enhancement Training with Remote Coaching [enable images to see]

Skills Enhancement for Young Adult Peer Support Specialists

This study evaluated the impacts of a training intervention for young adult peer support specialists (PSSs). Self-reports and video recordings of participating PSSs’ practice showed increases in skills and confidence for their role, as well as reduced job-related anxiety and high training satisfaction.

Read the authors' manuscript »

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.

Read the research update »

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One of Your Favorites

Self-care and Boundaries for Peer Support Specialists webinar [enable images to see]

Self-Care and Boundaries for Peer Support Specialists

In this recorded webinar, our team of young adults with experience supervising peer support specialists (PSSs) discuss strategies that PSSs can use for self-care and setting boundaries with their youth and young adults.

Access the webinar and slides »

Stuff We Like

Events and Opportunities

Podcast: STAY Tuned

This podcast series is created by and for young adults who experience mental conditions. The latest pod explores the isolation of adulthood.

Listen »

Opportunity: Undergraduate Summer Internship for Research on Substance Use

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Apply for this summer internship supporting undergraduate students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in substance use and addiction research.

Apply »

Webinar: Positive Youth Development for Black Girls

Date/Time: February 14, 2023, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

This webinar will provide an overview of cultural considerations for working with youth of color, specifically Black girls.

Register »

Webinar: LGBTQ+ Young People at Risk of Harmful Substance Use

Date/Time: February 15, 2023, 10am PT / 1pm ET

This webinar focuses on recent efforts to adapt and create prevention and screening resources to serve LGBTQ+ young people.

Register »

Webinar: Microaggressions: Death by a Thousand Cuts

Date/Time: February 16, 2023, 7am PT / 10am ET

This workshop deals with ways to combat microaggressions by creating an agency culture of respect, reverence and dignity for all dimensions of diversity.

Register »

Opportunity: Nominate a Young Activist for the mPower Award

Deadline: March 1, 2023

The mPower Award celebrates the life and work of a teen or young adult who has spoken out about mental health issues to educate peers and fight stigma.

Submit a nomination »

Webinar: CCBHC Model: Overview and What’s Ahead

Date/Time: March 3, 2023, 10am PT / 1pm ET

This webinar will discuss the unique aspects of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, what makes them different from traditional delivery models, and what the future may look like for CCBHCs.

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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