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

April 6, 2023

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Evidence Supports Interventions for Wellness, Wellbeing and Fun

This Pathways publication reports on the robust research base showing positive mental health outcomes from interventions promoting wellness, wellbeing and fun for youth and young adults. Given the current mental health crisis and the shortage of mental health providers – and given young people’s preferences – it’s important to think about how these kinds of interventions can be incorporated into our systems of care.

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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.

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Pathways Measures and Assessments

Measures and assessments developed and co-developed by Pathways researchers continue to be useful to researchers, students and providers across the nation and around the world. Measures include the YES-MH (Youth Empowerment/Efficacy Scale-Mental Health) and Y-VOC (Youth/Young Adult Voice on Councils/Committees).

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Events and Opportunities

Opportunity: Advisory Board

Members of the JEAP Initiative’s Young Adult Advisory Board help to shape research on recovery services. The Board is currently recruiting. No previous knowledge of research is needed.

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Online Training: Promoting Young Adult Success in School and Work

This free, online training program is designed to offer information and resources to people interested in supporting youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions in their transition to employment and/or post-secondary education.

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Webinar: Addressing Implicit Bias: Exploring Strategies for Success

Date/Time: April 12, 2023, 6:45am PT / 9:45am ET

Implicit biases can have a significant impact on communication, decision-making, and perceptions and beliefs about others. As a result, they can also influence the effectiveness of promoting an inclusive and diverse environment. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to approaches that can assist in being more conscious and aware about implicit biases as well as the impact these biases can have on others.

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Online Book Discussion: Shifting from Locking Youth Up to Lifting Youth Up

Date/Time: April 18, 2023, 9am PT / 12pm ET

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison is a nationally acclaimed book that digs deep into the stories of young people abused by the system intended to protect and "rehabilitate" them. It weaves in reports on innovative programs that provide effective alternatives to putting children behind bars. We will discuss the book and its findings with the author, Nell Bernstein.

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Webinar: Supporting Co-Workers Through Critical Incident Stress

Date/Time: April 19 2023, 7am PT / 10am ET

Critical Incident Stress occurs when a person experiences stress that is so intense that it overwhelms their typical coping abilities. In the work environment, staff could experience a myriad of critical stress-inducing events like workplace violence, the death of a client or co-worker, or an attempted suicide. This workshop will help participants learn the signs and symptoms of critical incident stress, effective strategies to implement at the onset of a critical incident, and various long-term coping mechanisms.

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Virual Summit: Better Together: Building Systems that Care

Deadline: May 10 – 11, 2023

This no-cost, virtual system of care summit is an opportunity for all children’s mental health partners to reunite, renew, and re-energize their efforts to support children and young people with behavioral health needs, as well as their families. A substantial portion of the agenda focuses on 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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