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

June 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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Efficacy of the Project Futures Model

This study is the first identified randomized experiment to evaluate a post-secondary support program for enrolled college students with foster care backgrounds and mental health challenges. Analysis showed evidence of intervention impact on important targeted outcomes at post-intervention and/or 6-month follow-up, including self-determination, career-related self-efficacy and career exploration activities, and mental health self-efficacy and empowerment.

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Events and Opportunities

Opportunity: Scholarships for High School Scientists

Deadline: June 9, 2023

The Rising Scientist Awards, presented in partnership with Hunter College, are given annually to outstanding high school students who show exceptional promise in research areas related to mental health, such as psychology, neuroscience or biomedical engineering research. Awards include scholarships for college expenses.

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Research Opportunity: Building Community Participation

ConnextionsRX is a technology-based, distance intervention aimed to increase community participation of emerging adults (18-30 years old) with serious mental illnesses. Participants will be enrolled in the study for six months and receive support to help meet community participation goals. Incentives are provided for completion of research surveys.

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Webinar: Creating Supportive Spaces for Gender and Sexually Diverse Youth

Date/Time: June 13, 2023, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

This session is part of a school mental health webinar series with a focus on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens.

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Webinar: What is Trauma-Informed Care?

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

This webinar is geared toward providers who would like foundational information about trauma informed care and how to apply this approach with their interactions with people they serve, including the Indigenous population. The webinar will cover the basic tenets of trauma informed care, and will provide some strategies on to how to avoid re-traumatizing individuals.

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Webinar: Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency

Date/Time: June 23, 2023, 6:45am PT / 9:45am ET

Working with traumatized people can erode workers’ compassion and empathy as the shared experience of trauma becomes overwhelming. This class explores the problem of chronic unremitting stress on our overactive and distracted brains and offers skill sets to build robust mental health that can be learned and practiced by anyone.

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Online Training: “Warriors in the Garden:” Creating Balance for the Black Man

Date/Time: June 26, 2023, 9am – 11am PT / 12pm – 2pm ET

This session will address the struggles and nuances of defining Black male identity and healthy Black masculinity, both in and out of the workplace. Seeking to create a viable and holistic path for men to cultivate and define their own vision of manhood, the session will explore historical, sociological, and philosophical influences on the formation of Black manhood, as well as exploring the tools necessary to create a “collaboration over competition” mindset between Black men.

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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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