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Our goal is to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination. Our work is guided by the perspectives of young people and their families, and based in a positive development framework.

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Recent Publications

Case Study: Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Peer Support in a Youth-led Drop-in Center PDF

Case Study: Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Providing Direct, Individualized Support in a Local Program PDF

Case Study: Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Youth Peer Support in Wraparound PDF

New Guide: "I Bloomed Here": A Guide for Conducting Photovoice with Youth Receiving Culturally- and Community-based Services PDF

New Tip Sheet: "During Meetings I Can't Stand it When..." A Guide for Facilitators and Team Members PDF

New Tip Sheet: Tips for Your Team Meetings: A Guide for Youth PDF

New Guide: Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The Next Transition PDF

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Technology and Young Adult Mental Health Down Under

On Feb 20-21, Pathway's Kris Gowen attended the Young and Well CRC Connect 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Check out her guest blog post for NetFamilyNews. Her main takeaway, "Collaboration – with youth at the center of it – will ensure eMental Health success."


Job Opening with National Wraparound Initiative

The Young Adult Peer Support & Participation Assistant (Laboratory Technician I) will assist in carrying out a project that is developing and testing approaches for building the workforce of young adults who can provide effective peer support to other young people with serious mental health conditions and related needs.


Mental Health Meme Contest Winners

We are proud to announce the winners of our strengths-based mental health meme contest. These entries exemplify the resilience of many young people.

  • 1st Place

    Paige, Fargo, ND

  • 2nd Place

    Abe, Houston, TX

  • 3rd Place

    Helena, Foster City, CA

Check out the other excellent entries we received here »


Information Brief: Peer Support Drop-in Center Case Study

Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Peer Support in a Youth-led Drop-in Center examines how a chapter of Youth MOVE National has implemented the Peer Support Specialist role for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions at drop-in centers for youth. The brief covers aspects of training, coaching, supervision, role definition and financing; and describes challenges and solutions.


Information Brief: Local Youth Peer Support Case Study

Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Providing Direct, Individualized Support in a Local Program examines how one locally-initiated program has implemented the Peer Support Specialist role for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. The brief covers aspects of training, coaching, supervision, role definition and financing; and describes challenges and solutions.


Information Brief: State Youth Peer Support Case Study

Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Youth Peer Support in Wraparound examines how Pennsylvania has implemented and supported the Peer Support Specialist role for emerging adults with serious mental health conditions. The brief covers aspects of training, coaching, supervision, role definition and financing; and describes a series of challenges and solutions.


New Guide on Conducting Photovoice Projects with Youth

"I Bloomed Here": A Guide for Conducting Photovoice with Youth Receiving Culturally- and Community-based Services offers practical suggestions for using the Photovoice process to get young people engaged in their communities.


New Tip Sheets from the Achieve My Plan (AMP!) Project

A tip sheet for meeting facilitators, "During Meetings I Can't Stand it When..." A Guide for Facilitators and Team Members helps meeting facilitators and team members address common issues that occur during team meetings and promote meaningful youth participation. A companion tip sheet for youth, Tips for Your Team Meetings: A Guide for Youth offers suggestions and strategies to help young people become more involved in their team meetings.


New Publication: Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The Next Transition

This guide is intended for young people who have chosen to utilize their lived experience as a mechanism to advocate for positive change. Its seven stages lead them through their own growth in advocacy efforts from owning their own stories to becoming a supportive young adult for other peers.

 

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The development of the contents of this website was supported by funding from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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