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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

Toolkit: Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood: Pathways Transition Training Toolkit (PDF)

Tipsheet: Building Community Supports for Young People in the Transition Years: A Tip Sheet for Service Providers (PDF)

Tipsheet (Spanish version): "Durante las Reuniones no Soporto Cuando..." Una Guía para Facilitadores y Miembros del Equipo ("During Meetings I Can't Stand it When..." A Guide for Facilitators and Team Members) (PDF)

Tipsheet (Spanish version): Sugerencias para tus Reuniones en Equipo: Una Guía para Jóvenes (Tips for Your Team Meetings: A Guide for Youth) (PDF)

FAQ: Youth & Young Adult Peer Support: What Research Tells Us About its Effectiveness in Mental Health Services (PDF)

Scales (Spanish Version): Introduction to the Escala de Empoderamiento de los Jóvenes — Salud Mental (Youth Efficacy / Empowerment Scale— Mental Health) and the Participación de Jóvenes en Planificación (Youth Participation in Planning Scale). (PDF)

Journal Article: Better Futures: A Validated Model for Increasing Postsecondary Preparation and Participation of Youth in Foster Care with Mental Health Challenges (Journal Website)

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New Focal Point on Early Psychosis Interventions Now Available

This year's issue of Focal Point, our annual research review, explores how early psychosis intervention services may prevent much of the trauma and disability associated with psychosis.

Download Focal Point »


Upcoming Transitions RTC Webinar: Tools for School: College Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

Date/Time: May 3, 2016, 9am PDT, 12pm EDT

This webinar from the Transitions RTC at the University of Massachusetts will inform service providers for persons with psychiatric disabilities of ways to make the process of entering and engaging in post secondary education clear and manageable. Presenter Laura DiGalbo, M.Ed, CRC, LPC, will discuss the requirements to obtain accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA], the law that covers post-secondary institutions, types of assistance generally included in accommodations, and tips for helping prospective students to self-advocate with the Disability Services Offices on campus.

Register for the webinar »


New "Monthly Minute" Focuses on Effective Support for Youth Peer Providers

The National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health recently released its second "Monthly Minute" video. This short animation focuses on providing effective support for youth peer providers. We're pleased that two popular items from Pathways RTC are among the list of resources connected with this work!

Check out Pathways RTC peer support resources:

Youth & Young Adult Peer Support: What Research Tells Us About its Effectiveness in Mental Health Settings

Defining, Supporting, and Sustaining the Peer Support Specialist Role


Free Online Pathways Transition Training Program

Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) is an online knowledge translation initiative consisting of ten hour-long training modules designed to build the capacity of direct service providers who are working with youth and young adults aged 14-29 who have mental health difficulties, and their families.

Access the modules and accompanying toolkit »


Powerful Film on Psychosis from EASA's Young Adult Leadership Council

Oregon’s Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC) has released their first film project, "In Our Own Words, Sounds and Visions: EASA Young Adult Leadership Council." This powerful film provides insight into the experience of psychosis through the stories, visual art and music of YALC members. The film also highlights the importance of early assessment and support with recommendations for transforming the mental healthcare system.


New Tipsheet for Service Providers: Building Community Supports for Young People in the Transition Years

This tipsheet from the Pathways Transition Training Partnership suggests ways providers can assist young people to strengthen their existing supports and/or to connect them with other supports, including emotional support, material assistance, and help with problem solving.

Read the tipsheet »


Pathways Transition Training Preview Trailer

View the trailer below for a preview of the "Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood" traning modules.

More information (PDF) »


Pathways Researcher Featured in Article on Early Intervention in Schizophrenia

Tamara Sale, Director of Oregon's Early Assessment and Support Alliance and Pathways researcher, is featured in this Highline article about the benefits of early intervention in treatment of schizophrenia.

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New FAQ on Youth and Young Adult Peer Support

Efforts to provide peer support for young people are becoming more and more common. This FAQ describes the research evidence for peer support, as well as some of the challenges that can be expected when peer support is implemented.

Read the FAQ (PDF) »

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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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