The NTTAC Community Wellness & Peer Supports Team brings 5 Things to know and resources about peer support. Topics include what peer support is and isn’t, supervision of peers, benefits of peer support, and peer self-care.
This one-page overview describes roles that families can play in the System of Care, including policy and practice levels. Adapted from “The Role of Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care” (Beth Stroul), and created by FREDLA (Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association) for NTTAC.
Healthy Transitions grantees implement a range of different service delivery models to treat and support young adults of transition age. These models range from more traditional youth-serving models to newer models that have blended best practice approaches for working with young adults. In this grantee-led webinar, presenters highlight their experiences implementing their selected service models and discuss key considerations for Healthy Transitions grantees.
Peer-to-peer helping is based on the premise that when young people have problems, they often turn to friends for help. This model is effective at improving school climate, linking students to formal and informal supports, and reducing youth violence, including bullying and suicide. The session outlines the essential elements of a successful program, and includes a grantee-led overview of the Natural Helpers program in Fairbanks Native Association, a Healthy Transitions grantee.
This issue brief describes the policy changes that Healthy Transitions grantees implemented between 2014-2018 to support youth and young adults of transition age. Healthy Transitions grantees, System of Care sites, and other planners and policymakers can use these examples as a springboard for their own efforts.