This webinar explores civil commitment law through the lens of civil liberties for young adults of transition age. We consider the ethical tensions between a provider or family member’s desire to help a young person experiencing serious mental illness and the young person’s autonomy. Presenters will discuss the importance of shared decision making and will provide strategies for improving the process of civil commitments for youth and their families.
The Center serves the priorities of SAMHSA Region 9 and provides training, technical assistance, and resources at a national level on their specialty area: youth and young adults of transition age. This page includes information and links to resources. Providers and agencies in the Pacific Southwest region (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and Pacific Islands) can contact PS MHTTC for trainings and technical assistance.
The goal of this guide is to provide a range of different stakeholders with information and best practices for peer support and leadership in early intervention for psychosis (EIP) services. Audiences that may find this manual to be useful include state-level administrators, clinical directors, peer and family advocates, young people, and early intervention planning committee members, as well as researchers and others with an interest in youth and peer involvement. This document includes many concrete examples of exemplary or innovative services, projects and individuals (see “spotlights”), and a comprehensive appendix of resources is offered at the end of the guide. Unlike many other U.S. peer support manuals, the aim of this guide is to provide coverage of a broad range of domains in which peers might assume leadership or advisory roles. These include program development and planning, direct service delivery (including peer support), public outreach and engagement, clinician education, and quality improvement and evaluation.
Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research promotes the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions. This website offers research and knowledge translation support youth and young adults as students, learners and workers.
Early intervention is essential for youth experiencing First-Episode Psychosis (FEP). While schools are a natural place for early intervention, personnel are often not resourced to effectively support students with FEP. Building on previous TA resources and learning opportunities, this resource can help schools identify and intervene with students who are experiencing first episode psychosis.