The goal of this short TA Tips document is to provide new Healthy Transitions Project Directors with a few foundational tips for developing (or clarifying) their implementation approach. It includes strategies for working alongside an entire project team and young people in the community. This document was developed for new Healthy Transitions Project Directors, but it may also be useful for other new and experienced SAMHSA-funded Project Directors. … [Read more...] about Healthy Transitions New Project Directors: Developing a Clear Implementation Approach
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This tool is a way to solicit youth voice and choice. It is designed to be used with the "Healthy Transitions New Project Directors: Developing a Clear Implementation Approach" document. Leaders of Healthy Transitions grants, System of Care grants, and other projects that work with youth and young adults can use this framework to integrate young people into the strategic planning process. … [Read more...] about What are Your D.O.B.S. (Dreams, Opportunities, Barriers, and Strengths)?
This 5 Things Digest from the NTTAC Infant and Early Childhood Transformation Team and "kid contributors" shares advice from gender-expansive young people for what adults should know about what has been most helpful to them as they grow into their identities. In Spring 2022, NTTAC’s Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Transformation Team hosted a webinar by author, national policy expert, and public health advocate Willy Wilkinson about Supporting Gender Diversity in Young Children. Following the fascinating conversation with webinar participants, our team members had the chance to learn from school-age children who had the courage and supportive environments to express their creative gender identities during their early childhood years, as well as the families of these kids. … [Read more...] about 5 Things Digest: 5 Things Gender-Expansive Kids Want Adults to Know (June 2022)
The NTTAC Acronym Journey Map is a visual teaching tool with accompanying dialogue prompts for use by coaches in their work with school and education leadership teams. It is intended to help school communities visualize the similarities, differences, and desired outcomes of common campus support initiatives. When combined with the dialogue prompts, coaches can help school communities detail what is needed to actualize, implement, and properly message common student support initiatives. … [Read more...] about NTTAC Acronym Journey Map
While many people will experience trauma at some point in their lives, how we heal depends on external factors that impact the care and support we receive. These factors include, but are not limited to: race, culture, ethnicity, socio- economic status, temperament, and our own individual resilience--something we'll dig into later in this learning capture. Using trauma-informed practices and approaches means that we deliver services with an awareness of the environment or the big picture in addition to considering individual needs. This Learning Capture is a snapshot of our conversation from our TRAILS Kick-Off event on October 21, 2021. … [Read more...] about TRAILS Learning Capture