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.
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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.
In this Healthy Transitions webinar, Maryann Davis (Transitions ACR) describes why child-serving and adult-serving mental health systems should be strong partners with System of Care and Healthy Transitions communities. Dr. Davis explores some of the challenges to that partnership and provides examples of successful partnerships.
This five-part video series offers tips on sustaining a youth program, including startup, brainstorming, engagement, funding, and partnership.
OUR HOUSE, a grief support center, shares lessons learned wading through the challenges of supporting families on overwhelm during COVID-19. They teach how they addressed JW Worden’s Tasks of Mourning using interventions that can be facilitated by volunteer group leaders via an online platform. They share the magic that can happen when you create virtual spaces with intention for children to connect and support one another around their grief and losses, in spite of Zoom fatigue and physical distance.