This graphic captures highlights from a 2-day August 2022 Listening Session with young adults who work with youth. In an easy-to-read format, the graphic elevates the voices of Listening Session participants who discussed what helps in their work, what harms in their work, how they are feeling about their work, what are the main concerns they see in their work, and how to better recruit and support young people. … [Read more...] about Listening Session: Young Adult Serving Professionals in the Mental Health Workforce
National TTA Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)
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
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