The article discusses Florida Healthy Transitions’ program model of utilizing young adults with lived and life experiences, to provide behavioral health services and supports to transition aged youth and young adults. The young adult peer staff provide advice to other young adults who are considering work as peers.
Research and Training Center (RTC) for Pathways to Positive Futures
The Pathways website includes several publications of interest for engaging youth and young adults in mental health services and systems change. From one-pagers to toolkits, there is a variety of resources here.
This set of four issue briefs highlights the lessons learned and implications for the mental health field from the first funded sites of the Healthy Transitions Initiative. The items explored in these briefs remain relevant today for anyone working to bridge youth and adult mental health and resiliency services.
Portland State University’s Pathways RTC has shared e-learning activities and study guides to strengthen a provider’s capacity to foster youth-driven conversations, identify strengths, and engage youth and young adults in planning. Tools can be used independently or incorporated into trainings, team meetings, or supervision.