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Advanced Topics in Strengthening Youth/Young Adult Peer Support: Supporting Culturally Responsive Practice

10:00am - August 12, 2021 thru 11:00am - August 12, 2021 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: August 12, 2021
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In this month's consultation call, our team will cover how to implement culturally responsive practices. This includes appropriate training for youth peers, necessary organizational practices and values, and addressing oppressive language or ideas. This will be our final consult call. 

This call is offered in partnership with Pathways Research and Training Center (RTC) and the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center as one installment in a series of monthly consultation calls focused on "Advanced Topics in Strengthening Youth/Young Adult Peer Support." Each call has its own topic, in an area such as skill building, supervision, coaching and training, organizational policies and procedures, hiring and onboarding, and more. This series is intended primarily for peer support specialists, their supervisors, and administrators charged with implementing youth/young adult peer support. Learn more about the series here.

Here's what you can expect from each consultation call:

  • Focus on one topic such as skill building, supervision, coaching and training, organizational policies and procedures, hiring and on-boarding, and more
  • Sharing a practical resource related to the meeting's topic, such as  a strategy, tool, set of research findings, or template
  • Time for focused discussion in which attendees can ask questions and share knowledge and ideas relevant to the day’s topic, followed by an open discussion of any topic related to youth/young adult peer support

To allow for interaction and discussion, registration will be limited. Register early to ensure your space!


picture of Caitlin BairdCaitlin Baird is a Project Manager and Trainer with Pathways RTC at Portland State University. Caitlin has experience working directly with transition-aged youth and young adults as a peer support specialist and as a supervisor for peer support specialists in wraparound and other mental health settings.



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