Advanced Topics in Strengthening Youth/Young Adult Peer Support: Supporting Youth in Decision-Making
In this month's consultation call, we will discuss how to support youth in healthy, individualized decision-making. We will cover how to support youth in weighing pros and cons, exploring potential consequences, and anticipating the situation.
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!
Caitlin 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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