Improve Your Effectiveness in Engaging & Supporting Young Adults with their Career Goals by Leveraging Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Supported Employment & Education Best-Practices
This training is for Region 6 participants from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. This intensive, interactive training aims to improve IPS Specialist, supervisor and program manager skills and strategies in engaging and supporting the career development of older youth and young adults enrolled in community mental healthcare. Presenters will draw from: (1) evidence-based and -informed practices, including IPS and Transition to Independence Process Models, and (2) their direct practice and program management experiences in successfully integrating IPS in community mental health settings with vulnerable young people with serious mental health needs, complex trauma, and system involvement. The training series will include games, activities, discussions and experiences that will establish stronger bonds between a community of people who deeply care about and want to improve youth and young adult employment and education outcomes. Participants will leave the training with new insights, skills, and strategies for improving both programmatic and practice elements to better integrate employment and education services, boost vocational service engagement, and improve work and school achievement among young people.