RRI Events

Pathways RTC Webinar: Implementing Early Psychosis Intervention in the Real World

01-26-2016

Join Dr. Ryan Melton and Tamara Sale of Pathways EASA Connections for our quarterly webinar on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 10AM - 11AM Pacific.  This webinar will provide an introduction to EP history, practices and resources while addressing common implementation challenges and effective strategies. Participants will also learn about ongoing opportunities for collaborative learning. 

This webinar is brought to you by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health (NTTAC), operated by the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch.

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NWI Webinar: An Overview of Current Research and Implementation Best Practices in Wraparound

01-19-2016

The National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) invites you to join our quarterly webinar offering.  This webinar will set the context for the importance of Wraparound quality, fidelity, and implementation supports. A review of the latest innovations, data, and research will be presented on such areas as cost, outcomes, workforce supports, and evidence-based clinical practices. 

Presenters will include Eric Bruns and the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) from the University of Washington. 

This webinar is made possible through NWI's partnership with the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health (NTTAC), operated by the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch.

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Pathways RTC Webinar on Family Support

09-29-2015

Upcoming Webinar: "Family Support for Transition-Aged Youth"

Date: September 29, 2015
Time: 10am - 11:00am PST / 1pm - 2:00pm EST

Registration »

Pathways RTC’s September 29th webinar will focus on working successfully with families who have a transition-aged young person (14-29) currently experiencing mental health difficulties.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Use their research-based knowledge of family experiences to better support young adults with mental health challenges and their families.
  • Assess the impact of cultural background on the experiences of these families.
  • Access training opportunities and resources that will help families better support young people.
  • Identify needed research and training that will help participants better address the needs of young adults and their families.

Panelists:

  • Nicholas Buekea (Pathways System/Policy Analysis and Change Project, Portland State University): A young adult's perspective on family support.
  • Ana María Brannan (Indiana University): Caregiver Strain—Family experiences supporting young people with mental health difficulties, and cultural differences in these experiences.
  • Lori Cerar (Allies with Families, Utah): Growing Up without Growing Apart, a training program for families.
  • Lisa Lambert (Parent/Professional Advocacy League, Massachusetts): Moving to Adult Life: A Legal Guide for Parents of Young People with Mental Health Needs, and the varied roles of family members.
  • Eileen Brennan (Pathways Transition Training Partnership, Portland State University): Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood Training Series.

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Trauma Informed Oregon Gathering

06-19-2015

Good News!

Trauma Informed Oregon is heading out to Eastern Oregon to meet with interested partners, organizations, and individuals around the state.

On Friday June 19, 2015, we will be in Eastern Oregon at the Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Oregon. If you are interested in attending any of the events, here are the links to them all. Please note that each event requires a separate registration. All events are FREE and space will be limited.

*Morning Event*

Trauma Informed Oregon Gathering

Friday, June 19, 2015

9:30-2:00pm (9:00-9:30am check in and Continental Breakfast)

Wildhorse Resort, Pendleton, Oregon

An opportunity to share what is happening within your agencies and learn what others are doing in your community and around the state in trauma informed care. Hear about Trauma Informed Oregon’s statewide collaborative to promote prevention, build resilience and respond to trauma and adverse experiences affecting children youth, individuals and families.  Professionals, youth, individuals with lived experience, family members, staff and clinicians are encouraged to attend. Registration required by June 15, 2015.

For more details and to register, https://traumainformedoregongathering.eventbrite.com

*Afternoon Event*

Trauma Informed Care Training

YPx3: Youth & Professionals as Policy Partners

Friday, June 19, 2015

2:30-5:00pm

Wildhorse Resort, Pendleton, Oregon

Workshop Trainers: Youth M.O.V.E Oregon (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience)

Trauma Informed Oregon is excited for the opportunity to sponsor this powerful trauma informed training. Youth M.O.V.E Oregon, a state-wide, youth led organization devoted to helping young people ages 14-25 across Oregon successfully transition into adulthood, will lead a free training for youth and professionals in the afternoon after the morning Forum. The training offers young adults and professionals’ tools on how to work together as successful partners. This workshop is for anyone who may be interested in including youth voice on boards, committees, in your agency and other decision-making bodies and/or as peer support. Registration required by June 15, 2015.

For more details and to register, http://youthmovetraining.eventbrite.com

 

Dr. Adele Diamond Presentation

05-07-2015

Join Social Determinants of Health Initiative and the Oregon BRAVO co-host Dr. Adele Diamond presentation on "Childhood development, executive functioning, and the role of arts and physical activity among marginalized youths."

Thursday, May 7th @ 12noon

PSU, Smith Memorial Student Center

Registration is open to the public

Dr. Adele Diamond is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of DevelopmentalCognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and was recently listed as one the 15 most influential neuroscientists.

One of the pioneers in the field of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Prof. Diamond is at the forefront of research on executive functions. Executive functions include 'thinking outside the box' (cognitive flexibility), mentally relating ideas and facts (working memory), and giving considered responses rather than impulsive ones, resisting temptations and staying focused (inhibitory control, including selective attention).

She has made discoveries that have improved treatment for medical disorders (PKU and ADHD) and impacted early education, improving the lives of thousands of children. Her work has shown that executive functions can be improved at any age, even in the very young. Recently Prof. Diamond has turned her attention to the possible roles of traditional activities, such as music and dance, in improving executive functions, academic outcomes, and mental health.

Substance Abuse Research to Action Symposium

04-10-2015

The Social Determinants of Health Initiative (SDHI) and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) are hosting a Research to Action Symposium focused on Substance Abuse.

The Symposium will bring together academic researchers, policy-makers, and representatives from the health department and community agencies. The goal will be to come up with concrete next steps for collaborations related to substance abuse, with an emphasis on projects that are likely to lead to action.

Registration link

Submit a 1-3 introductory presentation slides about your work on substance abuse

 

NWI Webinar: New Directions in Wraparound Accountability and Quality Assurance

11-18-2014

Title: New Directions in Wraparound Accountability and Quality Assurance
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 11am - 12:30pm PST / 2pm - 3:30pm EST
Description: Over the past decade, states and communities have benefited from an increased array of data-driven strategies to evaluate and improve implementation of wraparound care coordination. Measures of implementation fidelity can help keep a community or system of care on track while also increasing accountability and legitimacy. In this webinar, we will review findings and research related to national trends in Wraparound fidelity with data collected through the Wraparound Fidelity Index, Short Form (WFI-EZ). We will also introduce a tablet-based approach to collecting fidelity data that improves data collection efficiency and response rates. Finally, we will introduce an approach combining multiple sources of data into a comprehensive picture of implementation support, quality, and fidelity called the Wraparound Structured Assessment and Review (WrapSTAR). 

The National Wraparound Initiative is a partner in the Technical Assistance Network.
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NWI Webinar: New Directions in Wraparound Accountability and Quality Assurance

11-18-2014

New Directions in Wraparound Accountability and Quality Assurance

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 11am - 12:30pm PST / 2pm - 3:30pm EST

Description: Over the past decade, states and communities have benefited from an increased array of data-driven strategies to evaluate and improve implementation of wraparound care coordination. Measures of implementation fidelity can help keep a community or system of care on track while also increasing accountability and legitimacy. In this webinar, we will review findings and research related to national trends in Wraparound fidelity with data collected through the Wraparound Fidelity Index, Short Form (WFI-EZ). We will also introduce a tablet-based approach to collecting fidelity data that improves data collection efficiency and response rates. Finally, we will introduce an approach combining multiple sources of data into a comprehensive picture of implementation support, quality, and fidelity called the Wraparound Structured Assessment and Review (WrapSTAR). 

The National Wraparound Initiative is a partner in the Technical Assistance Network.
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NWI Office Hours Webinar

09-30-2014

Title: Office Hours - Following up to the September 16th NWI Webinar
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11am - 12pm PST / 2pm - 3pm EST
Description: This webinar will be a one-hour block of time during which anyone can "drop in" to get consultation on all things wraparound. These office hours will have a special focus on following up to questions about our previous webinar, "Operational Components of Intensive Care Coordination Using Wraparound." During this time, the NWI will have core advisors who are experts in wraparound practice, system and program support, and evaluation and quality assurance available to field your questions. 

The National Wraparound Initiative is a partner in the Technical Assistance Network.
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NWI Webinar: Operational Components of Intensive Care Coordination

09-16-2014
Operational Components of Intensive Care Coordination Using Wraparound for Youth with Complex Needs: State and Local Examples
 
Join us for a Webinar on September 16
 
 
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/312890440
 
In this webinar, representatives from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), Human Service Collaborative, and the National Wraparound Initiative will present in-depth profiles of states and localities that have taken wraparound care coordination to scale for various populations of youth with complex needs and their families. The webinar will present detailed descriptions of the organizational, operational, and fiscal structures of these approaches, including descriptions of: 

-Populations of Focus 
-Methods to conduct Eligibility and Screening, 
-Requirements and Caseload Ratios for Care Coordinators and Supervisors, 
-Roles of System Partners and other Professionals (e.g., -Parent/Youth Peer Support Partners, Psychiatrists, Other Providers), 
-Financing Approaches, 
-Staff Training and Development, 
-Provider Networks, and 
-Evaluation, Monitoring, and Outcomes 

In addition to a review of  state and local approaches, major themes and implications for system development elsewhere will be discussed, and a new resource summarizing operational details about approaches across the country will be introduced. 

The National Wraparound Initiative's webinar series is brought to you in partnership with the Technical Assistance Network.
Title: Operational Components of Intensive Care Coordination Using Wraparound for Youth with Complex Needs: State and Local Examples
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
 

 

Webinar on Bridging Service Gaps from Pathways

08-26-2014
Bridging service gaps: System integration strategies for service providers working with young adults with mental health issues
 
Join us for a Webinar on August 26
 
 
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/652722192
 
This webinar addresses strategies for meeting the cross-system needs of young people with mental health conditions in the transition years. We will begin with a brief review of the challenges resulting from service fragmentation and varied eligibility criteria. Then we will share innovative collaborative and service integration strategies developed by staff at the Early Assessment and Support Alliance, a statewide initiative in Oregon with the EASA Center for Excellence (technical assistance) located in Portland and Thresholds Youth Programs in Chicago. The webinar will also feature a young adult perspective on involvement in services and will conclude with recommendations for bridging service gaps. 

The presenters are: 

Ryan Melton, Ph.D., ACS, LPC, the clinical director at the EASA    Center for Excellence and Senior Research Associate at Portland State University's Regional Research Institute. 

Marc Fagan, Psy.D., the Vice President of Clinical Operations and Youth Services at Thresholds, overseeing comprehensive clinical programs for young adults and their families with serious mental health needs and traumatic backgrounds. Dr. Fagan also participates in numerous local and national advocacy groups, and provides training and support to organizations working with at-risk young adults. 

Pauline Jivanjee, Ph.D., a research associate at the Pathways Research and Training Center and co-principal investigator of the Pathways Transition Training Collaborative, as well as an associate professor at the Portland State University School of Social Work.
Title: Bridging service gaps: System integration strategies for service providers working with young adults with mental health issues
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
 

 

Join us in celebrating the NWI's 10th Anniversary!

07-16-2014

NWI Open Meeting and

10th Anniversary Celebration

 
Join us for a Webinar on July 16
 
 
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/128263608
 
For those who can't make it in person, this is a live broadcast from the Georgetown Institutes!  The National Wraparound Initiative will officially celebrate its 10th anniversary by sharing our latest projects and plans – and introducing you to the newly-launched National Wraparound Implementation Center. We'll also have a special visit from Dr. Gary Blau, Chief, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  During the webinar, you'll have a unique opportunity to provide input into priorities for upcoming work.  Please join us!
Title: NWI Open Meeting and 10th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: 1:55 PM - 5:05 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
 

 

Upcoming NWI Webinar

04-08-2014
Costs and cost-effectiveness in Wraparound programs
 
Join us for a Webinar on April 8
 
 
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/544957993
 
This webinar will present findings from a series of recent studies and evaluations focused on the costs, and cost-effectiveness, of wraparound. The webinar will highlight new data from Wraparound Milwaukee, with Director Bruce Kamradt discussing the critical importance of measuring these fiscal outcomes to enhance the sustainability and growth. 

The National Wraparound Initiative is a partner in the Technical Assistance Network.
Title: Costs and cost-effectiveness in Wraparound programs
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
 
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
 
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

Webinar From Pathways RTC

03-25-2014

A Guide to Inform Local Efforts to Support and Affirm LGBTQI2–S Children, Youth, and Families

 

 
Join us for a Webinar on March 25
 
 
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/969078593
 
Are you a service provider, educator, community member, or other individual who wants to support the health and well-being of children and youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and/or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) and their families?  Then this webinar hosted by Pathways RTC is for you!  The presenters will share information including tips from a just-released guide to promote full and affirming inclusion of LGBTQI2–S youth and families in system of care communities.  You can access this guide, which the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has endorsed, online at http://tapartnership.org/docs/Guide_Understanding_Supporting_Affirming_LGBTQI2-S_Children_Youth_Families.pdf

Presenters: 
Andy Hunt; M.S.W.; Public Health Advisor; Child, Adolescent and Family Branch; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
Jeffrey Poirier, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Health and Social Development Program, American Institutes for Research 
Sylvia Fisher, Ph.D.; Director; Office of Research and Evaluation; Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation; Health Resources and Services Administration 
Jeremy Long, Director of Youth Engagement, Youth, Driven. Inc.
Title: A Guide to Inform Local Efforts to Support and Affirm LGBTQI2–S Children, Youth, and Families
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
 
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
 
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
 

 

Upcoming Webinar From Pathways RTC

02-25-2014
Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The Next Transition
 
Join us for a Webinar on February 25
 
 
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/797842481
 
Transition happens for all young adults, and youth entering the field of advocacy are no exception. Young adults utilizing personal experiences need additional support in learning to apply these in a professional setting as they transition from being a ‘youth advocate’ into an ‘advocate for youth’. This webinar identifies stages of development in this process, research related to each stage, as well as guidance and tip sheets both for the young advocate in transition and the adults who provide professional development support. 

Presenters: 
Lacy Kendrick Burk, MS, MBA, Executive Director, Youth MOVE National 

Johanna Bergan, Director of Member Services, Youth MOVE National
Title: Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The Next Transition
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
 
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
 
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

Upcoming Webinar: Guidelines for Training, Coaching and Supervision of Wraparound Facilitators

02-11-2014
 
Join us for a Webinar on February 11
 
 
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/393306912
 
During 2013, the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) engaged its expert advisors in creating guidelines that reflect the kinds of training, coaching and supervision that are a core implementation component of high quality wraparound. Presenters will review the guidelines, and then present an example of how the Institute for Innovation and Implementation supports states and local agencies/communities in developing structures and procedures that meet the guidelines. 

Presenters: 

Kimberly M. Estep, M.A., Content Expert Coach, The TA Network for Children’s Behavioral Health 
Director, Wraparound Implementation, The Institute for Innovation and Implementation 
University of Maryland School of Social Work 

Marlene Matarese, PhD, Deputy Director, The TA Network for Children's Behavioral Health 
Director, Training and Technical Assistance, The Institute for Innovation and Implementation 
University of Maryland School of Social Work 

Jarred Vermillion, Wraparound Program Specialist (Coach), Oak Grove Children's Center 

Janet Walker, PhD, Co-Director, National Wraparound Initiative 
Portland State University Lead, TA Network for Children's Behavioral Health
Title: Guidelines for Training, Coaching and Supervision of Wraparound Facilitators
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

 

Necessary Conditions Webinar: Assessing Community Support for Wraparound

12-05-2013
Even the most creative and highly individualized wraparound plans can fail if there is a lack of coordination and support for wraparound in the larger community context. To make wraparound work, community stakeholders--including service systems and agencies, as well as families, youth and others in the community--need to work together to develop and implement numerous formal and informal policies to address issues such as access to services/supports, financing and sustainability, and gathering data for accountability. This webinar describes what research has revealed about the types of community support that are necessary, and introduces the Community Supports for Wraparound Inventory, which has been by wraparound projects across the nation to assess local community support.
 
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
 
Time: 11am - 12pm PST, 2pm - 3pm EST
 

Pathways Webinar: Results from Pathways' State of the Science Conference

12-03-2013

This webinar outlines the Pathways model, which describes how providers can work productively and effectively with young people who experience serious mental health conditions. This model is based on research showing "what works," and uses a positive developmental approach, focusing on promoting wellbeing and flourishing. This webinar begins with an overview of the model, and continues on to discuss how providers can work with young people to "activate change" in their lives.

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Time: 10am - 11am Pacific / 1pm - 2pm Eastern

Register for this webinar here 

EASA State Conference

11-07-2013

Statewide conference for the Early Assessment and Support Alliance and partners; scheduled Nov 7-8, Hood River Inn, Hood River

EASA Open House

10-25-2013

The School of Social Work’s Regional Research Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Center for Excellence.  EASA, a program unique to Oregon, aims to provide strengths-focused, evidence-based support to teens and young adults experiencing the early signs of psychosis.  The goal is to prevent the long-term disability associated with schizophrenia and related conditions.  More information about EASA can be found at www.easacommunity.org.

The EASA Center for Excellence provides training, consultation, and implementation support for the EASA programs in Oregon, and for other agencies or organizations interested in using elements of the EASA program model. The Center for Excellence will also work with EASA programs and other partners to carry out research and build new knowledge about how best to promote positive outcomes for young people experiencing psychosis

 If you would like to learn more, please join us at the EASA Center for Excellence open house on October 25 from 3-5 PM at Portland State University’s Market Center Building, 1600 SW 4th Avenue, 9thfloor.

EASA Open House Flyer