• What Helps What Harms

    Improve Mental Health

    What Helps What Harms is Youth MOVE’s National Policy Initiative. WHWH captures the needs of youth in our chapter network and expresses the voice of youth across the country. What is helping youth succeed, and what is harmful in this work. Youth spoke up and youth voice now directs Youth MOVE policy work moving forward.

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  • Rock Star Awards

    And the award goes to..

    Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional Award - Dr. Joanne Malloy
    Organization RockStar Award - Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children
    Marlene Matarese Advocate for Youth RockStar Award- Bruce Brumfield
    Tricialouise Gurley-Millard Youth Advocate RockStar Award - Niketa Currie
    Youth MOVE Chapter RockStar Award - Youth MOVE Miami - Through the Arts

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  • Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth

    Spread the word!

    Join Youth MOVE National as we host our Youth Leadership Track! We will have amazing advocacy and empowerment workshops, Learning opportunities and activities!

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  • Explore Youth MOVE Chapters

    Youth Move Chapters

    Find a Youth MOVE Chapter in your area, check out the grassroots work of chapters and find out how to bring Youth MOVE to your community.

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Why Youth MOVE?

  • It’s a peer to peer relationship with young people sharing the same experiences, trauma, successes and challenges in life through the like minded work and activities carried out together in voice although apart in miles. Youth M.O.V.E. Houston
  • Youth M.O.V.E. Seminole is a part of Youth M.O.V.E. National because it provides an excellent support system of people and groups from around the country to gain assistance from, collaborate with, and grow with.
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Latest Social Updates

Find out how the Jed Foundation &Clinton Health Matters Initiative are Supporting Colleges Mental Health Programming http://t.co/ZfQ8Wclja5
#YouthMOVE is getting excited about the @NationalFFCMH conference Nov. 19 - 23 in Washington DC #familydriven #youthvoice #peertopeer
Join @mentalhealtham and @B4Stage4 campaign. Take a screening: http://t.co/0XMmXQJGzH Know your #mentalhealth needs
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
Whether new to the Youth MOVEment or a seasoned Youth MOVEr in search of ways to maximize program impact, we invite you to join us at our first ever face to face Youth MOVE Learning Lab™ on Thursday, November 20th at 1:30 - 4:30p in Washington, DC.
Have you been racking your brain trying to figure out how to implement youth peer to peer support, what other youth peer support resources exist or who else has a youth peer support model? Have you been attempting to balance operationalizing youth driven principles with difficult obstacles, such as…
Yay for coloring! And all of the other activities that support our #mentalhealth.
Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial...
Mark your calendars for Monday, October 27 from 2-3 p.m. EDT to watch the SAMHSA's latest KSOC-TV webisode on Trauma-Informed Approaches to Caring for Every Child's Mental Health. The webisode will explore the principles of a trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions designed to address the consequences of trauma among children, youth and families.
On Monday, October 27, KSOC-TV will explore ways that children and youth can overcome traumatic experiences with appropriate supports and interventions, as there is an increased focus on the impact of trauma and how services systems may help to resolve or exacerbate trauma-related issues. These syst…
It’s that time of year again! We are gearing up for the 25th Annual National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Conference. Do you have an awesome project that you’d like us to highlight? Let us know!
From the @NAMICommunicate Blog: “Why Do Y’all Have Tattoos?” http://t.co/z0e6DLKFo4
Trauma Informed Care tool is now LIVE including video interviews, issue briefs & resource lists http://t.co/BFOhP39GeG
Join Active Minds, Inc. in pledging to create safe spaces in your community. #mentalhealth: It's OK to talk about
The Active Minds Pledge for Mental Health Unity is a grassroots campaign to promote communities of solidarity and support for people with mental health concerns. Please sign on, spread the word, display your sticker, and help us create spaces for disclosing mental illness and bringing mental health…
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. M. Mead
Will we be seeing you at the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 25th Annual Conference this November? Held in Washington DC, this conference includes pre-conference days on Policy and Peer to Peer Services and a three day agenda "Building Circles of Wellness."
The National Federation's annual conference is the premier event for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. Bringing together these individuals, alongside chapters and state organization, system of care communities, mental health professionals, peer support specialists…
#ShowYourSelfie: A Visual Petition for Youth because there are too many of us to ignore. 1.8 billion worldwide http://t.co/3GrjLLujFg
Children and youth who have developmental disabilities and co-occurring emotional disorders can be among the most difficult to difficult and costly to serve. The TA Center developed a tool for administrators and clinicians working with children and youth with both developmental disorders and challenging behavior. We’re proud to announce our “Effective Strategies Checklist” is now LIVE!
A priority for federal, state, and local systems is increasing public awareness of how trauma impacts the lives of children and the importance of helping providers and families be more trauma-informed. The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health (TA Center), within the Geor…
It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week. Support @MentalHealthAmerica and get screened for mental health conditions http://t.co/Ko3qxG4VYx.
Did you know that $1,200 could cover your health care costs for more than a year? Did you also know that Young Invincibles are giving away $1,200 to one lucky winner of the Healthy Young America Mobile App Sweepstakes? In one week, the winner is chosen, but it’s not too late – you still have time to enter! Just download the Healthy Young America app for iPhone or Android, and you could win!
The go-to site to learn about and download all of Young Invincibles' apps.
A NEW way to support the work of #YouthMOVE! Select us as your organization on @amazonsmile and .05% of your shop gets donated to us #easy
Share how you are working to prevent bullying by using #StopBullying365
RT @YouthMoveMass: How do you stay in the present? What tips and tricks do you use to unwind or calm down? Share the… http://t.co/CDSsKOwe01
RT @YouthMoveUtah: Here's our first picture of the Text, Talk, Act initiative with NAMI staff members :) Anyone can… http://t.co/eX5f7pGMLr
RT @Campus_Leaders: You could win $1,200 for #healthcare! Download the #HYAapp now: http://t.co/iEDZvx1vXt #getcovered @YoungInvincible ht…
RT @CDCSTD: #Girls: Always have #condoms in your dorm room or apartment! It's your choice, insist on them. http://t.co/DCibOgnUzQ http://t.…
RT @Active_Minds: RT @YouthMOVE Take the Unity Pledge with @Active_Minds and end the silence around #mentalhealth http://t.co/WFfPEwpw2f
Support Youth MOVE National by shopping at AmazonSmile! Support us every time you shop.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Youth M O V E National. Support us every time you shop.
Take the Unity Pledge with @ActiveMinds and end the silence around mental health http://t.co/EY5Jjp8Vmt
#TextTalkAct is today! Start the discussion by texting START to 89800 @MentalHealthCCS #mentalhealth matters and it's OK to talk about it
Today's the day! #TextTalkAct is here. Join from anywhere by texting START to 89800 to begin.
What will you do when your friend needs help? Will you know what to say and how to respond?
"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right...." — Henry Ford
Proposals now being accepted through October 24th for The Tampa Conference. Will you be there?
Proposals now being accepted for this annual conference. Known widely as “The Tampa Conference,” this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates is sponsored by the Department of C
Is your organization trauma-informed? A new online resource tool from JBS and The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown University will help.
JBS International’s Disability Services Center and Georgetown University’s National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health are developing an educational tool to help build state-by-state and provider capacity to serve children and youth who have experienced trauma. The resource too…
It's never too early to think about Children's Mental Health Awareness Day! What should our be theme for next year? What do you think Youth MOVE NH Youth M.O.V.E Idaho Youth Move Utah Youth M.O.V.E. Maryland: Eastern Shore Bravehearts MOVE New York?
***HAPPENING NOW*** We invite all of our young adult leaders to a call tonight to discuss #youthvoice and #leadership skills needed to become a Youth Advocate. Spread the word - you're invited! OR answer below: What skills do you need to be an effective #youthadvocate Call In Information: 760-569-7171 Access Code: 470304# Monday, September 29 8:00 pm EST (7:00 pm CST, 6:00 pm MST, 5:00 pm PST)
Join us in thanking Lacy for her hard work and dedication to the Youth MOVEment by leaving a farewell note on our fb page or tweeting us @youthmove. We wish her much success on her journey!
Research indicates that the most effective bullying prevention efforts build a culture of caring and respect throughout the school community, rather than focusing attention only on children who bully and those who are bullied. We ALL have a role in preventing bullying. What are you doing?
Mary Pat King is the Director of Programs and Partnerships at the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA). In this role, Mary Pat has helped develop new strategies for engaging parents and students as leaders in efforts to improve school climate, and as a result, prevent bullying in communities na…
Spending 15 minutes a day listening and talking with your child can help prevent bullying. SAMHSA’s new app, KnowBullying, has resources to help you start the conversation. Download today!
SAMHSA's Bullying Prevention App is a mobile app that has simple conversation starters to begin a dialogue with your child. Research shows that spending at least 15 minutes a day speaking with your child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and provide reassurance that they can come to…
#TextTalkAct is quickly approaching! Are you ready to text on October 6th? #youthvoice #mentalhealthmatters Help spread the word!
With change comes great opportunity. Lacy Kendrick Burk shares the many successes of Youth MOVE National over the past two years and her optimistic outlook for what is yet to come. We share with you Lacy's letter of resignation here. We'll travel on with new leadership and a great thankfulness for Lacy's #leadership.
Transition of Youth MOVE Executive Director Greetings, Youth MOVE Nation! In a time of transition, I am able to look back on all that has accomplished, as well as forward to all that will come. I have so very much enjoyed the opportunity to work with the amazing group of phenomenal young leaders…
#Askforhelp because we know help is out there! #youthvoice
Johanna Shares: Mental Health Services
Jonathan: Youth MOVE North Carolina
Malika: Youth MOVE North Carolina
Jeremy Shares: Mental Health Services
Lacy Shares: Mental Health Services
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