Youth Engagement

  • Transition Age Youth: Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZmoeq7ti6U&feature=youtu.be
    Johanna Bergan and Brie Masselli
    Youth MOVE National, shares how to partner with transition-age youth and share best practices to build and sustain youth-driven programs. Explore how to address the complex needs of transition-age youth (TAY) and their families, using recovery-oriented practices to engage, support, and help build resiliency. Young people transitioning out of state custody or foster care often face increased behavioral health challenges and risks. They need access to services and supports they may no longer receive or know how to find. This webinar series is featured in the March 2017 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 1.1 MB)(link is external).
    Hosted by SAMHSA’s Recovery to Practice, Advocates for Human Potential Webinar recorded May 2017.
  • Transitions Learning Community  | Webinar #1 |
    https://youtu.be/sfPMECG-lAA
    Webinar recorded January 2017

  • Transitions Learning Community | Webinar #2 | Promoting Engagement
    https://youtu.be/gXpeyjxaETM
    Johanna Bergan, Brie Masselli, Gwen White, Shannon Robshaw Webinar recorded March 2017

  • Transitions Learning Community | Webinar #3 | Engagement Through Technology
    https://youtu.be/KDhoOQizfX4
    Johanna Bergan, Gwen White, Thomas Houston Webinar recorded May 2017

  • Transitions Learning Community | Webinar #4  | Systems Collaboration
    https://youtu.be/cRO4xYFWM9E
    Johanna Bergan, Gwen White, Alice Preble, Lauren Grimes Webinar recorded July 2017

  • Transitions Learning Community  | Webinar #5 | Collaboration with Non-Mental Health Adult Systems
    https://youtu.be/tkEra3d4yOs
    Johanna Bergan, Gwen White, and Maryann Davis Webinar recorded September 2017

  • Three-part series on Youth Engagement, hosted by BRSS TACS 

    1: Cultivating the Next Generation http://center4si.adobeconnect.com/ptrku8rmhlt1/
    Johanna Bergan, Lacy Kendrick Burk Dicharry, Justin Luke Riley, and Stephanie Sikes
    This session will explore the concept of “Generation Next” and engage participants in a process of assessing their own development as mentors of emerging leaders. Presenters will also introduce a framework for considering how organizational practices can promote or challenge ongoing leadership development.

2: Succession Planning
http://center4si.adobeconnect.com/p2x6r8f4n0oy/
Hugh Guill, Jessica Grimm, Lacy Kendrick Burk Dicharry, and Johanna Bergan
This session will outline a variety of organizational practices that support proactive succession planning and ongoing leadership development. Presenters will share real-world examples and lead participants in a discussion of the unique succession planning challenges and opportunities facing YYA organizations and programs.

3: Mentoring New Leaders
http://center4si.adobeconnect.com/pkma2oaybw5o/
Joshua Calarino, Johanna Bergan, Matt Canuteson, and Juan Velez Court
This session will explore the skills, attitudes, and behaviors of great mentors. Presenters will describe their own approaches to mentoring emerging leaders, and offer user-friendly resources to support participants in developing their own mentoring competence

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Youth Engagement
    Webinar Playback
    Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
    Lacy Kendrick Burk
    This is a webinar about the history, the importance, and the future of the youth movement in the System of Care (SOC). Youth, and Youth In Transition, who were once asked to be seen and not heard, have found their voice! The webinar will start with a historical perspective on the overall youth movement, highlighting key influencing organizations, including Youth ‘N Action!, one of the first System Of Care youth leadership organizations from Washington State. The webinar will then discuss the importance and impact that youth voice has, and will end with an overview current youth organizations and projects that are leading the way for youth voice and choice of the future! Please join the presenters and other special guests who are leaders in the youth movement for a brief historical overview and a bright look into the future of youth leadership organizations in the System of Care. During this webinar you will learn the history of the youth movement, what the future looks like for youth engagement and youth leadership, as well as how to create your own youth organization. Webinar recorded November 2012

 

Youth Leadership

Leadership is a Journey: A Series for Youth Self-Advocates

National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) in collaboration with the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Kids As Self-Advocates, and Youth MOVE National, is pleased to offer a webinar series that supports the identification of leadership as a journey and support understanding and learning in key leadership development areas.

  • Webinar 1 & 2: Knowing Yourself as a Leader: These first sessions explore how personal reflection and self-assessment helps each of us increase our understanding of our personal leadership style. We provide examples of reflection and assessment activities and include personal experiences from advocates for youth.
  • Leadership is a Journey webinar, Knowing Yourself as a Leader Part 1
    Webinar Recording
    Webinar Slides
    Johanna Bergan, Madeline Zielinski

  • Leadership is a Journey webinar, Knowing Yourself as a Leader Part 2
    Webinar Recording
    Webinar Slides
    Johanna Bergan, Madeline Zielinski

  • Webinar 3 & 4: What is my Culture?  What are my Values?: Each of us has a personal leadership style and leadership journey. This is shaped by personal values and culture. The next sessions in the leadership journey series focus on defining culture and values and how each connects to leadership. As we reflect on our own culture and leadership, we discuss how to engage in reaching health equity and building inclusive communities. Join us in this session for learning, reflection activities, and discussion.
  • Leadership is a Journey webinar, What is my culture, What are my values?
    Webinar Recording
    Johanna Bergan, Damie Jackson-Diop

  • The Role of Youth Leadership in Health Equity
    Webinar Recording
    Webinar Slides
    Johanna Bergan, Damie Jackson-Diop

  • Webinar 5: Cultural Perspectives on Self-Care in Leadership: How do you create an environment that is supportive of each person’s values and cultural perspectives on self-care? The purpose of this session is to explore person-driven approaches to self-care. We also share concrete and inclusive practices that emerging young leaders can adopt that embrace diverse perspectives and collective approaches to community and self-care.
  • Cultural Perspectives on Self-Care in Leadership & The Role of Leadership and Achieving Health Equity
    Webinar Slides
    Webinar Recording
    Johanna Bergan, Damie Jackson Diop

  • Cultivating the Leadership Skills in Young People in Recovery

    https://center4si.adobeconnect.com/_a966410469/p1xivne15ms/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal&proto=true

    Presenters: Johanna Bergan and Justin Luke Riley

    Young adult recovery movement leaders have become powerful agents of change in the behavioral healthcare field. In many organizations and communities, they have achieved extraordinary levels of professional responsibility and authority. To continue their growth and aspirations, these young leaders need access to professional development supports that can equip them to interact, share ideas, and cultivate their professional acumen (The Bridgespan Group, 2010). This webinar offers user-friendly leadership development tools and an opportunity to engage in robust discussion in a safe and supportive environment among peers. Young adult leaders in the recovery movement will describe concepts, principles, and key skills to pursue in leadership development.

Youth Peer Support

  • Building the Foundation for a Youth MOVEment of Peer Support Webinar Series.
    Johanna Bergan, Brie Masselli
    Webinar series recorded December 2014 – February 2015

The three part foundational webinar series recorded earlier this year is just the beginning of the important conversations to be had around youth peer support.  Ongoing interest in this series has prompted the addition of Open Discussion calls where the conversation can continue.

Join Brie Masselli and Johanna Bergan of Youth MOVE National in an open discussion around youth peer support. Come with your questions related to program development processes, implementation questions regarding hiring, training and supervision and more. We look forward to a candid conversation among participants.

We encourage you to check out the recordings of the webinars if you did not have the opportunity to participate in the series.

 

  • Part 1: Understanding the Continuum of Informal and Formal Youth & Young Adult Peer Support -December 4, 2014 https://georgetownuniversity.adobeconnect.com/_a939479530/p85jyekvqqc/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

    WEBINAR PLAYBACK

    Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

    Youth Peer-to-Peer Support: A Review of the Literature

    Young adult peer support is value added to the community based service array for youth and young adult struggling with mental health challenges. Peer support can be provided in a variety of ways along the continuum of informal social group settings to individual one-to-one service model. This webinar showcases efforts in the field that have effectively met the needs of youth and young adults. Youth MOVE National, utilizing literature from the field and application along the continuum, offers a framework for communities to follow when developing community based peer to peer opportunities.

    Part 2: Supporting Youth and Young Adult Peer Support in Your Organization – January 8, 2015

    http://georgetownuniversity.adobeconnect.com/p76te88vxd6/

    Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

    Adapted Continuum of Helping Relationships

    Youth Peer-to-Peer Support: A Review of the Literature

    A continuation of the youth peer support conversation led by Youth MOVE National, this webinar will focus on the findings of an Environmental Scan, conducted across the country in states providing varieties of youth peer support, along the continuum of helping relationships.  Recognizing the pivotal role organizations play in the success of implementing youth peer support services, this webinar will lay the necessary groundwork for organizational readiness, peer workgroup creation and next steps needed. The focus will lie at the organizational level and include the vital role of a diverse workgroup in implementing successful services.

    Part 3: Defining the Developmental Needs of Youth and Young Adult Peer Support – February 5, 2015 http://georgetownuniversity.adobeconnect.com/p2o450xzb9a/

    Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

    Adapted Continuum of Helping Relationships

    Stages of development Handout

    The third webinar in our young adult/peer support series will focus on the unique characteristics needed to develop and implement youth peer support services. Youth peer support is a unique addition to the child serving systems and requires adaptations to existing peer models to meet the developmental needs of youth and young adults.

    Youth peer support services, effectively implemented, can be value added to the traditional array of clinical services available to young adults. Youth peer support, specifically designed to meet the needs of this population, may be the missing link to connect young adults who are disengaged from services to reconnect. The peer relationship can be considered the entry point to accessing services.

    This webinar will explore important areas for organizations developing youth peer services to consider in planning, implementation and quality improvement processes. In designing peer services for youth in transition, there is an opportunity to reflect and respond to the generational differences, culture, worldview and wellness definitions of young adults seeking mental health services.

  • Youth Peer Support: Becoming a Medicaid Provider

    https://theinstitute.adobeconnect.com/p1k1yyncnk6/

    Brie Masselli, Johanna Bergan, Dayana Simons (Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc)
    Webinar recorded August 2017

    Peer support is an essential part of mental health recovery and many communities are looking for ways to sustain their peer to peer efforts. This webinar will provide pivotal “how to’s” for youth organizations who are moving from utilizing grant funds to support peer services to maximizing the possibilities of becoming a Medicaid provider. Participants will hear from Youth MOVE National, and chapter communities who have been successful in sustaining peer to peer programming.

  • Peer Support Construction Zone: Building Structure from a Foundation of Lived Experience

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbjpHLgoTTM

    Brie Masselli, Allegheny County Youth Support Partner (including Marieke Johnson)
    Webinar recorded April 2016

  • Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health | Training the Future Child Healthcare Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families | Session 1: Youth Peer Support

    https://vimeo.com/195854242

    Johanna Bergan
    Video recorded November 2016

    The Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health held a workshop in November 2016 on Training the Future Child Healthcare Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families.  A set of panel presentations and interactive discussions looked at the need for workforce development for the range of health professions working with children, youth, and families, including pediatric medicine, nursing, psychology and behavioral health, child psychiatry, public health, social work, and parent and peer coaches. Panelists and workshop participants addressed levers for leading change and innovation in training.

    Videos, slide presentations, and posters from the workshop, along with the NAM Discussion paper, are now available at www.nas.edu/healthcareworkforce.

    For more information about the Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health, visit www.nas.edu/ccab.

Understanding Trauma

  • Why Does This Still Upset Me? A Youth Guide to Understanding Trauma

    http://georgetownuniversity.adobeconnect.com/p7tv29yszeh/?OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=a2a04734e6bedb270e23b7cde393ad2ce9c4f7d6c7c735a8989ba0ea01dd9dc1

    Sherry Peters, Brie Masselli
    Webinar recorded February 2016

    Many of us have had experiences in our lives that have had such an impact on us we always remember them. What happens if, when we remember them, it’s not always good? Can that change? Young adults often don’t understand the lasting impact of adverse experiences in childhood such as abuse, neglect, abandonment and how these experiences stay with them into adulthood. These experiences shape who we are; they do not always have to be seen as negative. Youth can understand them, make meaning from them and use the learning to grow. This webinar will provide tips, strategies and tools to make sense of our childhood experiences and how to use them as growth opportunities. The webinar will also highlight Youth MOVE National’s recent publication “A Youth Guide to Understanding Trauma“.

  • Healing from Trauma-Young Adult and Family Perspectives and Recommendations

    Brie Masselli
    Webinar recorded December 2014

    WEBINAR PLAYBACK

    Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

    Adverse Childhood Trauma Impact

    Resilience Questionnaire

    Additional Resources

    Trauma affects youth, young adults and families in dramatic ways. It changes their lives forever and shapes their worldview. This webinar explores the attitudes, services and supports that are helpful, along with what is needed to improve responses to trauma. The importance of connection to others with lived experience will be highlighted to aid in making sense of experiences and reactions and exploring what strategies can help in the healing process.

Adult Allies

  • “Adult Ally” What Does it Mean to Parents?

    http://georgetownuniversity.adobeconnect.com/p91tbp64tac/

    Johanna Bergan, Lisa Lambert, Jayme Severn, Teresa King
    Webinar recorded June 2015

    Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

    Additional Resources

    As a parent when you hear the term “Adult Ally” in the context of role in the life of your young adult how do you feel? As parents raising our youth who are transitioning to adulthood how are we handling the change in roles? Lisa Lambert the Executive Director of PPAL posted on her blog January 4, 2015, The imminent demise of parent voice, sort of… “Parents are unique in their son’s or daughter’s life. Their relationship has many layers and textures and nuances that no one else can come close to.” Join the TA Center in a public conversation where family and youth leaders openly discuss how they distinguish the role of their parents from other supportive adults in their lives.

Direct Connect

  • March 2016

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #1 | Introduction to Direct Connect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkmikUIvsgk

Hannah Raiche, Johanna Bergan

Calling all youth leaders!!! Are you leading youth engagement efforts in a Systems of Care community or a Youth MOVE Chapter? Are you a youth or young adult who wants to develop professional skills while also connecting with peers who are using their lived experiences to make systems change? Look no further! The Direct Connect National Learning Community for Young Leaders is a virtual forum for youth and young adults to: • develop professional skill sets via virtual training opportunities • connect as a community to share and gather new resources • unite with other youth advocates and professional peers from across the country Don’t miss your opportunity to register for the first convening of Youth MOVE National’s highly interactive learning community! Joining this online and phone kick-off event will ensure that YOU have a say in determining the future learning topics addressed during the following bi-monthly meetings. We look forward to connecting with you and supporting you in developing skills and relationships that will help you in your work to transform the behavioral health system and expand Systems of Care!

  • April 2016

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #2 | Introduction to Cultural Competency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt5KtIjoAD0

Hannah Raiche, Johanna Bergan, Catalina Booth

  • June 2016

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #3 | Collective vision, logic models, strategic planning, evaluation and CQI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaDAOPodlo

Hannah Raiche, Brie Masselli

  • August 2016

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #4 | Trauma-informed practices in peer support

Hannah Raiche, Marieke Johnson

  • October 2016

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #5 | Communication and Branding

https://theinstitute.adobeconnect.com/p4yphqxkeac/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Hannah Raiche, Michael Collado

  • December 2016

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #6 | Sustainability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHguUNv7qtQ&list=PLWv-X8-WjcQUgLnzV9Bp8GU-GXwO8ulTi&index=1

Hannah Raiche, Raphaelle Richardson

This month’s Direct Connect host is long time youth advocate, Raphaelle Richardson! We look forward to connecting with you and supporting you in developing a sustainability plan that can help you in your work within a youth driven organization.

  • February 2017

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #7 | Working With “Hard to Reach” Populations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-GqbJPs8ug&index=14&list=PLWv-X8-WjcQUgLnzV9Bp8GU-GXwO8ulTi

Hannah Raiche, Raphaelle Richardson

The focus of this month’s LC was youth and young adults working with “hard to reach” populations with a presentation from the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Team at the TA Network followed by discussion.

  • April 2017

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #8 | The Kind of Leadership We Need: Embracing Our Diversity as Leaders in Systems Transformation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-GqbJPs8ug&index=14&list=PLWv-X8-WjcQUgLnzV9Bp8GU-GXwO8ulTi

Marieke Johnson, Chacku Mathai

April’s National Learning Community for Young Leaders explored leadership development. Through the use of story, reflection and exploration of key issues like health equity and intersectionality participants developed tools to enhance their leadership skills. The Direct Connect National Learning Community for Youth Leaders is a community of youth or young adults who want to develop professional skills while also connecting with peers who are using their lived experiences to make systems change.

  • June 2017

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #9| Faith-based Partnerships

https://youtu.be/tFtDe1b1QWo

David McClung, Johanna Bergan, Marieke Johnson

Facilitated by David McClung of ACCEPT TX, learn more about partnering with faith-based communities and connect with young leaders across the country.

  • August 2017

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #10 | Start with the end in mind: strategic service line and program development

https://youtu.be/2Ptg8Jg7PoM

Dan Aune, Johanna Bergan, Madeline Zielinski

This webinar presented by Dan Aune focused on the keys to successful youth organization development, including logic modeling, strategic planning, and capacity building.

  • December 2017

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #11 | Making Data Work For You – Becoming a Data-Informed Youth Program

https://youtu.be/T8BwD255h8Y

Brie Masselli, Kristin Thorp, Madeline Zielinski

  • January 2018

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #12 | Considerations in Conducting Evaluations with LGBTQ Youth

Recording

Peter Gamache, Lydia Proulx, Madeline Zielinski

  • March 2018

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #13 | Making Data Work for You

Recording

Brie Masselli, Madeline Zielinski

  • April 2018

Direct Connect: Learning Community | Convening #14 | Building Youth Capacity

Recording

Madeline Zielinski, Brie Masselli

Youth Advocacy

  • Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The NEXT Transition

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxdV2E5m6uk&list=PLUP5BYadfv06lT7cIyk9jvT-VPN-Va5-V&index=12

    Lacy Kendrick Burk, Johanna Bergan
    Recorded by Pathways RTC, Portland State University

    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 identified stages of development in this process and 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.

Other

  • ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ and How You Will Know When You Get There

    https://theinstitute.adobeconnect.com/p4v5hvxctht/

    Raphaelle Richardson, Brie Masselli

     YMN will share their process of utilizing a theory of change as a helpful roadmap to guide youth programming, evaluation efforts and advocacy activities.
    Webinar recorded November 2014

  • Operationalizing Youth Driven

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORAswXxMO5s&t=3s

    Raphaelle Richardson

    The youth voice movement has evolved throughout System of Care communities over the past ten years. This webinar focuses on sharing the lessons learned over this time with a focus on practical strategies to move a community from youth guided to youth driven. We value youth as experts, respect their voice, and invite them to meetings, what’s next? Youth MOVE National presents on approaches that support youth, in all roles, from advisors to drivers. Each of us has a role in making sure our community is youth driven. Your community can engage and support youth advocates in ways that create supported and safe space for youth advocates to set the agenda for change and follow through to ensure change is created.Develop understanding of the tiers of young adults within community and how this affects programmatic decisions Explain relationship between youth involved, guided and driven and the integration needed to successfully meet the needs of youth in a community. Approaches to engage at each level explored and explained in the context of System of Care communities
    Webinar recorded January 2015

  • Sustainability within System of Care

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLv7h4yJAsA&t=3s

    Raphaelle Richardson

    Participants will learn sustainability tips and approaches to real life scenarios. The webinar will overview the non-profit life cycle. Participants will identify personal areas for growth and development.
    Webinar recorded April 2015

Program to Achieve Wellness Enhancing Personal Capacity for Wellness Series

  • Enhancing Personal Capacity for Wellness Wellness in Peer Support (Part Two)
    https://youtu.be/bF-7T0WdHW4
    Johanna Bergan, Dr. Peggy Swarbrick
    Hosted by SAMHSA’s Program to Achieve Wellness on July 31, 2017, this webinar is the second in a four-part series on enhancing personal capacity for wellness.  The speakers – Johanna Bergan, Youth MOVE National, and Dr. Peggy Swarbrick, PAW Senior Consultant – explore techniques for increasing self-awareness, self-care, and sustaining empathy and connection in peer support roles. The presenters provide insight and evidence on how to utilize the eight dimensions of wellness to increase self-care for peer support providers.

  • Enhancing Personal Capacity for Wellness Building an Organizational Culture of Wellness (Part Three)
    https://youtu.be/d478UFM3AKM
    Johanna Bergan, Cathy Cave
    Hosted by SAMHSA’s Program to Achieve Wellness on August 7, 2017, this webinar is the third in a four-part series on enhancing personal capacity for wellness.  The speakers – Johanna Bergan, Youth MOVE National and Cathy Cave, PAW Co-Director – talk with the audience about evidence-based or promising practices, including wellness models and methods for incorporating organizational wellness strategies to create a holistic work environment.

  • Enhancing Personal Capacity for Wellness Incorporating Reflective Practices (Part Four)
    https://youtu.be/ZQKXpXdPub0
    Cathy Cave, Dr. Peggy Swarbrick
    Hosted by SAMHSA’s Program to Achieve Wellness on August 14, 2017, this webinar is the final session in a four-part series on enhancing personal capacity for wellness.  The speakers – Cathy Cave, PAW Co-Director and Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Swarbrick, PAW Senior Consultant – provide tips for incorporating reflective and co-reflective approaches in peer support. These reflective practices change one’s feelings of isolation to a sentiment of renewed hope.