RESOURCES

This section host our Youth Resources. These youth resources cover a wide range such as self-advocacy, youth groups, workforce development, and much more. Anyone is free to use them. 

Self-Advocacy

This a document  is checklist for self-advocacy.

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Young Adult Leadership Curriculum

This is a curriculum that focuses on leadership, communication/leading a meeting, advocacy, public policy, and sharing your story.

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State of Utah Youth Council Policies and Procedures

This document outlines the policies and procedures of Utah Youth Council. 

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State of Utah Youth Advisory Board By-Laws

This document contains the by-laws for the Utah Youth Advisory Board.

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Youth Advisory Board Membership Application

Here is an example of an advisory board application for a youth organization. 

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Forms

PA SOC Partnership Stipend Form

An example of a stipend forms that you may use.

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PA SOC Partnership Photo Release Form

An example of a photo release form that you may use.

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Youth M.O.V.E. PA Brochures

Youth Friendly YMPA Brochure

System Partner Brochure 

Employment

This document describes how to disclose to an employer that you have a mental health disability.

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Tips for Your Meeting

Tips and tricks to use for a meeting. 

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Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth

This guide is intended for young people who have chosen to utilize their lived experience as a mechanism to advocate for positive change.

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Youth Voice In Policy

In this guide, you will learn the basic skills needed to advocate for  issues you feel are important. This guide was made specifically for youth who have received mental health services and who have experienced multiple child-serving systems. 

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What Helps What Harms

What Helps What Harms is Youth M.O.V.E. National's policy initiative. Here, all youth are able to share what helps in achieving success and what is harmful in their lives. 

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Youth Peer Support

Peer-to-peer support has been an essential component for successful recovery in the adult mental health and substance abuse systems. The same support is also an important need for youth in transition. Peer-to-peer support for youth must be developmentally appropriate and specific to the unique needs of youth in transition. 

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Youth M.O.V.E. National Webinar Recordings

Available Webinars include: Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth: The NEXT Transition, Making It Work: Understanding Why Young Adult Peer to Peer Support is Unique, and National Perspectives and Federal Resources: Trauma Informed Care in Child Serving Systems.

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National TA Center Webinar Series

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health conducts monthly webinars through our National TA Webinar Series which include: Why Does This Still Upset Me? A Youth Guide to Understanding Trauma, Building the Foundation for a Youth MOVEment of Peer Support, Community of Practice for Young Adults Utilizing Lived Experience Professionally.

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Stipends for Youth and Young Adults

Learn more about some #Things2Consider before determining how to best compensate youth and young adults for their time and expertise by checking out this new resource created by Youth M.O.V.E. National.

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Reflect and Improve

This tool kit was produced as a result of a four-year joint initiative of the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development and the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University. The goal of the initiative, known as the Planning and Evaluation Resource Center (PERC), is to advance the field of positive youth development by strengthening the program planning and evaluation cycle of youth-serving agencies.

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A Webinar Youth's guide to Understanding Trauma

A webinar that is designed to help understand youth trauma.

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A Hand Out to Understanding Youth Trauma

A handout designed to help understand youth trauma.

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Spanish LGBTQI Guide

This resource provides information for service providers , educators , partners and community members seeking to support the health of children and youth who identify as lesbian , gay, bisexual , transgender , exploring, intersex, and/or two spirits ( LGBTQI2 - S ) and their families. This guide will help to promote the full and affirmative inclusion of diverse LGBTQI2 - S youth and their families in all aspects of care systems.

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Strategic Sharing 

Learn how to create and share personal stories in a safe and supportive environment  through our interactive workshop —Strategic Sharing. For more information about  scheduling a workshop, please contact asktau@casey.org.

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Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Youth Adults

The resulting report, offers federal, sates, and lcoal policy makers and program leaders, as well as employers, nonprofit organizations, and other community partners guidance in developing and enhancing polices and program to improve young adult's health, safety and well-being. 

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Pennsylvania Child and Adolescent Service System Program Newsletter

Volume 24, Number 2

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Restorative Justice and Practices 

A guide on understanding the Basic Tenets of Restorative Justice are around: Harm and Relationships.

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Investing to Improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults 

This document begins by exploring the important role and responsibility of each youth-serving system in supporting well-being for youth and young adults. Next, it presents a new framework for well-being for young people, highlighting the various domains of well-being and the role of families, communities, and public systems in supporting well-being. Finally, this document includes a series of concrete and actionable recommendations for youth system leaders, policymakers, and public and private funders for improving policy and practice to support the well-being of youth who are transitioning to adulthood.

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Guide to Establishing Committees

The development of committees will allow your youth group to strengthen the internal and  external aspects of the chapter. While your chapter may choose to establish committees that vary from  the ones identified in this guide, these committee suggestions will help you get started.   

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Youth M.O.V.E. PA Statement of Purpose

A guide explaining what Youth M.O.V.E.is all about 

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

Peer-to-peer support has been an essential component for successful recovery in the adult mental health and substance abuse systems. The same support is urgently needed for youth in transition. However, peer-to-peer support for youth must be developmentally appropriate and specific to the unique needs of youth in transition. This literature review will look at peer support history, programs, outcome studies, and resources with an emphasis on youth.

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Defining Peer Support

Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Peer support is not based on psychiatric models and diagnostic criteria

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Medicaid Financing for Family and Youth Peer Support:  A Scan of State Programs

This resource was developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) through its role as the coordinating entity for a five-year, three state Quality Demonstration Grant project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization (CHIPRA) Act of 2009. The multi-state grant is supporting lead-state Maryland, and partner states Georgia and Wyoming, in implementing or expanding a CME approach to improve clinical and functional outcomes, reduce costs, increase access to home- and community-based services, and increase resiliency for high utilizing Medicaid- and CHIP-enrolled children and youth with serious behavioral health challenges.

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Building the Foundation for Youth MOVEment of Peer Support

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. 

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Peer 2 Peer  Part 1

A presentation that looks at programs that are under 18, over 18 and cross systems. It discuses the movement of Youth Peer Support, while looking at some examples of peer too peer support in Education, Physical Health, Juvenile Justice, Foster Care, Mental Health and Homeless & Runaway Programs. 

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Peer 2 Peer  Part 2

This powerpoint looks at Peer support from a trauma, development, and recovery.

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Peer 2 Peer  Part 3

Looks at the modules of Peer to Peer support and the findings from the scan.

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Provider Handbook for Psychiatric and Partial Hospitalization Services

A document that reviews mobile Mental Health Treatment and Peer Support Services.

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Peer Support Best and Promising Practices

A webinar that looks at backgrounds, findings and recommendations of Peer Support Best and Promising Practices.

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Stages of Healthy Adolescent Development

A document that shows the stages of adolescent development.

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Now is the Time Technical Assistance Center

A document that explains what the NITT is about and the projects, like Project Aware and Health Transitions, they provide technical assistance for.

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Peer Support Intervention Through Mobile Application

A Literature Review and Future Directions of mobile peer support.

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Intergovernmental Agreement

Is a intergovernmental agreement between Pennsylvania and Department of Public Welfare (Now the Department of Human Services) and University of Pittsburgh in administration programs in relation to children's behavioral health issues throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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“Adult Ally” Webinar 

A webinar that looks at the role Parents and adults can play as allies to youth.

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