Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Transition Age Youth (TAY) Webinar Series

This webinar series will provide an overview of essential transition age youth (TAY) services. Emerging adulthood is a critical life stage, and TAY with psychiatric disabilities can have significant struggles transitioning to their adult life. This series helps providers develop the capacity to deliver a level of culturally-sensitive support and structure matched to differing levels of need and ability to be self-directed. The transition from childhood to adulthood is influenced by individual differences in maturation and culture, availability of social supports, and impacted by challenges such as trauma, illness, and poverty. Topics relating to TAY services covered in the TAY Webinar series include education, employment/job training, housing, social/family, living skills, medical issues, legal aspects, substance abuse treatment, income/benefits and survival needs (food, shelter, safety).
 

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Leadership Overview:  Key Elements of TAY Systems of Care​

Providing Trauma Informed Care for Youth and Young Adults

Engaging (while not Enraging) Youth and Young Adults

 

Leadership Overview:  Key Elements of TAY Systems of Care

*Recorded:  October 4, 2016
Time:   2:00pm ET
Faculty:  Wayne Munchel, LCSW
Who should Attend:  Organizational Leadership, CEO's, COO's, Program Directors, Program Managers, Executive Directors

Description

TAY System of Care leadership, agency and program heads, government planners, funders and youth advocates are encouraged to attend the first webinar in the series. Key components and competencies of effective TAY services will be described to enable leaders to better evaluate their own community’s strengths, as well as identify areas in need of further training and development. We will discuss survey results from a community/agency self-assessment.

Learning Objectives

1.  Acquire a guiding framework that can identify potential training and development needs.
2.  Assess your agencies/community's capacity to deliver key TAY services and supports.
3.  Acquaint yourself with several TAY Best Practices
4.  Absorb approaches that are developmentally informed and Stage-of-Change specific to meet TAY where they are.
5.  Assimilate current research findings and emrging trends pertaining to youth and young adults.

Registration

*Individuals purchasing a 60 or 90 minute webinars will automatically receive a certificate of completion following the webinar.  Groups participating will be required to submit a roster of attendees and will be invoiced at a rate of $15.00 per person for continuing education contact hours. Certificates will not be issued until fee has been paid.

$35.00 Members
$55.00 Non-Members

 

Providing Trauma Informed Care for Youth and Young Adults

*Recorded:  October 25, 2016
Time:  2:00pm ET
Faculty:  Wayne Munchel, LCSW
Who Should Attend:  Organizational Leadership, Direct Service Providers working with Transition-Age-Youth

Description

This training addresses the growing recognition of the pervasive and profound impact of trauma in young people’s lives. A “Trauma Skills Inventory” is used as a framework for reinforcing existing competencies, and focusing attention on the need for further skill development. Drawing upon the seminal ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Events) research, key distinctions are made between conceptualizations of PTSD and Developmental Trauma adaptations (van der Kolk.) A “common elements” approach, interventions that are identified in several trauma-specific EBP’s, such as education, emotional regulation, cognitive restructuring and mindfulness are explained and practice guidelines provided.  

Learning Objectives

1.  Learn about trauma and toxic stressors, the most prevalent factor underlying most youth and young adults' mental health conditions.
2.  Explore emerging evidence from Adverse Childhood Events (ACE's) literature continues to reveal how profoundly these kinds of "developmental traumas" undermine successful transitions to adult roles, such as education, emoployment and positive relationships when left unacknowledged and untreated.
3.  Find out about a "trauma-informed inventory" that enables providers, supervisors and TAY agencies to guide staff development and continuing education.
4.  Get practical, accessible tools ("common elements" dirived from several trauma specific EBP's, such as TF-CBT, Seeking Safety, WRAP and TST).
5.  Learn strategies for how TAY providers can also become “resiliency developers” that are essential for sustaining recovery from traumatic backgrounds.

Registration

$55.00 Members
$85.00 Non-Members

 

Engaging (while not Enraging) Youth and Young Adults

*Recorded:  November 15, 2016
Time:  2:00pm ET
Faculty:  Wayne Munchel, LCSW
Who Should Attend:  Organizational Leadership, Direct Service Providers working with Transition-Age-Youth

Description

Examine several best practices focused on effectively engaging, retaining and graduating youth and young adults in recovery-oriented TAY programs. We will review guidelines for developing and delivering TAY services that are developmentally-informed, stage-of-change specific and culturally-attuned. The presentation will discuss several engagement strategies such as utilizing youth mentors/Peer Supporters, social media and Apps, expressive arts and community partnerships. Common barriers to engagement and retention will also be identified and adjustments suggested.  

Learning Objectives

1.  Consider additional engagement strategies that can improve retention rates.
2.  Explore several strategies that can be appealing, fun and therapeutic. 
3.  Apply guiding principles of developmentally informed; stage-of-change specific and culturally attuned.
4.  Discuss examples of community partnerships that successfully link youth to meaningful roles relationships and resiliencies.
5.  Learn about opportunities and challenges in hiring and supporting youth Peer Supporters.

Registration

$55.00 Members
$85.00 Non-Members

 

Faculty

Wayne Munchel, LCSW, has been involved with youth and young adult programs for the past 20 years. He is currently consulting with TAY programs to design and deliver innovative services and supports. He has worked extensively with Stars Behavioral Health Group as the Director of TAY (Transition Age Youth), and the Stars Training Academy in developing and training the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model. Mr. Munchel has over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field and was one of the founders of The Village, an innovative recovery model program serving adults with mental illness. Mr. Munchel recently developed the TAY FSP Tool Kit in collaboration with the California Institute of Mental Health. He received his Masters in Social Work from UCLA in 1986. 

Mr. Munchel was the founder and Director of the Mental Health Associations’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Academy from 2000 to 2009. The model program helps young adults (ages 18 to 25) with psychiatric disabilities obtain housing, employment and educational opportunities and learn independent living skills. The TAY Academy serves 100 young adults in the Long Beach community and was identified as a promising practice by the Department of Labor.