Find videos of recorded webinars and other multimedia trainings for Healthy Transitions grantees, including videos on social media plans and youth engagement.
The following are recorded webinars, technical assistance calls (“office hours”), and other multimedia trainings developed for Healthy Transitions grantees.
Healthy Transitions Grant Planning
Ensure that your program has a measurable impact on systems and services for youth and young adults with, or at risk of, serious mental health challenges.
- Financing Plan (59 min.) – May 28, 2015 reviews core elements of a finance plan as well as financing to support youth and young adult partnerships, cultural and linguistic competence, and workforce development.
- Game Change! Lessons Learned to Improve Outcomes (75 min.) – May 19, 2015 focuses on the history of SAMHSA’s efforts to integrate services and supports for youth and young adults ages 16-25 with serious mental health conditions and their families.
- Healthy Transitions Grant Program Kick-Off Webinar (68 min.) – November 13, 2014 provides an overview of Healthy Transitions, including grant requirements, the role of the SAMHSA Government Project Officer, and an introduction to NITT-TA Center services and team members.
Developing Systems and Services
Improve access to treatment and support by creating sustainable services, collaborating across systems, and ensuring continuity of care.
- Introduction to the Communication and Referral Pathways Toolkit: Streamlining the Continuum of Care for a Seamless Transition (80 min.) – December 15, 2016 introduces and discusses how to implement the Healthy Transitions Communication and Referral Pathways (CRP) Toolkit.
- Building Bridges Between Child and Adult Mental Health Systems (52 min.) – August 31, 2016 addresses the rationale for including adult mental health systems as strong partners in Healthy Transitions communities. It also explores some of the challenges to that partnership and provides examples of partnerships in communities in the United States and elsewhere.
- Exploring Service Delivery Models (61 min.) – February 3, 2016 shares grantee experiences with implementing service models and highlights many key considerations.
Effective Social Marketing Engagement
Increase awareness about early indicators of serious mental health concerns and promote youth and young adults’ participation in services.
- Social Media Showcase: Social Media Plans and Policies (46 min.) – April 27, 2016
shares an event in which participants presented their social media plan to a group.
- Incorporating Social Media Into a Comprehensive Social Marketing Plan (47 min.) – April 13, 2016 shares a sample social media plan and tips for developing your own plan.
- How Do Your Social Media Campaigns Integrate With Your Overall Social Marketing Plan? (64 min.) – March 30, 2016 provides tools that help grantees identify their target audience, hone their project-specific messages, and assess their existing capacity for digital campaigns.
Young Adult Mental Health Topics
Explore key mental health topics related to youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25—an age group particularly vulnerable to “falling through the cracks” between systems.
- Early Intervention in Psychosis: Moving From Foundational Principles to Innovation (61 min.) – May 26, 2016 covers core principles, implementation challenges, and opportunities for innovation, cultural humility, and youth involvement.
- Game Change! Young Adults and System of Care (53 min.) – April 27, 2015 provides an overview of the challenges for this age group; innovative strategies to improve engagement and access to services; and guidance for building a culturally responsive, young-adult driven process.
Youth and Young Adult Leadership
Engage with youth and young adults to help meet their needs and ensure their successful transition to adulthood.
- Youth Voice and Leadership Professional Development Series: Part 1 (62 min.) – February 7, 2016 provides guidance for sustaining meaningful youth engagement. It also builds knowledge and skills on topics relevant to the multiple roles of young adults involved with Healthy Transitions initiatives.
- Supporting Young Adults With Lived Experience (72 min.) – March 20, 2015 outlines areas where youth can and should be engaged, and discusses ways to support young adults with lived-experience who are hired as part of the Healthy Transitions team.
Encourage families to play a central role in supporting youth and young adults with serious mental health challenges.
- The Importance of Engaging Families of Youth and Young Adults With Behavioral Health Challenges (68 min.) – December 15, 2016 outlines key principles when working with family members and other caregivers of youth and young adults with behavioral health care needs. It also describes related transition scenarios and offers strategies that family leaders and family members find helpful for navigating the transition process.
- Game Change! Focus on Families: Engaging Young Adults and Their Families (51 min.) – June 1, 2015 explores how parents, families, and family organizations can support young adults.
Access cultural competence and collaboration distance learning videos for all grantees.
Distance learning videos can also be found at SAMHSA’s NITT-TA Center YouTube playlist.