Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood

FREE Online Training for Supporting Transition-Aged Youth (Ages 14-29) With Mental Health Challenges…Up to Ten Hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available.

Whether you are a student, direct service provider, human services leader, community volunteer, peer mentor, or individual passionate about supporting transition-aged youth with mental health challenges, this self-paced program can help support both your continuing professional development and that of your organization.

The Pathways Transition Training Collaborative at the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures has developed Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood, a series of 10 online training modules. Each module is about one hour in length and integrates the best available practice and research knowledge on how to increase the engagement of transition age youth with mental health conditions in services.

The skill-building modules are based on a positive youth development and empowerment framework and each incorporates video segments featuring young people with behavioral health service experience, service providers, and family members; interactive exercises; knowledge tests; and, downloadable resources and references.

To support knowledge translation into practice, an accompanying toolkit includes practice scenarios, video segments with discussion questions, role plays, and questions that invite participants to apply their learning to practice in their local context.

The training includes popular topics such as “Increasing Cultural Awareness and Building Community Supports”, “Providing Individualized and Developmentally Appropriate Services”, and “Promoting Cross-Cultural and Intergenerational Relationships.” A video trailer introduces the training and an informational brochure provides details of the content of each of the modules. You can access these resources and the modules at:

For more information please contact co-principal investigators:
Pauline Jivanjee ( or 503-725-5015)
Eileen Brennan ( or 503-725-5003).

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On behalf of the Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) team, we look forward to supporting your professional development.

Maria Carolina Gonzalez-Prats
Project Manager
Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood