RHY Resources

How to Talk to Young People about Anxiety

As a supplement to its 2018 Children’s Mental Health Report, Child Mind Institute produced a short guide for adults that includes facts about teens and anxiety; the relationship between anxiety and depression, school problems, and substance abuse; and discussion prompts for starting meaningful dialogue on the topic with young people. RHY providers can use the facts, questions and resource links in this supplement to help young people understand and explore their own experiences with anxiety and readiness for treatment. Download the supplement.

Link: https://childmind.org/downloads/CMHR_2018_Supplement.pdf


Free Webinar for Young Adults on “Finding Your Voice”

This recorded webinar, facilitated by special education consultant LeDerick Horne, guides young people with intellectual disabilities in thinking about and expressing their future plans. The resource is part of the Intelligent Lives Opening Doors campaign which seeks to make a more inclusive world for youth. RHY with intellectual disabilities can view the webinar and download related materials as a way of preparing for IEP and transition planning. Watch the webinar [YouTube video].

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmKxwF6RI6Y&feature=youtu.be


RHYTTAC Available Training

This document lists available training from RHYTTAC which addresses FYSB training requirements in the Final Rule as well as in Funding Opportunity Announcements.

RHYTTAC Training Addressing FYSB Final Rule Requirements.pdf




What Protects Against Delinquency? Connection.

A recent study examined whether connections to school, parent figures and neighborhoods impact the likelihood that young people who have been abused will engage in future violent and nonviolent criminal activity. Authors describe how to tell if a connection is protective in nature, as well as their effect on various subpopulations. RHY programs should consider ways of strengthening these ties for individual youth, and how to build a sense of neighbor-like community for RHY in transitional housing. Read the study.


How to Know When it’s Not Just Burn-out

This TEDTalk by Amy Cunningham describes signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, how it differs from burn-out, and why it matters for helping professionals. RHY providers can use this video as a first step in self-assessment, to begin a conversation among colleagues, or to renew commitment to their own self-care practices. Watch the 12-minute video.

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