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Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults (MST-_EA): Utilizing Social Networks in Treatment Michael McCart

The transition to adulthood is a unique developmental period in which the rapid cognitive and psychosocial development of childhood and adolescence begins to culminate, and the assumption of adult role functioning is expected. The majority of serious mental health conditions (SMHCs) have onset by emerging adulthood and SMHCs can significantly impair adolescents transitions into healthy, productive adults. Emerging adults (EAs) with SMHCs are at particularly high risk for criminal justice involvement and rates of recidivism are greater for offenders with SMHCs than without.

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A Multi-pronged Approach to Youth Engagement: Online and Offline Youth-led Mental Health Promotion and Peer Support Jieying Lin

Recognising how positive peer influence can be harnessed and leveraged upon to promote the mental wellbeing of youth, the Health Promotion Board (HPB), Singapore, utilizes a multi-pronged approach, engaging youth at three levels: peer-led mental health promotion, face-to-face peer support and online peer support. These strategies empower youth to advocate positive mental health among their peers to achieve a cascade effect of influence, facilitate early detection of mental health problems and promote early help-seeking behaviour.

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Participatory Mental Health Research with Young People: Experiences and Lessons Learned Pauline Jivanjee

Background/Purpose: In this presentation, I will describe my experiences doing participatory research with young people with mental health needs and lessons learned. Guided by positive youth development and empowerment concepts, our research team engaged young people aged 16-24 with mental health disorders in an interpretive study of youth perspectives on transitions to adulthood.

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Walking Our Talk: Engaging Youth in a Systems Approach to Youth Mental Health Care Ian Manion

The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (the Centre) brings people and knowledge together to strengthen mental health care for children, youth and their families. The Centre is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to support the implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed practices in agencies that provide direct mental health services to children and youth (ages 0-18 years) in Ontario, Canada.

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5-year admission rates and inpatient bed usage in an Early Intervention in Psychosis Service Iain Macmillan

We present data on inpatient admissions in young people followed up for 5 years following referral to the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team covering Gateshead, South Shields and Sunderland (the South of Tyne EIP service), part of the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, the largest Mental Health Trust in the UK. METHODS: NTW NHS Trust uses an electronic notes system, RiO, from which these data were extracted. Of 604 patients on the database, 424 (71%) are male and 180 (29%) female. 218 patients presented prior to 1/6/2007 and have five full years follow up (163 male and 55 female).

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CAMIT: Developing an evidence-based training approach for clinicians dealing with young people cannabis and psychosis Kathryn Elkins

The relationship between cannabis and psychosis has been the focus of much research effort. However the majority of work has been around the prevalence, correlates , causality and less effort focused on the treatment of cannabis use in individuals with serious mental illness.

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Finally - a system of care that bridges the gaps and puts the client first Chris Tanti

The national youth mental health foundation of Australia, headspace, has achieved much within a relatively short period of time. From humble beginnings and the establishment of 30 centres headspace with the support of the Australian government will expand the number of centres by 2014 to 90 nationally, continue to talk young people online through eheadspace, and work with schools in order to set up systems to prevent suicide and support school staff and families in the event of a suicide.

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Service Delivery Models from an Irish Context John Fitzmaurice

Developed by Headstrong, The Jigsaw model in Ireland has pioneered a new way of working with young people, families and communities. From an initial demonstration phase, the model has developed on the basis of a number of core elements whilst still facilitating communities the scope and flexibility to adapt the model on the basis of the unique characteristics of their community. Many of these central elements have been derived from the work of Jigsaw Galway which evolved from a community health advice café to a comprehensive youth mental health service.

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An evaluation of the Jigsaw Program in transforming services for young people Bob Illback

Bob is the founder of R.E.A.C.H. of Louisville (Kentucky), an agency that serves children and youth with serious emotional and behavioural disabilities. Prior to joining Headstrong he was CEO of the organisation, and was Professor of Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville. Bobs early career was spent working in schools as a psychologist and administrator.

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Comprehensive CAMHS? the Future of Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services in England Sarah Brennan

The funding of CAMHS in England is quite complex with funding structures differing from area to area. In some areas of England CAMHS is funded entirely by the NHS and in some areas there is joint funding between the NHS and local government. The balance and proportion of this funding also varies from area to area. In the London Borough of Haringey the NHS funds 96% while local government funds just 4% of the CAMHS budget yet in the neighbouring borough next door in Enfield the NHS funds 30% and local government funds 70%.

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