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Transforming Community Mental Healthcare: How to Grow the Youth & Young Adult Peer Support Workforce
In this 90-minute webinar, the presenters will:

- Describe history of youth & young adult peer support & key principles drawing from child peer mentoring and adult peer support models.

- Identify critical elements of youth & young adult peer support & their tension(s) with current community mental health settings.

- Discuss emerging best practices for supporting and growing the youth & young adult peer workforce.

About the Presenters:

Vanessa Klodnick, PhD, LCSW is an implementation scientist in youth and young adult community mental health multidisciplinary team-based care, peer support, and vocational services. Dr. Klodnick is the Director of Research & Innovation in Thresholds Youth & Young Adult services and affiliate faculty in the Texas Center for Excellence in Mental Health, Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

Antonia Barba, LCSW is a consultant, educator and clinician specializing in trauma-informed care and best practices for providing mental health care with LGBTQ+ youth and families, transition age youth, and survivors of child abuse and sex trafficking. She is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and frequent collaborator on the development of culturally affirming tools and resources to promote healing and recovery from trauma.

Michelle R. Munson, PhD, LMSW is a Professor at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Dr. Munson’s research focuses on psychosocial interventions and services for youth and young adults living with serious mental health conditions and their loved ones.

NOTE: CE's or CEU's are not available for this webinar.

Oct 20, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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