Supporting Young Adults in Reaching Their Goals: A Best Practice Forum on September 20, 2019 Location: The Best Western, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlborough, MA 01752. (GPS-Be sure to enter 181 Boston Post Rd. WEST)

The training is located at Location: The Best Western, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752-(GPS-Be sure to enter 181 Boston Post Rd. WEST)
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Supporting Young Adults in Reaching Their Goals: A Best Practice Sampler

Date: September 20, 2019


The Best Western

181 Boston Post Road West

Marlborough, MA 01752



Welcoming Remarks:

Joan Mikula, Commissioner

Department of Mental Health


Inspiring Young Adult Panel

Interactive Resource Fair



Access & Drop-in Centers: It Takes a Community to Support Young Adults

Presenters: Yolanda Ortiz, LCSW, MSW, M.Ed, Program Director, Gabriel Casado & Dionne Robinson, Peer Mentors, Tempo, Wayside; Kristine Rodriguez, Program Supervisor, Impact Center, Gandara; Olivia Chiacchia, BA, CPS, Program Coordinator, STEPS, Wayside


Achieve My Plan - AMP: Putting Young Adults in Charge of their Wraparound Sessions

Presenters: Kate Cronin, LICSW, Program Director, Adriana Estevez, M.Ed., YouForward Wraparound/Drop-In Director, Children's Friend and Family Services/JRI;


Best Practices in Engaging Young Adults in Club House Services

Presenters: Ruth Osterman, Program Director & a young adult member, Genesis Club


Gathering and Inspiring Future Talent-GIFT: Career Development & Leadership Training for Young Adults

Presenters: Rachely Ramos, CPS, Hub Manager, Northeast Independent Living Program; Antoinette Jones, GIFT Trainer, Radiate Career Consulting; Lexi Fana, GIFT Trainer, Radiate Career Consulting


Helping Youth on the Path to Employment-HYPE: Supporting Career Development and Academic Success

Presenters: Michelle G. Mullen, MS, CRC, CPRP, Senior Project Director; Amanda Costa, BS, Project Director, Dylan St. Germaine, Participant, Transitions to Adulthood Research and Training Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School  


Supporting the Development of Young Adults Through Peer Support

Presenters: Emmanuel Hernandez, B.S., CPS, Young Adult Peer Coordinator TSAI Grant/DMH; Vesper Moore, CPS, Director, Zia Young Adult Access Center, Kiva & Open Sky


Case Management: Effective Strategies for Engaging Young Adults

Presenters: Sarah Golding, MPA, Transition Age Case Manager; Jessica Jacob, MA, Young Adult Case Manager; April Goodell, Case Manager, Department of Mental Health


Focusing on Young Adult Goals with the Transition to Independence Process

(TIP) Model

Presenters: Amy Arrell, BA, Director of Homeless, Peer & Drop-In Services, Open Sky Community Services; Matt Griffin, CPS, Lead Peer Specialist, Vinfen


The Youth Move Approach to Amplifying Young Adult Voice (No CEUs for this Session)

Presenters: Jonathan Mobley, MA, Youth Coordinator & Rae Labrie, Youth Advocate Specialist, PPAL/Youth MOVE


Register By September 13!


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