Youth MOVE National Announces New Mission & Vision

Over the last year, Youth MOVE National has been working both internally as well as with external partners to craft a 5-year plan of focused goals to further promote and enhance youth voice in systems all across the nation! This has been a lofty, but fun and insightful process. One…

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Guest Post: Promoting Alcohol Misuse Prevention this April

Written By: CAPT Jeffrey A. Coady, Psy.D., ABPP, Acting Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and SAMHSA Region 5 Administrator , originally published by SAMHSA This April, as we observe Alcohol Awareness Month, there is an important opportunity to highlight the positive impact of the effectiveness of underage drinking prevention…

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Next week is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week! We want to take some time today and share some of the resources, projects, and more that Youth MOVE is doing this year in celebration of CMHA! MOVE It Forward is a chance for all of us to work together on a…

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Transgender Day of Visibility

Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual awareness day to celebrate the lives and contributions of transgender and nonbinary people around the world. This day is dedicated to celebrating accomplishments while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve Trans Justice.  TDOV was created…

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Responding to Anti-Trans Legislative Measures Across the Country

At Youth MOVE National, Our mission is to enhance youth voice and choice across the nation. Right now, there are a handful of legislative measures that are being introduced that limit voice and choice of youth, especially in marginalized groups. For systems to be truly transformed, inclusion and shared decision-making…

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Intersectional Perspectives – Amplifying Voices of Experience

Youth MOVE National (YMN) is a youth-driven organization dedicated to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems. A major part of that is working to expand and enhance the Youth Peer Support workforce! The…

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BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ Mental Health: What Helps, What Harms

“Dominator Culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; in our differences this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of…

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YMCI Summit Review

Written by: Kristin Thorp The Youth MOVE Change Initiative (YMCI) launched in the spring of 2021. The program is designed to enhance and expand the youth peer workforce, with a specific intention to address the unique needs of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and/or LGBTQIA2S+ youth. In partnership with…

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