Highlighting Chapters Engaging in Peer Support

There are 70 Youth MOVE chapters all across the U.S. and each one is focusing on the individual needs of their own community. Today we are taking some time to highlight two of our Youth MOVE chapters that are engaging in peer support! Youth MOVE Colorado (CO) Youth MOVE CO…

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Announcement: The Youth MOVE Change Initiative!

Youth MOVE National is excited to share that we have created a new program that will enhance and expand the peer support workforce. This program, funded by the Upswing Fund, involves a Youth Advisory Council, a peer support Fellowship Program, workforce training, and more. Keep your eyes out for announcements…

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What Helps, What Harms: Results of a National Survey

Written by: Kristin Thorp Depressive disorders are common among youth and young adults. In the United States, one in five youth will experience a mental health challenge. Unfortunately, many young people don’t have access to developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive care. At Youth MOVE National (YMN) we believe that young…

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Sharing Your Experience for Change

Written by: Michelle Vance Several years ago, I sat down for lunch with two young adults and our Department of Human Services’ Executive Director. The young adults were at the office to shadow the Director for a day so that she could hear their stories and they could learn how…

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Youth Best Practice Committee 2021 Highlight!

Written by: Lydia Proulx It’s the new year, and you know what that means…. Actually, you may not know. Let me introduce you! Founded in 2016, the Youth Best Practice Committee (YPBC) supports young leaders and systems around the nation with understanding the value of youth voice in systems-change work.…

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Perspective: Mental Health Crisis Mobilization Teams

Written by Sam Skinner Last time I spoke about the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA), Oregon's first episode psychosis program for youth and young adults. This week I'd love to talk about another community resource that is crucial for people experiencing mental health crisis: mental health crisis mobilization teams.…

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Practicing Active Listening Skills

Written by: Joshua Calarino I like to think of listening as one of the most important things anyone can do. Listening to others allows you to learn. It can be the thing that someone who confides in you wants you to do. Not to judge nor to help solve problems.…

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Youth Workforce Development Survey Results

Most of us at Youth MOVE National started our careers in peer-service or in youth coordinator roles, and grew into national advocacy work. The concept of “Generation NEXT” is a priority on our team, as most of us have experienced it firsthand: we need to build better career pathways for…

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Youth MOVE National 2020 Year-in-Review

Written by Johanna Bergan 2020 brought us all unimaginable challenges and changes. I frequently wonder what my February 2020 self would have said if I could explain where I would be in December. Would I believe myself? Weeks in lockdown, weeks in quarantine, absolutely no travel, hours of Zoom meetings…

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Introducing Youth MOVE National’s New Board of Directors President

Hello, Y’all, I’m Rowan Willis-Powell and I’m the new Youth MOVE National Board of Directors President. Although I’m new to this position on the board, I’m not a stranger to Youth MOVE. When I applied for the Youth Engagement Specialist position at my local Youth MOVE chapter in Maryland back…

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