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February Updates

Policy

ICYMI, sharing Measure of America's A Decade Undone: 2021 Update from July, which was a follow-up to last year’s A Decade Undone: Youth Disconnection in the Age of Coronavirus. The report shares how the pandemic has increased youth disconnection rates and the national picture of youth disconnections. Check it out here.

Research

The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior has released a white paper that shares updated research perspective on late adolescence for policy makers and practitioners. Learn more here or download the white paper here.
 

IN THE NEWS

For anyone who works with youth who have experienced incarceration: a new research study is looking at how people make sense of juvenile incarceration. Anyone who has been incarcerated before age 18 and is currently age 18 or older can participate and will earn a $15 Amazon gift card.  If interested, please email Chase at youth-study@education.wisc.edu to receive a link to the online survey.

Practice

The MYTC Learning Exchange Series is an opportunity for front-line staff from different youth serving agencies and organizations to share ideas, resources, and tools for working with similar populations of youth. These gatherings will have a topical approach. See the attached graphic for more session information, or click here for the google form where you can choose from the list of sessions. Email shannon.saxby@maine.edu for more information.

R E G I O N A L    C A R E    T E A M S

The image above is a screen shot of a new dashboard we are creating for regional care teams. Hoping to share the link to this in future newsletters!

Updates from the past month:

Region 1: No care team review this month, but featured presentation by representatives from Maine Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN).
Region 2: No care team review this month, but discussed the work of a Lewiston/Auburn task force that has been exploring cultural competency, needs, and gaps for youth serving systems. 
Region 3: Did not meet this month.

For more information about regional care teams, click here.

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