Engaging Students in Their Mental Health Plans

Researchers at Portland State University recently tested a new intervention, known as Achieve My Plan! for students with serious mental health conditions. The intervention uses “brief self-advocacy coaching” techniques to involve young people in their wraparound planning meetings. 
As a part of their work, the Portland State team developed several resources to help young people and their team members collaborate more meaningfully. Publications and tip sheets, which may be helpful to students as they learn to participate in their IEP meetings, include:

• “During Meetings, I Can’t Stand It When…,” a guide for facilitators and team members;
• “Tips for Your Team Meetings,” a guide for youth;
• “Youth Participation in Planning: Why It Matters,” a video of interviews with youth describing what it feels like not to have a say in their own treatment.

Find these resources and more on the Achieve My Plan website.