Project Title: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) for Recovery and Recovery-Oriented Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Persons with Long-Term Mental Illness 2004–2009


Dissemination Projects

RRTC Dissemination activities include coordinating ongoing information exchange with national sources of information such as: Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Technical Assistance Centers; other RRTC’s; Knowledge, Dissemination, and Utilization Centers (KDU); organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD); the United States Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association (USPRA); among others. Furthermore, the RRTC supports ongoing dissemination through at least five channels of communication in addition to this website:

Rehabilitation and Recovery Newsletter (quarterly issues)

The newsletter focuses on information relevant to Research and TDTA projects. In addition, four issues of the newsletter are designated as Legislative Briefs specifically designed to meet the information needs of state legislative groups (scheduled to begin in Summer of 2005).

Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast (monthly issues)

The eCast informs mental health and rehabilitation networks about the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation events and publications, as well as, general mental health and rehabilitation news. Starting in 2005, the eCast will feature a unique consumer product and/or event and create a link of this product and/or event to the Repository of Recovery Resources.

Repository of Recovery Resources

The Repository is designed to assist state mental health administrators and consumers in state offices of consumer/recipient affairs in their work to create more recovery-oriented mental health systems by providing access to resource materials.

Recovery & Rehabilitation Fact Sheets

Starting in 2005, Fact Sheets on recovery and rehabilitation topics will be created for the general public and made available as one-page downloads.

Online Communities

Two online communities are proposed:

  • Recovery Resources Online Community will be a list-serv organized to allow users of the Repository of Recovery Resources to share and discuss the resources.
  • Recovery-Oriented Psychiatric Rehabilitation Online Community will be a list-serv organized to support psychiatric rehabilitation providers in their efforts to implement psychiatric rehabilitation. Topics, issues, and interests of this group can be explored and resolved through discussion and networking.