Project Title: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) for Recovery and Recovery-Oriented Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Persons with Long-Term Mental Illness 2004–2009
Development of a Latino Consumer-Provider Training Program
Maria E. Restrepo-Toro
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This project will adapt and refine existing training curricula to create a culturally competent leadership training program for Latino consumers in California. The program will be comprised of one required component (i.e. a basic consumer provider training component with a recovery focus) and two “elective” components (i.e. a choice of recovery and recovery-oriented psychiatric rehabilitation skills and/or leadership training). Upon completing and evaluating this training initiative, the curriculum will be available for dissemination.
State-Level Development and Evaluation of a Consumer Workforce Training Program To Develop Personal Assistance Services
This project will focus on a joint initiative between the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation to develop a consumer-run training program for personal care assistant (PAS) services. Under the auspices of the “Real Choice System Change” program of the Center for Medicaid Services, the state of Louisiana is seeking to develop a consensus among constituents as to the definition of consumer-directed personal assistant services (PAS) for individuals with serious psychiatric disability. The project will also increase the number of PAS providers able to deliver the agreed upon PAS services by developing a consumer-run training program for PAS providers. The RRTC funds will support an evaluation of this pilot effort, the creation of a handbook describing the development of a state consumer manpower training mechanism to produce PAS providers, and the dissemination of the results and products of this project.
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