This grant focuses on promising practices needed to improve employment outcomes through development of technology, examination of individual and work environment factors associated with improved employment outcomes, and by investigating the effects of government practices, policies and programs on employment outcomes for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, including those from traditionally underserved groups. The projects also increase the incorporation of research findings into practice and policy by developing a National Resource Center (NRC) on Employment and Vocational Recovery, which conducts training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities to increase the utilization of research findings. We target this increased utilization of research findings to states seeking to implement evidence-based supported employment, to organizations delivering or planning to deliver employment services, and to individuals with psychiatric disabilities, families, employers, providers, administrators and other key stakeholders.
Projects are organized into programmatic areas which together focus on the development, implementation and validation of interventions, technology and policies to improve employment outcomes. Research studies are designed at appropriate stages given the state of the knowledge in each area, and to have an impact on the field at the personnel, program and system levels. Both research and NRC projects rely on participatory processes with significant input from consumers and other key stakeholders. Furthermore, all projects use knowledge translation as their framework to produce usable, new technologies for improving employment outcomes.
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Inquiries related to the project should be addressed to:
E. Sally Rogers (for Research projects) email@example.com
Marianne Farkas (For projects involving Training, Dissemination or Technical Assistance) firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215