Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
May, 2002

The purpose of the Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is to inform mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation events and publications, as well as general mental health and rehabilitation news.

The development and dissemination of this eCast is jointly supported by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Department of Education.
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Frequently Asked Questions By Educators and Employers Now Available as Downloadable PDF Files

Two booklets entitled “Frequently Asked Questions By Educators About Students with Psychiatric Disabilities” and “Frequently Asked Questions About Employees with Psychiatric Disabilities” have been updated and are available for download on the Center’s web site. The educators’ booklet provides tips and resources related to the Rehabilitation Act, the ADA, academic adjustments, and supports. The employers’ booklet highlights tips and resources related to the ADA, job accommodations, and supervision:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/catalog/articles/1997/

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Register online for October National Conference

You may now register for “Innovations in Recovery and Rehabilitation: The Decade of the Person” conference by mail, fax, and through the Internet via secure server. We encourage you to review the extensive conference agenda and contact us if you need assistance with registration. We look forward to your participation at the conference.

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Do You Need Options for Continuing Education?

Most professionals in the mental health and rehabilitation field must fulfill requirements for continuing education to update licensure and certification. The Center’s Professional Development Program (PDP) provides varied options for continuing education. Self-Paced Study options include Books & Tests as well as Internet Courses. Training options include workshops, our upcoming international conference, and
the Certificate Program for Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation as well as specialized training provided by the Center’s affiliate, BCPR Consulting, Inc. For information, access the link below or contact Sue McNamara, Director of Professional Development Program at suemac@bu.edu
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/pdp/
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CMHS Announces a New Resource Center to Address
Discrimination and Stigma

A newly funded Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma is available to assist individuals and public and private organizations in the design, implementation, and operation of programs and campaigns to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. A toll free number 1-800-540-0320 is available with both English and
Spanish staff to assist you and your organization.
http://www.mentalhealth.org/stigma/
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