Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
August, 2003

RSA COMMISSIONER SPEAKS AT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN PSYCHIATRIC VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AWARDS CEREMONY

The Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation celebrated the graduation of its fifth class on July 18, 2003. The Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner, Joanne Wilson, joined in the celebration as keynote speaker, inspiring graduates, staff and guests alike. Due to popular demand, the deadline for applications for this award winning training has been extended. To apply for the September class, download an application by accessing the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/vocrehab/

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JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK TRAINING SYMPOSIUM

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is sponsoring a training symposium September 22-23, 2003 in Rosslyn, VA entitled “Work Site Accommodations: A Symposium for Employers” designed for human resource managers, trainers and other professionals who have responsibility for the hiring and management of employees. JAN consultants and invited presenters will provide focused, concise answers to questions that confront employers related to recruiting, hiring and advancement for employees with disabilities as well as what the laws mandate related to hiring, retaining and promoting individuals with disabilities. For more details visit:
http://symposium.jan.wvu.edu

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ONLINE SURVEY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH & PERSONAL CHOICE

The National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric
Disability at the University of Illinois at Chicago is
conducting an anonymous survey of people who have used mental health services or have experienced emotional or mental health problems. The focus of the study is to learn how much control this group of individuals has over their lives and important life decisions, such as where they live, what kind of work they do, and how they spend their money as well as the role of computers and the Internet in their lives. To learn more about this research study and to complete the survey access the following link:
http://www.psych.uic.edu/uicnrtc/survey1.htm.
This survey is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, USDOE, and the Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA.

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DOCUMENTARY FOCUSES ON CRITICAL MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUES

“West 47th Street” is a PBS documentary focusing on four
individuals struggling to recover from serious mental illness
as they deal with drug regimens, health issues, group homes,
and work programs. This documentary follows each person over a three-year span and offers a unique perspective into their lives. The program will air on Tuesday August 19th at
10:00 pm EDT. For more information and to view a preview of “West 47th Street” access the following link:
http://www.pbs.org/pov/west47thstreet/

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