Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
September, 2003

NEW SAMHSA MANUAL AIDS GRANT APPLICANTS

In an effort to provide grant applicants with the guidance needed to prepare competitive federal grant applications, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the manual, “Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications: A Participant Manual.” The manual, designed to help all potential applicants including community and faith-based organizations, can be used in workshop settings or as a reference guide. To view the full document access the following link:
http://alt.samhsa.gov/grants/TAManual/toc.htm

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MENTAL HEALTH PARITY LEGISLATION ARTICLE AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

You can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental illness by better understanding the laws and limitations associated with their health and mental health
insurance benefits and coverage limits. The article “The Current and Future State of Mental Health Parity Legislation” published in the Summer 2003 issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal highlights both federal and state laws and explains why federal action to expand the Mental Health Parity Act and remove the disparity in insurance coverage is so critical to people with mental illnesses. This article is now available for free download. To download the article, please access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/prj/summer2003/kjorstad.html

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NEW! PRACTITIONER TOOLS FOR CHOOSING VALUED ROLES

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner Tools for Choosing Valued Roles is now available. Choosing Valued Roles involves setting goals in residential, educational, vocational, and
social settings. These Practitioner Tools include activity descriptions, protocols, examples, worksheets, and checklists for practitioners to use to facilitate the process of Choosing
Valued Roles. These very practical and “hands on” materials were developed by the Center’s affiliate organization, BCPR Consulting, Inc. For more information, refer to the web site at:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/catalog/training/practitioner/

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AN ARRAY OF INFORMATION ABOUT REHABILITATION READINESS

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has produced a variety of materials to learn about Rehabilitation Readiness including a book, newsletter, practitioner tools, training
technology packages, and Professional Development Program (PDP) online seminars. To learn more about these resources on rehabilitation readiness, access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/catalog/topic/readiness.html

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