Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
October, 2004

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 and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Department of Education.

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RESOURCE CENTER PRODUCES QUARTERLY MEMORANDUMS ON
DISCRIMINATION & STIGMA

The Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma
(ADS Center), a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, provides resources, information and technical assistance about effective approaches to counter stigma and discrimination. The ADS Center also produces quarterly memorandums highlighting research, effective anti-stigma campaigns and information on the rights of people who have mental illnesses. The most recent memorandum addresses effective approaches in rural communities and is now available online at:
http://www.adscenter.org/memoranda/

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UPENN COLLABORATIVE ON COMMUNITY INTEGRATION LAUNCHES WEB SITE

The UPenn Collaborative, the Rehabilitation Research and
Training Center (RRTC) on community integration of individuals
with psychiatric disabilities, has launched a comprehensive
web site emphasizing resources to help consumers integrate more effectively into the community. The Collaborative is conducting research and training activities that focus on: the concept and history of community integration; employment; housing; education; citizenship; language and community integration; the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Olmstead decision; social roles; peer support; self-determination; stigma; and spirituality/religion. For more information contact the Collaborative by
email at <pennrrtc@mail.med.upenn.edu>, by phone at 215-746-6713 or view their website at the following link:
http://www.upennrrtc.org/

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NEW! PRACTITIONER TOOLS FOR ACHIEVING VALUED ROLES

The Center offers a new set of Practitioner Tools entitled
“Achieving Valued Roles (Skills Version)” that can assist
individuals to assess and develop skills they need and want for
functioning in their chosen residential, educational, vocational,
or social environments. These Practitioner Tools include activity
descriptions, protocols, examples, worksheets, and checklists for
practitioners to use to facilitate the process of Achieving
Valued Roles. For more information and samples, visit the
website at:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/catalog/training/practitioner/achievingskills.html

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NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ONLINE SEMINAR

The new Professional Development Program Online Seminar entitled
“How to Write a Journal Article” includes the basic principles
of writing a journal article. Activities and handouts will guide
participants through the process of sketching out an article for
journal publication. This seminar will provide new skills for
people who wish to write a journal article in their areas of
expertise and experience. For more information, visit the
following webpage at:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/pdp/seminars/journalarticledescription.html

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