Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
November, 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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FREE TREATMENT GUIDE FOR YOUTH IN JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is offering a free
guide entitled, “Mental Health Treatment for Youth in the
Juvenile Justice System: A Compendium of Promising Practices.”
This guide was developed to help community leaders, advocates,
and family members address the complex mental health problems of children and adolescents in the U.S. juvenile justice system.
Current evidence-based practices and treatments for youth
involved in the juvenile justice system are included. For more
info on the treatment guide, access NMHA’s web site at:
http://www.nmha.org/children/justjuv/

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PARTICIPATE IN PSYCH REHAB AUDIO CONFERENCE

The United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA)
invites you to join a live, interactive audio conference from
your office on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2004, from 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. This audio conference, entitled
“PSR 101 – Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation,” will focus
on the fundamental principles of psychiatric rehabilitation,
including those developed by IAPSRS. Patricia N. Nemec, Psy.D.,
Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at
Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation
Sciences, will serve as the presenter. For more information and
to register, access the following web site:
http://iapsrs.org/resources/

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INTEGRATING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS MENTAL DISORDERS

The integration of physical and mental health services not only
improves health outcomes and consumer satisfaction but also
promotes efficiency in healthcare financing, according to a new
report by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Titled
“Get It Together: How to Integrate Physical and Mental Health
Care for People with Serious Mental Disorders”, the report lists
the barriers that prevent the integration of services, discusses
models studied by the Center in programs around the country and
offers recommendations for integrating primary and mental
healthcare. To purchase the full report visit the Bazelon
Center’s web site at:
http://www.bazelon.org/issues/general/publications/getittogether/

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SCHOLARSHIP FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS

The Center for Reintegration, a nonprofit organization working
to improve the lives of persons with mental illness, is
accepting applications for the 2005-2006 “Lilly Moving Lives
Forward Reintegration” Scholarship. Sponsored by Eli Lilly and
Company, the program is designed to help persons with bipolar
disorder, schizophrenia, or related schizophrenia-spectrum
disorders acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary
to move their lives forward and reintegrate into society. Levels
of education range from high school equivalency programs to
graduate degrees. Current scholarship recipients attend such
schools as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the
Culinary Institute of America, Purdue University, Cal Tech, and
the University of Tennessee. Application deadline is
January 14, 2005. Complete program guidelines and applications
are available at the Center for Reintegration web site:
http://reintegration.com/resources/scholarships/apply.asp

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