Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
January, 2005

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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SPRING 2005 WORKSHOPS

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is hosting the following four workshops on April 11-14, 2005: “How to incorporate recovery values into evidence-based practice,” “Training Professionals to Work with Families,” “The Many Faces of Resilience,” and “Professional and Consumer Organizations: Friends or Foes? Practical Steps to Develop Meaningful Partnerships.” All workshops will be held on the Boston University Campus. Please mark your calendars and full workshop descriptions and registration information will be coming in next month’s eCast:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/workshops/

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UIC WEBCAST ON HOW TO FIND EMPLOYMENT

Listen in to the University of Illinois at Chicago, National Research and Training Center’s archived webcast “Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat: Getting on the Road to Self-Employment or a Job That’s Right for You.” The webcast produced on November 16, 2004, is geared towards people who are ready to work, but are not sure how to get started. The sessions address how to begin thinking about using one’s talents in getting a job or starting a business. Highlights include using the Internet as an employment resource, finding the right job, getting help for starting a business venture, and developing a business plan. Emphasis is on people with mental health disabilities, but anyone interested in work and entrepreneurship will find useful information in these three sessions. The UIC NRTC is funded by NIDRR and CMHS. To listen to the webcast, access the following link:
http://www.psych.uic.edu/UICNRTC/webcast_11_16_04.htm

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FREE ARTICLE: EXPERIENCES OF CHILDREN WITH A PARENT WHO HAS A PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITY

Published in the Summer 2004 issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal and authored by Joanne Riebschleger, “Good Days and Bad Days: The Experiences of Children of a Parent with a Psychiatric Disability” highlights secondary data analysis of a study that included face-to-face interviews with children describing their experiences and perceptions of living with a parent with a psychiatric disability. For a free download of this article, access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/prj/summer2004/rieb-etal.html

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ANNOUNCING A NEW CENTER FOR CAPACITY BUILDING ON MINORITIES WITH DISABILITIES RESEARCH

The Center for Capacity Building on Minorities with Disabilities Research (CCBMDR) at the University of Illinois at Chicago was created to increase the capacity of State Vocational
Rehabilitation Agencies and community-based organizations to develop culturally competent services. In order to promote positive rehabilitation outcomes for minority individuals with
disabilities, the Center proposes to develop long-term relationships with agencies, conduct participatory research and demonstration projects, engage in active dissemination efforts, and provide state-of-the-art training and technical assistance to professionals and researchers in the field. The Center is funded by the National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Visit their web site at:
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/empower/center_for_capacity.htm

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