Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast December 2005

The purpose of the Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is to inform mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about the activities and resources produced by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as to disseminate general mental health and rehabilitation news.

 

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CALL FOR CURRICULA ON COPING WITH STIGMA

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is compiling a compendium of curricula targeting the development/enhancement of skills among people in recovery to cope with stigma, including at the workplace. We are interested in identifying both published and unpublished curricula. If you know of such curricula, please contact Dr. Marianne Farkas at mfarkas@bu.edu.

 

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NEW BOOK ON CLINICAL APPROACHES IN HISPANIC MENTAL HEALTH

The growth of new groups, such as Dominicans in New York City and Cuban refugees has increased the need for culturally competent mental health care. Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice will help mental health clinicians gain insight into essential clinical issues facing those who work with these new immigrants. This text, designed to aid in direct clinical practice, will guide you in the effective delivery of comprehensive psychosocial services. The book, published by the Haworth Press and edited by Dr. Manny J. Gonzalez and Dr. Gladys Gonzalez-Ramos, is now available through the New Jersey Mental Health Institute (NJMHI) in soft cover for $24.95 and hard cover format for $39.95, plus a nominal shipping and handling charge.

An order form can be obtained by contacting Henry Acosta, Deputy Director, NJMHI at 609-838-5480 ext. 205 or hacosta@njmhi.org.

 

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GRANT OPPORITUNITIES FROM THE CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The purpose of the Mental Health State Incentive Grants program is to advance, state by state, the vision and goals of the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, in order to transform the nation’s mental health system.  The three MHT SIGs will provide support for an array of infrastructure improvement activities to help grantees build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining mental health and related services. In addition, eleven grants target HIV/AIDS Mental Health Services Capacity Building in Minority Communities. For more information on grants for 2006, go to http://www.samhsa.gov/grants06/fy2006opportunity.aspx

 

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ANNOUNCING SURVEY ON POST SECONDARY ED

A national education survey for students diagnosed with mental illnesses is being conducted through the UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration, the Rehabilitation, Research and Training Center promoting Community Integration of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. ( http://www.upennrrtc.org ). The purpose of this study is to document the prevalence of students diagnosed with mental illnesses in post secondary education and to assess the college experiences of these students, especially in comparison to those of students without such diagnoses. Along with opinions of general college life and campus experiences, the survey will also address other factors such as accommodations and barriers these particular students face in post secondary education. The link to the survey is: http://www.upennrrtc.org/research/education.html

 

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COMPENDIUM OF RECOVERY MEASURES

Authored by Campbell-Orde, Chamberlin, Carpenter, & Leff. , “Measuring the Promise: A Compendium of Recovery Measures, Volume II” offers a synopsis of the November 2004 invitational conference Measuring the Promise: Assessing Recovery and Self-Determination Instruments for Evidence-Based Practices. To address the continuing need for measurements for recovery, Volume II is an update to Can We Measure Recovery ? A Compendium of Recovery and Recovery -Related Instruments (Ralph, Kidder, & Phillips, 2000). Reviews of the instruments divides them into two categories: measures of individual recovery and measures of recovery -promoting environments. This compendium published through The Evaluation Center at HSRI (Human Services Research Institute) is available free download in electronic format or for $50 in print. http://tecathsri.org/shop_display_cart.asp?action=add&version=E-copy&id=129

 

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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.