Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast June 2006

The Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is a monthly emailed newsletter with the purpose of informing mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about the activities and resources produced by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as for disseminating general mental health and rehabilitation news.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: RECOVERY FACT SHEET

The idea that recovery from serious mental illnesses is possible has become a growing focus for practitioners, researchers and policy makers. As a way to spread awareness of the reality of recovery to the general public, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has produced a one-page fact sheet designed for general distribution. It is available as a free download. Reproduction and distribution to the general public and others is highly encouraged. Download a copy at http://www.bu.edu/cpr/resources/factsheets/.

 

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RESEARCHERS & TRAINERS TO SPEAK AT USPRA CONFERENCE

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation researchers and trainers will be among many experts speaking at the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association’s Annual Psychiatric Rehabilitation Conference being held June 5-8 in Phoenix, Arizona. Conference topics cover program planning and advocacy work that further the aim that critical resources be available and that persons with serious mental illness have access to state-of-the-art psychiatric rehabilitation services.

Workshops and learning institutes featuring Center staff include:
– Counteracting Stigma in the Workplace
– Medicare Part D…. What Now??
– People Encountering People: Innovative Curriculum for Educators
– Teaching Meditation as a Recovery Tool
– The Process and Psychosocial Outcomes of a Recovery Center Model of Services
– Asian Americans with Psychiatric Disabilities: Understanding their Diversities and Barriers to Service
– Facilitating Collaboration: Applying Effective Career Life Coaching Strategies with People in Recovery
– Photovoice: A Strategy for Empowering Consumers to become “Visual Researchers”
– Recovery Inspiring Competencies for Psychosocial Practitioners
– Understanding Psychiatric Rehabilitation through the Seven Practice Domains

For more information, visit the USPRA’s website at www.uspra.org.

 

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SAMHSA ISSUES CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration today unveiled a consensus statement outlining principles necessary to achieve mental health recovery. The consensus statement was developed through deliberations by over 110 expert panelists representing mental health consumers, families, providers, advocates, researchers, managed care organizations, state and local public officials and others. To obtain a copy of the statement, visit SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center at http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/sma05-4129/

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UNDER THE WIRE . . .
INTRODUCTORY RATES END JUNE 30

Special introductory rates for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal end June 30! Subscription information can be viewed at the journal’s website http://prj.metapress.com/(kogurjfrpqxptr55g53e4z45)/app/home/
journal.asp?referrer=parent&backto=homemainpublications,1,1;.
Find out more about how the journal keeps practitioners, researchers and consumers
informed about the issues that affect the lives of people living with serious mental illness
at www.bu.edu/cpr/prj.

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COMMUNITY INTEGRATION CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 30

The UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration of People with Psychiatric Disabilities has extended the deadline for the Call for Papers for their conference being held September 19-20, 2006 in Philadelphia. Check http://www.upennrrtc.org for proposal format and registration information.

PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15

The World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation has extended the deadline for the Call for Papers for their conference Psychosocial Rehabilitation Coming of Age in a Globalized World being held October 12-15, 2006 in Athens, Greece. For details, visit www.wapr.2006athens.gr.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH . . .

COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION

The National Institute of Health is accepting research grant applications that explore (a) the individual, social, and service system conditions necessary for people with psychiatric disabilities to reintegrate into community life; (b) the organizational and service system conditions necessary to enable service providers to facilitate that reintegration; and (c) the effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies and programs in helping socioculturally diverse individuals who have widely varying goals, material and social resources, and clinical needs. For complete announcement, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-427.html

MENTAL ILLNESSES IN OLDER ADULTS

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites grant applications for clinical research that will reduce the burden of mental illnesses on older adults. NIMH is seeking to intensify investigator-initiated research in this area, to attract new investigators to the field, and to enhance interdisciplinary approaches to research. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-422.html.

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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.