October 2012 eCast


CPR News and Recent Activity

Pictures of the opening day of the PhotoVoice exhibit are now on Facebook.

The exhibit is still available for viewing at 11 Bow Street, Somerville,  M.A.

There is a Photo Voice album on our Facebook page. For information on the project see:

 http://www.bu.edu/cpr/products/curricula/photovoice.html

A CPR FactSheet on Photovoice is located here:

 Factsheet ( http://www.bu.edu/cpr/resources/factsheets/2012CPRFACTPhotovoice.pdf )

 

The CPR’s Center’s Newsletter will come out in printed form next week.

The theme is Spirituality & Mental Health

It includes art, poetry and articles done primarily by CPR Students.

There is also an introduction to the current CPR Interns.

A big Thank You to all the Students, Alumni and Friends who have contributed to this edition of our Center Newsletter!

For a sneak preview see:

http://www.bu.edu/cpr/resources/articles/2012/CPRNewsletter2012oct.pdf

 

The BU CPR participated in the NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY on Oct. 11, 2012.

Free, confidential questionnaires were provided with information on campus resources available to students and faculty.

Clinicians offered confidential feedback and FREE CHOCOLATE.

Depression is a serious medical condition that is disabling and can be characterized by three categories of symptoms, including mood, physical and cognitive changes that prevent a person from functioning normally.  See:

http://mentalhealthscreening.org/info-and-facts/factsheet-depression.aspx

 

We are currently Beta Testing the employment repository

http://www.bu.edu/cpr/employment/index.html

Please share your opinions with us.

Thanks 

 

Internet Special

$20 off What Professionals Need to Know about Families (on CD)

What Professionals Need to Know about Families is now on sale for $20 off the original price! The CD includes a series of 5 modules—each with a trainer and participant manual and a supporting Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation. Manuals are in pdf format and may be printed as needed for individual participants and multiple training sessions. Microsoft PowerPoint® software or a PowerPoint Reader is required for viewing the supporting presentations. 

 

For more information, refer to the following webpage at: /resources/curricula/professionals-families  

For any questions, please contact Sue McNamara by e-mail at suemac@bu.edu or by phone at (617) 358-2574.

  

Seminar in Worcester, MA

In recognition of ADHD Awareness there will be a FREE one hour seminar on The Many Faces of ADHD.

The goal of this seminar will be to educate the community, media and policy makers about ADHD, the treatment of ADHD, the different inventions for managing ADHD and how to create strategies for success.  This seminar will be held on October 16, 2012  @10:00 am at the Worcester Public Library, Banx Room, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608.  If you have any questions, please contact via email at:  jenna@neverdefeatedcoaching.net

 

Internet Resources

Some helpful internet resources were found this month.

Pushing the boundaries of recovery: Good enough or great?

Article by Lori Ashcraft, PhD and Bill Anthony, PhD

http://www.behavioral.net/article/pushing-boundaries-recovery-good-enough-or-great

 

Employer Resource Guide

Employer Resource Guide for Hiring and Retaining Persons with Disabilities

https://disability.workforce3one.org/view/2001227857191678784/info

 

“State Mental Health Cuts Hit Low-Income Patients Hard” by Daniel Lippman

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/state-mental-health-cuts_n_1897769.html

 

Off the couch therapies

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-alternative-therapy-20120929,0,2605446.story

 

Smartphone apps become ‘surrogate therapists’

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/27/health/mental-health-apps/index.html?iref=allsearch

 

With Peer Support, Recovery is Possible

http://www.samhsa.gov/samhsaNewsletter/Volume_20_Number_3/peer_support.aspx

 

Disability and Employment Community of Practice

featuring Podcasts, Videos, Discussion and General Resources

https://disability.workforce3one.org/