ERIC Number: ED468365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan-23
Reference Count: N/A
Innovative IL Programs: Mental Health Peer Project. A National Teleconference. Participant's Manual.
Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
The participant's manual for a national teleconference (January 23, 2002) provides materials on innovative independent living programs, especially the Mental Health Peer Support Project. Introductory material includes the conference agenda, information about the trainers, and information about the sponsoring organizations, the Independent Living Research Utilization Program and the National Council on Independent Living, which have developed the Independent Living (IL) Net. A paper by Judith Holtz and others entitled "Been There, Done That: The Mental Health Peer Support Project," describes the process involved in development of the authors' peer supported project for persons with mental health disabilities in their California center. The project increased services to this group, helped individuals become employed, and contributed to system change. This paper is followed by materials produced by the center including participant recruitment materials, a job description, an employment application, and evaluation materials. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Employment, Independent Living, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Outreach Programs, Program Development
ILRU Program, 2323 S. Shepherd St., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77019. NCIL, 1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 209, Arlington, VA 22201. For full text: http://www.ilru.org/ilnet/ilnetbks.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
Note: Developed as part of the IL NET: an ILRU/NCIL (Independent Living Research Utilization/National Council on Independent Living) National Training and Technical Assistance Project. Contributions by Mary Ann Jones, Judith Holtz, Andrea Pulcini, Penny Mehra, Carri George, Richard Petty, Dawn Heinsohn, Kristy Langbehn, Darrell Lynn Jones, and Raweewan Buppapong.