ERIC Number: ED540221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
Using Multimedia to Introduce Your Promising Practice. Supported Education: A Promising Practice. Evidence-Based Practices KIT (Knowledge Informing Transformation)
Unger, Karen V.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Supported Education is a promising practice that helps people with mental illnesses who are interested in education and training return to school. Current research shows that Supported Education has demonstrated results. While more research is needed, Supported Education services show promise of becoming an evidence-based practice. Education specialists can help: (1) Choose an education program; (2) Complete enrollment and financial aid forms; and (3) Secure supports to help consumers stay in school. "Using Multimedia to Introduce Your Promising Practice" is a collection of educational tools to help in introducing Supported Education to a variety of stakeholder groups, including the following: (1) Mental health authorities; (2) Community members; (3) Consumers; (4) Families and other supporters; and (5) Agency-wide staff. Anyone who is trained in the Supported Education model (including program leaders, education specialists, and advisory group members) should be able to use these tools during inservice training meetings or for community presentations to educate stakeholder groups. Appended are: (1) Sample Brochure; and (2) PowerPoint Presentation.
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Publications, Visual Aids, Mental Disorders, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS)