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National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

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Check out this valuable resource for information and tools on effective practices to help youth with disabilities transition from school to college and careers. NTACT’s purpose is to assist state and local education agencies, state VR agencies, and VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices that ensure students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for …

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Findings Featured in Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

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The RRTC-EBP-VR is pleased to announce that findings from its Phase II study are featured in a Special Issue of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation: Evidence-based Best Practices in the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program that Lead to Employment Outcomes You can access it FREE at IOS Press.  Articles include: Evidence-based Best Practices in the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program that Lead …

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Measuring Resilience: Use of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

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Resilience, in its simplest terms, results in people “bouncing back” from adversity and getting on with their lives. To infer resilience, two major steps must occur: (a) exposure to significant adversity (e.g., car accident), and (b) a positive developmental outcome afterwards (e.g., substantial psychosocial adjustment). The construct of resilience has recently been explored among individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). …

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The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Releases Three New Fact Sheets on Supported Employment

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The Bazelon Center for Mental Health recently published three fact sheets following up on their report, Getting to Work: Promoting Employment of People with Mental Illness. Getting to Work discusses the reasons why states should expand supported employment services to increase employment opportunities for people with mental illness.  These fact sheets highlight three key reasons to increase the availability of supported employment that are discussed in more …

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RRTC-EBP VR Article Receives Top Honors from ARCA

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The article State unemployment rates and vocational rehabilitation outcomes: A multilevel analysis, published in the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, received a second place research award from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA). This award recognizes and honors high quality, empirical research in the field of rehabilitation counseling.

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EBP: Perceptions of Graduate Vocational Rehabilitation Students

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EBP: Perceptions of Graduate Vocational Rehabilitation Students Daniel Kelsey, John Lui, Cayte Anderson, and Priscilla Matthews Presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Conference in Newport Beach, CA on April 23, 2015. Our team presented recent research on graduate vocational rehabilitation students’ perceptions of the importance of evidence-based interventions and their ability to implement them in practice.  We discussed …

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Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation

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Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation John Lui and Cayte Anderson Presented at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on February 4, 2015, as part of the RRTC-EBP VR’s Symposium “Evidence-Based Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling: Findings from the Field” PowerPoint: RRTC-EBP VR Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation Transcript of Presentation: RRTC-EBP VR Lui-Anderson Supporting EBP …

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Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques: Rationales and Examples

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What we have learned from Motivational Interviewing is that how information is presented can affect how it is received. When relevant, new information should be presented in a neutral, nonjudgmental, and sensitive manner that empowers clients to make more informed decisions about quitting or changing a risky or problem behavior. The following paper outlines some of the Motivational Interviewing Strategies …

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Depression

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“We can see people who have brain injuries. Their lives have been disrupted and so forth, and our response to them can be like, I’d be depressed, too. And so we can kinda think, like, it’s normal to be depressed, and that could lead to a lack of treatment for depression.”  Dr. Chuck Bombardier, University of Washington’s TBI Model System …