"This anthology of self-reports written by people with mental illness was organized to help overcome the sense of disconnection many people with mental illness experience. It was organized to provide models and mentors for how others have struggled, coped and developed a more solid sense of themselves, their relationships to others, to their living, learning and working environments, and to meaning and purpose in life...This anthology was also written for families of people with mental illness...Finally we have prepared this anthology for mental health professionals."
Summary: Making It Back shows the operation of the Green Door, a "clubhouse" rehabilitation program for the "mentally restored" in Washington, DC. Discusses the purpose and importance of clubhouses, emphasizing the creation and support of employment opportunities, and cooperation between community employers and rehabilitation programs. Just Like Me and You features mental patients who have successfully re-entered the work force. Featured are the Transitional Employment Program of Fountain House, and N.I.M.H.'s Projects with Industry. Discusses why employment is important to recovery, and ensures employers that the "mentally restored" can make good employees
A two day seminar presented by Matrix Research Institute, hosted by the British Columbia Chapter of IAPSRS, supported by the Ministry of Health, Mental Health Services Division & B.C.M.H.S., Riverview Hospital : Port Coquitlam, B.C., February 26, 27, & 28, 1996
Contents: Session 1, Development and implementation of effective individualized written rehabilitation plans (IWRP's) -- Session 2, Working with employers: identifying, developing, and maintaining employment opportunities -- Session 3, Job development and coaching the client from behind the scenes -- Session 4, Translating vocational rehabilitation research into vocational rehabilitation practice -- Session 5, [missing] -- Session 6, Developing effective employment programs: making the transition from day programs to work programs -- Session 7, Designing an evaluation/research structure for agency employment programs