Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation "Partners In Employment" Free Webinar Series The Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is excited to announce the upcoming webinar series on Partnering for Employment. They will address three of the potential partners that can help to achieve successful employment for persons with mental health conditions: Employers, Families and Providers. There is no cost to register and you may select any or all of the presentations. The registration period is very short so please register now to take advantage of the series. ________________________________ Employers as Partners & Mental Health Wellness at Work Wed., Nov.15, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:15 PM ET Beth Butler, JD, Executive Director of the North Carolina Business Leadership Network, is a Human Resource professional with over 20 years of experience providing expertise to Fortune 500 companies on Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations and disability inclusion strategies. She has specialized skills in promoting full accessibility to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce, the marketplace, and supply of workers. She is an individual with a disability and will address making the workplace a successful environment for employees with mental health conditions. ________________________________ Families as Partners - A Rich Resource Tues., Nov. 21, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:15 PM ET. Kathleen Considine, MSW, is Vice President of National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts, Facilitator of Plymouth NAMI group, Advocate, and statewide Trainer for NAMI MA. She also has worked with NAMI NJ. Ms. Considine will share her perspectives on the value of employment for individuals and their families, her experiences as an advocate and guidance for families on how to best support family members, with mental health conditions for successful employment. ________________________________ Employment Collaboratives - Providers & Employers Join Forces Wed., Nov. 29 from 3:00 to 4:15 PM ET Hugh Bradshaw, Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Creative Workforce Solutions, Coordinator for the Employment Collaboratives for the state of Vermont; Stephanie Marks, Riverside Community Care, Employment Collaborative Coordinator for the state of MA; and David Smith, Director of Employment for the Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth, NH, will introduce us to this effort in New England. They will share the history of Employment Collaborative development and the profound impact it has had on matching job seekers with disabilities to meaningful employment. It is a three-way win: the job seeker becomes employed; the employer has access to qualified employees; and the providers help their job seekers to be successful - all occurring in an efficient exchange. Presenters will describe how the Collaboratives function, challenges that occurred, elements of success, and how trust is developed and maintained. They will address what it has meant to persons with mental health conditions in particular. ________________________________ Register for the FREE webinar series! ________________________________ The contents of this project were developed under a grant with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5029-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.