Monthly Archives: May 2012

Progress not Perfection: One Young Woman’s Mental Health Recovery Journey

Approximately 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the United States have a diagnosable mental health or addictive disorder that affects their ability to function. With appropriate treatment and support, these young people can recover and thrive. Awareness is a critical … Continue reading

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In Their Own Words: Former Foster Youth Advocate for Improved Policies

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness about the hundreds of thousands of children and families across the United States who are involved in the foster care system. As explained in Negotiating the Curves Toward Employment: … Continue reading

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The Dog Ate Your Homework? Developing Organization Skills

Organization skills are essential for success in education, employment, and daily life. Today’s blog is part one in a series from PACER’s Simon Technology Center discussing how youth can develop their own individual toolbox of organization skills, and how adults … Continue reading

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Disability Employment Policy — What Are We Missing?

embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt In the YouTube video above, Paul Hippolitus discussing UC Berkeley’s ”Professional Development and Disability” course. Click here to go to the accessible version of this YouTube video. The following blog entry is a cross-post from Disability.Blog, the … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness about Childhood Trauma & Mental Health

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9th, we’re pleased to share the following guest blog by Lisa Rubenstein, Project Officer at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Do … Continue reading

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