Helping Young Adults Navigate Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Getting the Most out of Vocational Rehabilitation,” a companion tip sheet to the recently released “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?” publication from Pathways’ Career Visions project, explains the types of services vocational rehabilitation provides and the process of applying for services, and offers tips and a case study that illustrate how to obtain successful outcomes from VR.

Events, News

SAMHSA: Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health

SAMHSA’s “Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health” public awareness effort was created in 1994 with the mission to increase awareness around children’s mental health. The “Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health” team works to support SAMHSA-funded sites through the strategic use of social marketing and communications strategies. The overarching purpose of the team is to stimulate support for a comprehensive system of care approach to children’s mental health services.

Watch the Awareness Day press briefing live on May 7 at 10 a.m. EDT on Tune in for the premiere of the Awareness Day virtual event on May 7 at 3 p.m. EDT on

via Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health.


Webinar: Interconnected Systems Framework

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Description: Integration of District and Community Leadership

The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process for blending education and mental health systems through a multi-tiered structure in schools. By bringing school and community mental health providers into established school-wide systems of positive behavior supports, the ISF promotes a prevention-based continuum of mental health promotion and supports embedded in all 3 tiers of multi-tiered systems of behavioral support in schools.

This webinar will describe the early phases of exploration, adoption, and installation of ISF within a district and community. Key features such as district and community data, resource mapping, gap analysis, and action planning will be described. Guides for conversations regarding funding, data, and selection of evidence-based practices will be shared along with examples from exemplar sites.

The target audience for this webinar includes all members of the IDEA Community of Practice on School Based Behavioral Health and related stakeholders in states, districts, schools, and systems of care communities interested in expanding mental health services through ISF. Opportunities for question/answer and sharing of experiences among participants will be available during the webinar.

For background information on ISF, visit to view a recorded webinar and other supplemental material that describes ISF in more detail.

Date: April 25th, 1:00-2:30 pm EST

Webinar Access:


Conference: 1 877 512 6886

Conference Code: 2365393812


Complete a Survey! Win an iPad!

Special Education Teachers, Transition Specialists and Teachers: Win an iPad Mini by Completing Survey on Mental Health, Disability and Transition!

The link connects you to a survey conducted by the University of Oregon to learn how of mental health, disability and transition intersect and your needs on this important topic. Findings will provide information about potential needs for professional development. Please complete the 15-25 minute online survey. Upon completion of the short survey you will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini or one of eight gift cards.

The survey will be open for completion and entry into drawing through Friday, March 29, 2013.