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The Myopic Optimism of the 'Good' Asylum: HSRI Reacts to Recent Articles That Support a Return to Institutionalization

Date: 03/2015

In recent weeks, both the New York Times and the Journal of the American Medical Association published articles that call for a return to asylum-style care for people with serious mental illness. These authors take the stance that the decades-long effort to reform mental health services – a movement away from custodial institutional care and toward community-based supports – is a failure, citing the high numbers of people who have ended up homeless, incarcerated, or receiving Read More

According to HSRI Research, Peer Respites Hold Promise for Reducing the System’s Reliance on Institutional Treatment

Date: 03/2015

Those of us who are concerned about the state of the behavioral health service system would agree that voluntary, cost-effective services and supports that preclude the need for coerced or institutional treatment should be widely available. Peer respites may be one component of such a system.

This month, two of our nation’s most respected publications, the New York Times and the Journal of the American Medical Association, published opinion pieces Read More

Take a Look! HSRI President Shares NCI Findings in New Video Series

Date: 02/2015

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has produced a series of TED Talk-style videos that highlight issues of interest. HSRI President Val Bradley stars in a video on National Core Indicators (NCI) findings. Val's video is the first under the heading "Supports." To learn more about the core indicators, check out the NCI website.

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Now Available! Papers from the Community Access Unlimited Symposium

Date: 27/2014

Last fall, HSRI President Val Bradley helped facilitate the Community Access Unlimited (CAU) Social Movement Symposium, where participants and speakers explored trends in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities—including participant direction, self-advocacy, self-determination, technology, and managed care—and discussed ways to help expand a progressive inclusion movement to improve people’s lives.   Speakers included Ari Ne’eman from the Autism Self Advocacy Network, Ansley Bacon and Read More

Job Opening: Developmental Disabilities Policy Associate

Date: 12/2014

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) seeks a full-time Policy Associate to work within our intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) studies team in our Tualatin, Oregon office.  HSRI is an equal opportunity non-profit organization that conducts research and evaluation and provides training and technical assistance in the fields of child welfare, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to participate in projects to advise Read More

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