New Blog Post on The Riot!

Date: 06/2014

A new blog post is now available on the Riot website.  Guest blogger, Monica Foster, interviewed Megan Jones about life, poetry, and self-pride.

Excerpts from Megan’s poem, “So Many Answers Left Unquestioned” are included in this post.​

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Job Openings: Child and Family Welfare Team at HSRI West

Date: 06/2014

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is pleased to announce position openings in its Child and Family Services Research Team in Tualatin, Oregon. HSRI is a diverse and progressive non-profit firm that conducts research and evaluation and provides training and technical assistance in the fields of child welfare, developmental disabilities and behavioral health. Within the next two months, we expect to hire 2-3 professional staff at the Research Assistant and Research Analyst levels to Read More

HSRI Newsletter March 2014

Date: 03/2014

The HSRI Newsletter (March 2014) was released this week. Topics include:

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Webinar on Reducing Medication Use in Adults with ID/DD

Date: 03/2014

On February 18, Val Bradley and Dorothy Hiersteiner participated in a webinar titled “Reducing Medication Use in Adults with ID/DD,” organized by the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). Val and Dorothy presented NCI findings on rates of psychotropic drug use among the NCI Adult Consumer Survey population and discussed initiatives undertaken by states to manage over-medication. Other webinar presenters demonstrated the findings of state-specific studies into psychotropic drug use Read More

APHA honors HSRI Senior Vice President Steve Leff with Carl Taube Award

Date: 12/2013

Dr. Leff received the Carl Taube Award from the American Public Health Association. The award recognizes scholars who have made important contributions to the field of public mental health. Dr. Leff presented the Carl Taube Award Lecture on Nov. 4 at the annual meeting of the APHA.

“The original planning for the deinstitutionalization of persons with serious mental illness (that is persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other disorders Read More

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