Self-Direction Shows Promising Results for Housing and Employment Outcomes

Date: 05/2018

New research from the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) suggests that mental health self-direction can help support people to live and work in their communities. To explore the effects of self-direction on important functional outcomes like employment and housing, HSRI researchers and colleagues looked at approximately four years’ worth of data from the nation’s largest and longest-standing self-direction effort, FloridaSDC. They found that compared with nonparticipants, self-directing participants were more likely Read More

National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities - Summer 2018

Date: 04/2018

Applications for the University of Delaware's National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities to be held July 15-20 will be accepted through May 16. Applications completed by April 13 are eligible for an early-bird rate!

This week-long, intensive leadership development program is designed for current executive-level leaders and emerging leaders. Participants may work in areas of management or program leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund supports for people with Read More

Sharing Findings on Self-Direction in Mental Health

Date: 02/2018

HSRI Research Associate Bevin Croft shared research findings on self-direction on the recent webinar "Self-Direction through Personalized Budgeting." She shared preliminary results from the United States and England and discussed future directions and funding for research.

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NCI Releases 2016 Survey Report on DSP Employment and Working Conditions

Date: 01/2018

National Core Indicators released its latest report on employment and working conditions for direct support professionals who work with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: The Staff Stability Survey Report. It features the results of the 2016 survey, run in 20 states and DC and covering approximately 3,000 providers.

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In the News: HSRI's Study of Emergency Psychiatric Services for Milwaukee County

Date: 01/2018

On the front page of Sunday’s paper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlighted a study we’re conducting, along with our partners the Wisconsin Policy Forum and the Technical Assistance Collaborative, to determine how best to provide emergency mental health services in Milwaukee County. The study comes at a time when the county’s Behavioral Health Division needs to redesign its continuum of crisis services as it prepares to shut down Read More

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