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Orientation & Technical Assistance Guide for State Vocational Rehabilitation Directors RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information State Developed Resource

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 11/17/2021 | U.S. Department of Education

This orientation is provided to support new state vocational rehabilitation (VR) directors in the important work of administering Federal programs within their state funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), including the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, the State Supported Employment Services Program, and the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program. RSA developed this guide to provide quick and efficient access to information and technical assistance resources related to the administration of these programs.
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Emerging Lessons for Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs: Managing Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy | Published 11/16/2021 | U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sponsored the Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) initiative. The initiative focused on building capacity for inclusive apprenticeship programs. It also focused on developing and disseminating resources and tools to make apprenticeship onboarding and recruitment, education and training, and workplace experiences and mentoring more inclusive, specifically for people with disabilities. In particular, the initiative sought to learn how inclusive practices from education, workplace, and work-based learning settings could be applied to apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs
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Perspectives on Apprenticeship

Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship | Published 11/16/2021 | Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship

This resource is designed to help employers better understand the benefits of inclusive apprenticeship programs and how collaborating with apprenticeship intermediaries, disability advocates, and people with disabilities can help create inclusive apprenticeship programs that enable job seekers with disabilities to gain credentials and skills to succeed in growing industries.
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Working with Older Adults with Anxiety RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OI-TAC, National Research & Training Center

We all deal with stress in our lives, but when we have ineffective or negative coping strategies an anxiety disorder may develop. This can occur at any age and can increase in severity with age, difficult life transitions, and physical disabilities. It is important for service providers to identify and understand how to work effectively with consumers with anxiety disorders. This resource covers strategies for providers with individuals with anxiety.
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Working with Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments RSA Funded - Full or Partial

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center

Memory problems and cognitive impairments are common for older adults. The frequency and severity of the problems are what differentiate between normal age-appropriate cognitive functioning and conditions such as mild cognitive impairment, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This resource provides strategies for providers on working with older adults with cognitive impairments.
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Working with Older Adults with Depression RSA Funded - Full or Partial

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center

It is not uncommon for older adults who are dealing with a chronic illness or grieving a loss to feel depressed. However, feeling depressed is sometimes a phrase used to describe sadness or grief, and is not indicative of a depressive disorder. Depression is more than feeling sad; it is a medical illness. Depression is not a part of normal aging, but it is common in older adults. This resource gives strategies for providers to use while working with older adults with depression.
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Working with Older Adults Experiencing Grief RSA Funded - Full or Partial

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center

For older adults experiencing vision loss, grief is part of the adjustment process and is one of the most prevalent mental health concerns. As we age, we can experience many losses; people we love, abilities, activities we enjoyed, and the former perception of ourselves. All these losses need to be processed in a healthy way to prevent impairment. If grief is not processed in a healthy way it can lead to mental health conditions such as substance abuse, depression or anxiety disorders. This fact sheet covers strategies for providers to utilize while working with older adults experiencing grief.
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Working with Older Adults with a Substance Abuse Disorder RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center

Some older adults who are having difficulty coping with challenges in their lives use substances such as alcohol or drugs to ease suffering. Sometimes this is a conscious choice and other times, people begin abusing substances without conscious intent. It is important for providers to be aware of substance abuse disorders and ask questions. This resource provides strategies for providers working with older adults with a Substance Abuse Disorder.
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Vocational Rehabilitation Self-Employment Guide

UM Rural Institute on Inclusive Communities, RTC:Rural, University of Montana UMOnline and Media Arts, Utah Office of Rehabilitation Services, Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Advisors | Published 10/21/2021 | UM Rural Institute on Inclusive Communities, RTC:Rural

The VR Self-Employment Guide is a multimedia website designed to help people with disabilities and vocational rehabilitation counselors understand the self-employment process. Includes self-study modules, videos, worksheets, counselor reviews,
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Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education | Published 10/19/2021 | Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education

This resource was created by the U.S. Department of Education to provide focused information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and social and emotional well-being among children, youth, students, and college students
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Resources from the NCRTM Library RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NCRTM | Published 10/1/2021 | NCRTM

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) is your go-to resource for locating vocational rehabilitation (VR) information, technical assistance, and training. This document covers the available resources, upcoming and on-demand events, as well as accessibility resources.
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Syllabus Template - TVRS 301: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: History RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Provides an overview of Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR), including the history, the relationship between state vocational rehabilitation agencies and TVR agencies, and the role of TVR counselors in partnering with and serving individuals with disabilities. Introduces various types of disabilities and methods for testing functionalities related to independence and levels of employability.
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Syllabus Template - TVRS 302: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Communication RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Introduces the VR agency as an investment in people and how TVR staff must communicate in ways that show respect in all points of the process, including applicant and participant rights, eligibility determination, informed choice, and confidentiality. Overview of strategies for informing and communicating with the TVR agency’s Governing Body.
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Syllabus Template - TVRS 303: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Assessment and Eligibility RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Provides an overview of the process of gathering essential information to determine Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) eligibility, including confidentiality guidelines, factors used in determining eligibility, the six essential eligibility criteria, the closure procedures for those not meeting eligibility, and the transition between eligibility and the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).
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Syllabus Template - TVRS 304: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: IPE Development RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Presents the process for the qualified individual to develop an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE), including informed choice, methods for establishing the targeted employment outcome, and using amendments. Introduces strategies for case management, including a grid for planning and tracking services and a database for information for annual reporting.
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Syllabus Template - TVRS 305: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Case Management RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Presents the requirements for case record documentation, case records retention, and effective ways to organize case records. Introduces the concept and importance of the team approach in agencies to ensure that participant needs are addressed and that case organization and team management produces higher-quality participant employment outcomes.
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Syllabus Template - TVRS 306: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Job Search and Employment RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Presents the definition of employment used in vocational rehabilitation. Introduces concepts such as trial work experiences, the role of employers, the use of Community Rehabilitation Programs in work-related assessments and focused training, and post-employment services. Provides an overview of approaches and techniques for job-seeking skills, including using online employment resources.
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Syllabus Template - TVRS 307: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Resource Management RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Presents the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) agency management system from a counselor perspective, including planning and using a budget, collecting caseload data, and performance reporting. Also covers building partnerships with other Tribal departments, local agencies, and employers to provide holistic services and to diversify client service funding sources.
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TVRS 308: Addictions and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Services RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Provides an overview of the effects of substance use and other types of addiction. Identifies different types of treatment, both tribally-based and mainstream. Reviews implications and best practices for counselors providing TVR services for participants reporting addictions including eligibility determination, plan development, and service provision. This includes the syllabus and detailed class notes with additional resources.
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TVRS 309: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Medical Aspects RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Includes syllabus, class notes, course materials, discussion board topics and more for teaching this course. Provides an overview of the etiology, prognosis, treatment, and vocational implications of major disabling conditions, with an emphasis on physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments. Includes an introduction to culturally-relevant services, therapeutic services, restorative techniques, medical terminology, and assistive technology. The class notes contain descriptions of many disabilities and notes on culturally relevant services.
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TVRS 310: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Psychiatric Disabilities RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

This course and supplemental materials provide an overview of the major psychiatric disorders, including diagnosis, assessment, and treatment and explores behavioral health and culturally-relevant services. Examines the role of the TVR counselor as an integral part of the treatment team. Class notes with resources, discussion board topics, quizzes and more are contained on a zip drive.
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TVRS 311: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Financial Management RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Syllabus and supplemental course materials provide an overview of financial management of TVR programs, with a focus on the responsibilities of directors. Topics include building and managing new and existing TVR agencies; regulatory considerations; managing program grant funds; monitoring cases and services; management of staff, caseloads, and services; and hiring and supervising staff. Includes class notes and discussion board topics
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TVRS 312: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Advanced Techniques RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Syllabus and supplemental course materials provide continued development and refinement of communication and counseling skills in a Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation setting, including motivational interviewing and mindfulness. Includes an emphasis on using techniques in a culturally-relevant manner and understanding participant behavior from their cultural perspective
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TVRS 313: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Ethics in TVR Services RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Syllabus and supplemental materials provide an overview of professional responsibility, confidentiality, privacy, participant rights, and grievance processes in the context of ethical TVR professional practice. Decision-making models for resolving ethical dilemmas are examined as are codes of professional ethics with a focus on ethical considerations in Tribal communities.
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Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (IRI): Index of Publications (1963-2015) Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

Arkansas CURRENTS, George Washington University, West Virginia University, Stout | Published 9/22/2021 | Arkansas CURRENTS, George Washington University, West Virginia University, Stout

For over 50 years, the IRI was a national forum for discussing the challenges facing the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program. IRI publications provide a unique perspective on emerging issues in vocational rehabilitation as both the topics and the content are developed by practitioners. This document contains links to all available IRI documents beginning with the ones that have been remediated for accessibility by New Editions Consulting, Inc. from 2016 - 2021 under Contract No. ED-OSE-16-Q-0006 from the U.S. Department of Education. While much of the content remains relevant to the field, please note the date of the original publication and that subsequent changes in laws and regulations may supersede some content.
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