The Center for Evidence-Based Practices’ Nicole Clevenger provides an overview of Supported Employment, how it has proved successful in Ohio, and the role it can play in the Wraparound System of Care initiative – Presented by OHIOMHAS and the CIP
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Family and Children First, and the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, and with the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), presented a webinar on Supported Employment and its relation to Ohio’s Wraparound System of Care, designed for all Ohio counties that have chosen to implement services and activities.
The webinar, entitled “Supported Employment for Emerging Adults: Principles and Practice,” will be presented by Nicole Clevenger, MSSA, a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio Supported Employment Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SE CCOE) initiative. In this role, she provides technical assistance (consultation, training, and evaluation) to service organizations that are implementing Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS), the evidence-based practice, which helps people with mental illness and other disabilities find a job of their choice in the community.
The webinar was held Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
According to the SAMHSA, Supported Employment is an approach to vocational rehabilitation for people with serious mental heath challenges, fueled by the belief that everyone with a serious mental illness is capable of working competitively in the community and that such work helps significantly with recovery.