The project Toolkit of Recovery Promoting Competencies for Mental Health Rehabilitation Providers is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). It is one of NIDRR’s Field Initiated Projects and falls within the funding priority of participation and community living. This particular project is based in Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and is led by Marianne Farkas, ScD and Zlatka Russinova, PhD.
The purpose of this project is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate two Recovery Promoting Competencies Toolkits. The first toolkit is aimed to prepare providers of mental health and rehabilitation services to serve Latino clients, while the second prepares them to serve non-Latino clients. These toolkits strengthen and augment the recovery promoting competencies of providers in three ways: (1) increase a provider’s attention to the factors that people with psychiatric disabilities may regard as important in aiding recovery; (2) increase a provider’s knowledge about recovery and the abovementioned factors; and (3) increase a provider’s ability to use approaches and skills relating to core relationships so as to advocate recovery from serious mental illnesses. These toolkits are developed using the research findings from previous NIDRR funded studies on the development of the Recovery Promoting Scale for providers serving Latinos and non-Latinos.
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