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Handbook on Supported Education: Providing Services for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

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This book offers step-by-step guidelines for working with people with psychiatric disabilities as they return to educational settings. Easy-to-understand explanations of legislation, behavioral intervention, medication, and other complex topics, as well as stories of real-life experiences from onset through recovery make this an invaluable resource. Disability service providers, GED instructors, rehabilitation specialists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, psychiatric nurses, case managers, social workers, ...
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Overview

This book offers step-by-step guidelines for working with people with psychiatric disabilities as they return to educational settings. Easy-to-understand explanations of legislation, behavioral intervention, medication, and other complex topics, as well as stories of real-life experiences from onset through recovery make this an invaluable resource. Disability service providers, GED instructors, rehabilitation specialists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, psychiatric nurses, case managers, social workers, residential providers, and other mental health professionals will find all the information they need to provide effective supported education services in this concise volume.
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Offers step-by-step guidelines for educators working with people with psychiatric disabilities as they return to educational settings. Chapters cover topics such as: historical perspectives; explanations of the nature of mental disorders; legal obligations and applicable case law; faculty, staff, and peer attitudes; treatment issues; federal funding; campus health and safety concerns; educational services in mental health settings; accommodations in educational settings; and successful student strategies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557663528
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Pages: 195
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Emergence of Supported Education: A Rehabilitative Approach 1
2 Understanding Mental Disorders 23
3 Treatment and Interventions for Mental Illness 47
4 Psychiatric Disability Services and the Law 59
5 Providing Accommodations and Services in Educational Settings 79
6 Health and Safety Issues on Campus 101
7 Providing Educational Services in Mental Health Settings 119
8 Funding Supported Education 143
9 Succeeding as a Postsecondary Student 155
10 Personal Experiences: From Onset to Recovery 169
App Human Services Resources 181
Index 183
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