Mental Health Program for Women with SCI

Categorized: Consumer Opportunities

Online Group Psychological Health Promotion Program for Women with Spinal Cord Injury

The Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Research Center (SCIDR) at TIRR Memorial Hermann is recruiting for a study to test a psychological health promotion program for women with spinal cord injury (SCI).

The 10-week group program, Zest: A Psychological Health Promotion Program for Women with SCI, or simply Zest, is delivered in the online virtual world of Second Life. Eligible participants will be randomized (like flipping a coin) to either the Zest program or a control group. All participants will complete online assessments at three time points. Participants will receive a small payment for their time.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a woman at least 18 years of age;
  • Have had a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and are a least one year post injury;
  • Have access to a computer with high speed internet connection;
  • Are able to use a computer and communicate in online group conversations in English

 

For more information, contact by emailZest@memorialhermann.org or by phone: 713.797.7572

The Kansas Disability Caucus, Inc. would like to announce registration is open for the Kansas Online Disability Caucus on August 12th-14th. After our Board had to make a difficult decision to cancel the in person Disability Caucus event on the same dates in Topeka, we felt it important that we provide some sessions online. We are excited with the sessions to be presented to provide important information to the Kansas disability community, as well as gather information from you all to give us direction of where our advocacy efforts should be focused. The KDC Board strongly believes in “Nothing About Us Without Us”. This is your opportunity to provide input and learn more about exercising your right to vote. And it is all FREE!!!! Deadline for registration is July 26th.

Check out the attached announcement and register online! (First one is a Word Document, second is PDF)

KS Disability Caucus – Online Announcement 2020

KS Disability Caucus – Online Announcement 2020

Researchers with the Great Lakes ADA Center in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago are seeking participants to complete an online survey about work, internet use, and disability rights.

Who is eligible for this study?
Survey participates must:
Identify as having a disability.
Be 18-24 years old.
Work or be currently seeking employment.
Live in the United States.

What does the research involve?
It involves an online survey that includes questions about how and where you work, how you use different social networking websites, and your familiarity with disability rights related issues. You do not need to have any prior knowledge in order to participate. Survey participants can enter a drawing for one of eight $50 Amazon gift cards.

Questions? Contact:
Robert Gould, PhD (Principal Investigator).
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director of Research, Great Lakes ADA Center
Department of Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
rgould3@uic.edu
(312) 413- 2299

National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, is offering the following supports:

First, we are implementing monthly workshops via online to provide educational topics.  To do this, we are seeking workshop topics and presenters.  If interested in submitting a workshop proposal, you can learn more at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020-2021_Online_Workshops

Second, we implemented an online support group for Front Line, Essential Workers.  Is a secured platform and password protected.  Please share the registration link with those in your network who may be in need of some support during these challenging times.  Please register for Essential Worker NAMI Connection Group for Kansas on June 15, 2020 7:00 PM CDT at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/526593908598952715

Third, our first Educational Workshop is scheduled for July 17, 3p – 4p.  The workshop topic is on NAMI HelpLines, “Who Ya Gonna Call?  NAMI HelpLines!” Please share the registration link with those in your network: Who Ya Gonna Call? NAMI HelpLines! on Jul 17, 2020 3:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4801870051254978829

The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking 4 new council members. Two self-advocates, one Non-Profit concerned with IDD Services, and one non-governmental organization concerned with IDD Services.  If you are interested complete this KCDD Council Application and email it to kcdd@kcdd.org  or mail to:

Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities
900 SW Jackson St.
Landon State Office Building, Room #569
Topeka, KS 66612

Please join us for an informative session on Self-Directing your Home and Community Based Services. Topics will include information on:

  • How to Recruit, Select, Interview, Hire, Train, Supervise and Dismiss Direct Support Workers (DSWs)
  • Understanding Enhanced Care Services (Sleep Cycle Support)
  • KS AuthentiCare (the Electronic Visit Verification Call In System)
  • Having a Backup Plan (of DSWs)
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Snacks Provided
Drawings will be held for prizes!
Friday, October 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bourbon County Senior Center
26 N Main St, Fort Scott

Space is limited! Please call Mandy Kline or Becky Brewer at 1-800-580-7245 to reserve your spot!

Please join us for an informative session on Self-Directing your Home and Community Based Services. Topics will include information on:

  • How to Recruit, Select, Interview, Hire, Train, Supervise and Dismiss Direct Support Workers (DSWs)
  • Understanding Enhanced Care Services (Sleep Cycle Support)
  • KS AuthentiCare (the Electronic Visit Verification Call In System)
  • Having a Backup Plan (of DSWs)
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Snacks Provided
Drawings will be held for prizes!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Magic Circle Apartments in the south community room
301 Magic Circle Road, Eureka

Space is limited!  Please call Mandy Kline or Becky Brewer at 1-800-580-7245 to reserve your spot!

Are you, or is someone you know an individual living with a disability who is passionate about working with young people? If so, please apply! DC Design is currently recruiting Project Partners for the 2019 Design the Future program at University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS): July 29-August 3, and August 5-10!  A program overview can be watched here and more information and applications can be found at: youdesignthefuture.com

apply to be a design partner with design the future today at youdesignthefuture.com when & where: university of kansas july 29 - aug 3 and aug 5-10th, 2019

 

Please join us for an informative session on Self-Directing your Home and Community Based Services. Topics will include information on:

  • How to Recruit, Select, Interview, Hire, Train, Supervise and Dismiss Direct Support Workers (DSWs)
  • Understanding Enhanced Care Services (Sleep Cycle Support)
  • KS AuthentiCare (the Electronic Visit Verification Call In System)
  • Having a Backup Plan (of DSWs)
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Snacks Provided

Drawings will be held for prizes!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Park Place Apartments
207 South 6th Street, Osage City

Space is limited! Please call Mandy Kline or Becky Brewer at 1-800-580-7245 to reserve your spot!

Please join us for an informative session on Self-Directing your Home and Community Based Services. Topics will include information on:

  • How to Recruit, Select, Interview, Hire, Train, Supervise and Dismiss Direct Support Workers (DSWs)
  • Understanding Enhanced Care Services (Sleep Cycle Support)
  • KS AuthentiCare (the Electronic Visit Verification Call In System)
  • Having a Backup Plan (of DSWs)
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Snacks Provided

Drawings will be held for prizes!

Monday, May 20, 2019
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Broadview Towers Apartments
110 W. 6th Ave, Emporia

Space is limited! Please call Mandy Kline or Becky Brewer at 1-800-580-7245 to reserve your spot!