Our mission is to develop evidence-based knowledge and tools for vocational rehabilitation practitioners that will improve employment rates, and quality of employment, for people with disabilities. We hope you’ll be able to join us for an online training opportunity, or at an upcoming conference where we can meet you and share information in person.
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Members of the RRTC-EBP VR research team presented on April 8 & 9, 2014 in Bethesda, MD on the theme of “Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Policies to Close the Employment Gap.” Vocational rehabilitation professionals received information to improve employment rates and quality of employment outcomes within the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system. Presentations topics included:
- VR Counselors’ Perception of EBP: Value, Barriers, and Preparation Needs Presenters: Michael Leahy (MSU), Fong Chan (UW-Madison) and John Lui (Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute)
Click here for pdf: VR Counselors’ Perceptions of EBP_ RRTC-EBP VR SoS 04 08 14
- Best Practices in Achieving Employment Outcomes: Findings from a Multiple Case Study of Agencies in the Public Rehabilitation Program Moderator: Michael Leahy (MSU)
Click here for pdf: Best Practices_Employment Outcomes_RRTC-EBP VR SoS 04 09 14
- Personal and Environmental Factors that Support and Encourage Innovation and Best Practices that Lead to Employment Outcomes in Public Rehabilitation. Moderator: Fong Chan and Tim Tansey (UW-Madison)
Click here for pdf: Chan and Tansey Phase III Presentation 4-3-2014
Please click on the links below to access conference handouts:
- SoS Presentation Abstracts
- Overview of RRTC-EBP VR Presentations
- Overview of RRTC-EBP VR
- RRTC-EBP VR Phase II Executive Summary
- RRTC-EBP VR Research Synopsis Spring 2014
Call 855-820-3929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information.
Communities of Practice: Translating Knowledge for Rehabilitation Professionals
14th Annual National Rehabilitation Educators Conference National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) March 12-14, 2014 — Manhattan Beach, CA This interactive session will presented recent research on the use of Communities of Practice (CoP) as a knowledge translation (KT) tool and provided a brief overview of the role CoP plays in bridging the gap between research and practice. We explored how CoPs could serve both as a platform for consumers, educators, researchers, counselors, and employers to develop and implement evidence-based practices and as a way to measure the “success” of KT strategies.