Ask Me Anything about Employment with Joe Marrone

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"Ask Me Anything" Employment Series!

National Resource Center on Employment

You’re invited to ask an expert about coping with mental health problems that interfere with work.

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET, Joe Marrone, via webinar, will answer any questions you have related to funding and polities supporting employment in mental health systems of care.

This free, online event is not a presentation, but rather an interactive question & answer webinar.

Regardless of whether you are a person living with a mental health condition, a family member, an administrator of a service, a provider, a researcher—you can use the time to ask anything related to mental health problems that interfere with work to our guest expert.

For example, you could ask about:

  • What gets in the way of creating more funding and policies supporting employment in mental health systems of care? What has been done successfully to support this?

  • How do mental health systems of care reinforce employment as an essential part of a Recovery-Oriented system of care rather than just funding some "boutique" small supported employment programs?

  • What should be the respective roles of VR and mental health systems in developing and funding employment for people with mental health conditions?

Joe Marrone is a Senior Program Manager for Public Policy at the Institute for Community Inclusion/ UMASS BOSTON and is also Coordinator of Training/ TA at the NIDRR funded Vocational Rehabilitation and VR Management RRTCs based at ICI and the RSA funded 5 year research grant on helping Social Security recipients achieve economic self-sufficiency. In addition, he is a currently working with Tribal and Alaska Native VR programs across the country on various projects. He was formerly the Associate Director of the largest community mental health center in Washington State as well as having a 17 year career in public VR. He has consulted, trained, & lectured in all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Asia, and Europe. He has over 40 years direct service/administrative experience in delivering rehabilitation services and in community mental health. He has lectured and published extensively on policy and program issues in employment services, marketing job applicants with disabilities to employers, workplace supports, psychiatric rehabilitation, program management, quality assurance and program accountability in human services, workforce development, community rehabilitation, welfare to work issues, and consumer empowerment. Joe has been on the staffs of the New England Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Program and the University of Massachusetts at Boston, the Michigan State University Long -Term Training Grant in Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as of the University of Pittsburgh/Western Psychiatric Institute's National Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Grant. He has also been an Adjunct Faculty Member of the New England School of Professional Psychology and the Boston University School of Medicine. He is also on the Editorial Boards of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Psychiatric Services, Journal of Mental Health, American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research.


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Boston University provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please send an email to psyrehab@bu.edu 14 days prior to the event with the specific accommodations you require. If less than 14 days remain until the event, please submit your request the same day you register, or as soon as possible, so we can make every effort to accommodate you.

This event is supported by funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5029-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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