Ask Me Anything about Employment with Len Statham

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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 conditions that interfere with work.

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 2:00-3:00 pm EST, Len Statham, via webinar, will answer any questions you have related to Employment Activation: Let’s get started! The unemployment rate is not our biggest problem…the lack of participation in the workforce is! Join us for an honest conversation about what we need to do as a community to change this unsettling dynamic. This “Ask Me Anything” topic will be a call to arms to empower both providers and individuals with lived experience to begin the conversation we need to have: Why are we settling only for public benefits and how can we activate individuals toward employment?

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 Employment Activation to our guest expert.

For example, you could ask about:

  • What are some strategies we can use to help people move past the fear of losing their benefits when returning to work?
  • How can we empower families to take a greater role in helping their loved ones move toward employment?
  • How do we get others on the treatment team to support employment as a therapeutic intervention?
  • How can we use peers to effectively support individuals “on the fence” about employment?

Len Statham, MS, CBP, CPRP
Len Statham is the Director of Employment and Economic Self-sufficiency Initiatives with the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services. He has worked with people with mental health and substance use issues for more than 20 years, promoting recovery focused services and service provision. Combining his clinical and vocational background, Mr. Statham provides training and technical assistance about employment services and the capabilities of people with behavioral health issues to providers and people in recovery, across New York State and nationally. He has helped facilitate the adoption of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment statewide in Utah, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Colorado. Mr. Statham also works at a national level on SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS-TACS) initiatives as well as with Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Additionally, Len has previously provided training for the National Development & Research Institutes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) for projects in New York and New Jersey.


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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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