Family Advocacy for IPS Supported Employment
As part of the Johnson & Johnson – Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program, the Family Advocacy for IPS Supported Employment Project was established to engage family members and family advocacy groups in our collective efforts. The goals are to:
In 2009, the other states in the larger program were invited to submit an application to form a second group in the Family Advocacy for IPS Supported Employment Project. Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, and South Carolina were invited to be part of the project. They identified family members, met at Dartmouth and began developing flowcharts to determine goals, objectives and strategies for their state family teams.
Other efforts to engage and include family members in IPS supported employment have included ongoing discussions with NAMI National, presentations at NAMI’s national conference and articles about IPS supported employment in NAMI’s online newsletter. Further, Michael Fitzpatrick, Executive Director NAMI, and David Shern, President and CEO Mental Health America, are members of the Johnson & Johnson-Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program advisory board.