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PNGImage  Commentary: Change Resistors: People Who Block Change Initiatives and 5 Tips to Overcome Resistance
Citation: Armbruster, Sonja, Moran, John, and Beitsch, Leslie. (2013) Commentary: Change Resistors: People Who Block Change Initiatives and 5 Tips to Overcome Resistance. J. Public Health Management Practice, 19, 5. 483-484

PNGImage  An OD Engagement at a Hospital in Bolivia

Citation: Cole, Angelyn R., Maddox, Jim, Reed, Tommy, Sherman, Denise Curry, Strausz, Teresa, Swilley, Lori, and White, Daniel. (2013) An OD Engagement at a Hospital in Bolivia. OD Practioner, 45, 3. 36-42

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Pillars of Peer Support
Citation: Daniels, A., Grant, E., Filson, B., Powell, I., Fricks, L., Goodale, L. (Ed), Pillars of Peer Support: Transforming Mental Health Systems of Care Through Peer Support Services, www.pillarsofpeersupport.org; January, 2010.

The Pillars of Peer Support Services was held in November 2009, in an attempt to examine the levels of state support necessary for a strong peer workforce. CCSR worked with several other organizations to develop a comprehensive report of the findings of the summit.

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The development and implementation of a statewide certified peer specialist program
Citation: Grant, E.A., Swink, N., Reinhart, C., and Wituk, S. (2010) The development and implementation of a statewide certified peer specialist program. Brown, L.D. & Wituk, S. (Eds.). Mental health self-help: Consumer and family initiatives. New York: Springer.

A Statewide Collaboration to Build the Leadership and Organizational Capacity of Consumer Run Organizations (CROs)
Citation: Dziadkowiec, O., Reinhart, C., Vu, C., Shagott, T., Keele-Lien, A., Banta, A., Wituk, S. & Meissen, G. (2010) A Statewide Collaboration to Build the Leadership and Organizational Capacity of Consumer Run Organizations (CROs). Brown, L.D. & Wituk, S. (Eds.). (in press). Mental health self-help: Consumer and family initiatives. New York: Springer.
 

Building on earlier patient-empowerment movements, consumer- and advocate-driven mental health self-help (MHSH) initiatives currently outnumber traditional mental health organizations. At the same time, this apparent success raises significant questions about their short-term efficacy and their value to lasting recovery. Mental Health Self-Help assembles the state of the evidence on the effectiveness of MHSH, beginning with the individual and larger social factors behind the expansion of consumer-directed services. Clearly organized and accessibly written, the book traces the development and evolution of MHSH as both alternative and adjunct to traditional mental health structures, offers research-based perspectives on the various forms of MHSH, and identifies potential areas for consumer initiatives to work with—and help improve—mental health systems.

Mental Health Self-Help: Consumer and Family Initiatives can be found on Amazon


Serving Others to Inspire Community Change around the Globe: An Interview with Balbir Mathur
Citation: Grant, E.A. (2010) Serving Others to Inspire Community Change around the Globe: An Interview with Balbir Mathur. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. 1,1

CCSR's Emily Grant interviews Balbir Mathur, founder of Trees for Life (TFL) International - an initiative started in the early 1980's to help teach villagers in India how to plant and care for fruit trees. Since then, TFL has spread across the globe promoting empowerment amongst community leaders.


Educating Community Psychologists for Community Practice: A survey of Grad Training Programs
Citation: Dziadkowiec, O., & Jimenez, T. (2009) Educating Community Psychologists for Community Practice: A survey of Grad Training Programs. The Community Psychologist. 42, 4. 10-17


Certified Peer Specialists: Transplanting a program into the Heartland
Citation: Swink, N. & Grant, E.A. (2009) Certified Peer Specialists: Transplanting a program into the Heartland. The Community Psychologist. 42, 4. 54-56


Graduate Student Life at the Center for Community Support and Research at Wichita State University
Citation: Betzen, D., Dziadkowiec, O., Elias-Rodas, D. (2008) Graduate Student Life at the Center for Community Support and Research at Wichita State University. The Community Psychologist. 4, 3/4. 56-59


Guiding Principles for Youth Civic Engagement
Citation: Gregory, T., Augustin, T., Betzen, D., Elias-Rodas, D., & Thomas, M. (2008). Guiding Principles for Youth Civic Engagement The Community Psychologist. 4, 3/4. 62-66