News and Notes 190 November 18

Research and resources from the NIDILRR community available from NARIC in observance of National Family Caregivers Month; new factsheets on SCI available from MSKTC; Pathways RTC researcher Tamara Sale featured in article on schizophrenia in Huffington Post Highline; Dawn Ehde from Aging RRTC interviewed on self-management and MS in Archives Podcast by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); KTER hosts webcast, Accessing Information on Employment by Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury: Facebook as a Knowledge Translation Strategy; Rehabilitation Services Administration debutes a newly redesigned central portal, National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM).

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2015-11-18
NARIC news: 

November is National Family Caregivers Month, sponsored by the Caregiver Action Network (CAN). Millions of Americans provide care and support for a loved one with a disability, from parents of children with special needs to adult children caring for their aging parents. Caregiving can put a strain on home and work life, but there are resources families can turn to for support. Visit CAN and the Family Caregiver Alliance for help. In addition, we have a collection of research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere on family caregiving in our library and our information specialists are available to help find support in your community.

Resource Highlight: 

New SCI Factsheets
The NIDILRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) (H133A110004) has released three new factsheets on spinal cord injury (SCI). Two factsheets focus on bladder management: Bladder Management Options Following SCI provides information about common methods to manage one's bladder; Surgical Alternatives for Bladder Management Following SCI discusses two surgery options that can be used as bladder management strategies. Driving After SCI describes resources and steps to take when returning to driving after injury. All three factsheets are available in English and Spanish.

News items: 

RRTC Researcher Featured in Huffington Post
Tamara Sale, a member of the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures (Pathways RTC) (H133B140039), is featured in Stop the madness, an article on schizophrenia in the Huffington Post Highline. Ms. Sale discussed early intervention in treatment of schizophrenia, as well as her family's experience with mental illness. This project is also supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

ACRM Podcast Highlights Self-Management and MS
Dawn Ehde, PhD, from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Healthy Aging and Physical Disability (Aging RRTC) (H133B130008), was interviewed for the Archives Podcast by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). Dr. Ehde discussed her study of a telephone-delivered self-management intervention for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), published in the November 2015 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (abstract).

Grantee event: 

Webcast: Accessing Information on Employment by Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury: Facebook as a Knowledge Translation Strategy TODAY
The NIDILRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) (90DP0077) will host a webcast, Accessing Information on Employment by Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury: Facebook as a Knowledge Translation Strategy, TODAY, 2-2:45 ET. Katherine J. Inge, PhD, OTR, and Carolyn W. Graham, PhD, from Virginia Commonwealth University will present findings from a study that used Facebook to provide information on evidence-based employment practices to individuals with traumatic brain injury. Presenters will discuss the need for future research on using social media as a knowledge translation strategy. Registration is free and required.

Elsewhere in the Community: 

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
The Rehabilitation Services Administration debuted a newly redesigned National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM). This central portal provides access to a wide range of vocational rehabilitation training and education resources and offers users the opportunity to upload and disseminate their own rehabilitation training materials. The portal features new acquisitions, RSA webinars and announcements, and an archived collection of more than 50 years of training resources.