Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS) is an evidence-based practice that helps people with mental illness and other disabilities identify and acquire part-time or full-time jobs of their choice in the community with rapid job-search and placement services. Click here to visit the Center for Evidence Based Practices webpage.
Let's Talk Video Series is five original video clips designed to increase awareness of how to access to community mental health coverage for deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. Click here to visit the website.
The Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers presented "What you need to know in providing Mental Health Care to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind Community" on June 12, 2017. The presenters for the workshop were Kathleen Mitchell and June Walatkiewicz. The event was video conferenced from the Pathways' Board Room in Marquette to seven Community Mental Health offices throughout Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Click here for the presentation slides.
Kathleen Mitchell, LMSW, ACSW, is a Deaf Licensed Master Social Worker with 20 years’ experience in Community Mental Health system. Kathleen’s work experience includes case management, substance abuse counseling, domestic violence counseling, outpatient therapy and clinical supervision.
June Walatkiewicz, LMSW,ACSW,BEI ll, is a board certified Social Worker with over 25 years’ experience in the Mental Health field. June specializes in Outpatient mental health individuals with hearing loss in the tri-county area. In 2004 she was recognized as Social Work of the Year by NASW-Michigan for her work with the Deaf.