May 2014
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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Evidence-Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation (RRTC-EBP VR) 

We develop evidence-based knowledge and tools for VR practitioners that will improve employment rates, and quality of employment, for people with disabilities.   
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RRTC-EBP VR State-of-the-Science Conference:

Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Polices to Close the Employment Gap 


From left to right: John Lui (SVRI), Michael Leahy (MSU), Fong Chan (UW-Madison)



The RRTC-EBP VR highlighted findings from its research projects on evidence-based practice to improve employment rates and quality of employment outcomes within the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system to rehabilitation leaders, practitioners, and researchers in Bethesda, MD, on April 8 & 9, 2014.  Presentations by the RRTC-EBP VR included:


  • VR Counselors Perception of EBP: Value, Barriers, and Preparation Needs
  • Best practices in achieving employment outcomes: Findings from a multiple case study of agencies in the public rehabilitation program
  • Personal and environmental factors that support and encourage innovation and best practices that lead to employment outcomes in public rehabilitation


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Measuring Hope: Use of the Trait Hope Scale for People with Disabilities 

Hope contributes to positive psychosocial adjustment outcomes in people with chronic illness and disability.  It also results in greater life satisfaction, self-esteem, and proactive coping among individuals with spinal cord injuries.   


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