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Education

PWDF provides guest speaking, workshops and free public seminars, examples of which include:

  • Disabled students in elementary and secondary schools, coping skills and sensitivity training;
  • Accommodating Students with Psychiatric Disabilities in Colleges and Universities;
  • Health Care Issues for People with Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities (focus: Emergency Room Triage Issues);
  • Multiculturalism and Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Work Incentive Programs

Training Video and Audio Materials:

  • Social Security Work Incentive Programs. Available in 1 hour CD.
  • Accommodating Employees and Job Applicants with Psychiatric Disabilities in the Workplace. Also in 30 minute training video.
  • Housing Issues for People with Psychiatric and Developmental Disabilities. Available in 1 hour CD.
  • “Understanding Employees and Job Applicants with Psychiatric Disabilities.” This training video focuses on medical and vocational aspects associated with invisible disabilities in the workplace, functional limitations and ways to provide reasonable accommodations, if necessary.

Visit the PWDF Online Store to view our training videos

PWDF Seminars:

PWDF Seminar: Abuse Against People with Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities Part 2: Prisons, Jails, and Law Enforcement (November 10, 2014)

Seminar 14 MC script 11-20-14

See Seminar: Abuse Against People with Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities Part 2: Prisons, Jails, and Law Enforcement

Seminar Handouts and News Articles:  (uploads and links in progress)

Coleman v. Wilson, 912 F. Supp. 1282 (E.D.Cal. 1995)

Coleman v. Brown CIV. S-90-520 LKK/DAD (PC) (E.D. Cal. Apr. 10, 2014)

Coleman v. Brown CIV. S-90-520 LKK/DAD (PC) (E.D. Cal. Aug. 29, 2014)

Stanford Law School Report: When did prisons become acceptable mental healthcare facilities?

CBS Sacramento: “Video Shows Guards Pepper Spraying Mentally Ill Inmates in California Prisons”   

Los Angeles Times: “Tapes show inmates forced from cells by guards using pepper spray”

PWDF Seminar: Abuse Against People with Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities: Physical, Sexual, and Verbal Abuse in Institutional and Community Settings (August  18, 2014)

See Seminar (rough edit): Abuse Against People with Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities: Physical, Sexual, and Verbal Abuse in Institutional and Community Settings

Seminar Handouts and Resources: What is Child Abuse?    Disability Rights CA Laws and Regulations Regarding Behavioral Restraint & Seclusion    DOJ Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012 Statistical Tables    Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Developmental Disabilities    DRC Reporting Abuse of an Elder or Adult with Disability    Kripke PWDF Forum on Abuse    UCSF Office of Developmental Primary Care

 

PWDF Seminar: Overcoming Barriers to Physical Health Care Access — People with Mental Disabilities Have Shorter Life Spans (September 30, 2013)

Seminar Speaker Biographies

Please read the seminar introduction before watching the video.

Handouts:

Access to Health Care Fact Sheet     A Stereotype that Harms People with Mental Health Challenges

Definitions of Stigma and Discrimination     People First Language in Mental Health

Template Letter from Psychiatrist to GP

See PWDF Seminar: Overcoming Barriers to Physical Health Care Access – People with Mental Disabilities Have Shorter Life Spans

MCLE Evaluation FormPlease return completed form to:

People With Disabilities Foundation
Public Awareness and Education Program
507 Polk Street, Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94102

PWDF is a continuing education provider:

  • PWDF is a State Bar of California MCLE Provider.
  • PWDF is a Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)  Continuing Education provider.