PRA eNews: April 2019

The April 2019 edition of Policy Research Associates, Inc.’s monthly newsletter includes announcements, publications, and the latest posts from the PRA blog.

This newsletter features the following headlines:

  • Achieving Well-Being in Recovery: A Review of Existing Measures
  • Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice
  • New PRA Well-Being Podcast
  • PRI’s 2019 MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge Behavioral Health Meeting Recap
  • Recent Stories from the PRA Blog

PRA Well-Being is excited to announce the release of a new publication, Achieving Well-Being in Recovery: A Review of Existing Measures. This resource is designed to help those working with individuals who have mental health conditions access tools that measure wellness and/or well-being in order to assess areas of improvement after participation in a program, intervention, or other treatment.

Developed specifically for juvenile probation, detention, and corrections professionals, the Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice (MHT-JJ) provides critical information and strategies for interacting with youth experiencing mental health challenges, substance use disorders, or traumatic stress. The MHT-JJ provides research-based instruction that increases juvenile justice practitioner knowledge, developing and enhancing skills to support effective and safe interactions with youth.

In the latest Well-Being podcast, members of PRA’s Leadership Team talk about what occupational wellness means to them and how they foster this dimension of wellness for themselves and the staff they supervise. Suggestions are offered that can translate to any number of workplace environments, including discussions about work-life balance, professional development, employee recognition, and more.

Policy Research, Inc. (PRI; PRA’s sister non-profit) provides intensive technical assistance to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge Network sites to help these jurisdictions reduce the over-incarceration of individuals with behavioral health disorders. In March 2019, PRI held its annual Behavioral Health Meeting in Harris County, Texas, which brought together 20 Safety and Justice Challenge sites to advance their strategies.

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