High Supported Employment & Education Engagement in NAVIGATE Patients

Poster C25, Wednesday, October 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Essex Ballroom

Craig Chapman1, Melissa Rosewall2; 1University of Minnesota - M Health

This data examines a NAVIGATE participant’s overall engagement, as well as amenability to disclose his or her mental illness, including whether or not to allow the Supported Employment and Education Specialist (SEE) to correspond with schools and/or employers, to determine successful school and employment retention. The two Twin Cities M Health NAVIGATE teams collected SEE fidelity data for 6 and 12 months, following 15 patients from each team with a diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorder or psychosis unspecified. The measurements included engagement in the number of community appointments, each individual’s work and school goals, amenability to disclose the need for SEE support with schools and employers, level of family support, level of teacher and employer support, the number of jobs gained and/or lost, and whether or not an individual has achieved their school and/or work goal. In comparison to national data pulled from the RA1SE-ETP study, the Twin Cities NAVIGATE teams showed higher initial engagement in SEE services and increased obtained goals. Potential contributing factors to this success might include casual SEE meet-and-greet at the point of patient entry into NAVIGATE, assertive community engagement, experienced and certified CESP SEE specialists, utilization of Individual Resiliency Trainers (IRT) in engagement, coordination and support with Director of Family Therapy (100% of patients live at home), and co-located NAVIGATE teams in a shared work space.

Topic Area: Psychosocial Interventions

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