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Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. We have conducted extensive research on depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, with the aim to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.
Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) is a human service organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, headquartered in Utah, that brings the gift of animal companionship and interaction to people in need. Our mission is to enhance quality of life through the human/animal bond. Our volunteers (people and their own pets) make regular visits to those who are physically or developmentally disabled, emotionally or psychologically impaired, lonely or suffering from depression. All services are free of charge to both client and facility.
ITA therapy animals and their handlers are screened, trained, licensed and insured to participate in animal-assisted interactions (AAI), which may be either animal-assisted activities (AAA) or animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Successful teams have completed both health and temperament screening and volunteer training.
Serving our communities since 1993, we are one of the largest groups of our kind in the United States, with more than 350 volunteer teams doing animal-assisted therapy at more than 100 hospitals, counseling centers, nursing facilities, detention homes, extended care centers, and schools. Chapters of ITA now thrive in Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Kentucky. We also have affiliated colleague groups in 13 additional states.
We are also the founders of Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D.®), a literacy support program to foster in children the love of books and the reading environment. R.E.A.D. has spread throughout all 50 of the United States and at least 15 other countries since we launched it in 1999.
Realizing the increasing incidence of autism spectrum disorders, the Indiana Resource Center for Autism staff are actively engaged in work that leads to improved outcomes for individuals on the spectrum and their families. Specifically, our work is focused on goals around early detection and diagnosis, effective early childhood and school-age programs that utilize evidence-based practices, transition across grade levels and across stages of life, post-secondary opportunities, community employment and living options, family support, and other activities that lead to an improved quality of life. IRCA staff works in collaboration with other agencies and organizations to assist in achieving these outcomes by providing information and training on a variety of topics, strategies, and methods.
The Carson J Spencer Foundation uses innovation to create a world where leaders and communities are committed to sustaining a passion for living. Because over 70% of the people who die by suicide are of working age (CDC), partnering with companies is imperative to suicide prevention. By using evidence based practices, the workplace has the potential to effectively address suicide prevention and intervention, as well as the crisis that often follows a suicide death or attempt.
US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization which hosts a team of world-renowned professionals with expertise in Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD and other related disorders. USAAA hosts a compendious world conference in the U.S. each year, establishes standards for ASD training, and aligns with local community resources to offer support for the entire autism community.
APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1988 and is now known as Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE).
Edu-Therapy™ is clearly the most current and effective process for dealing with the
conflicting emotions caused by events in our lives that have the potential to create grief. The
process moves grieving individuals from a place of pain and sadness to resolution of the
relationship in a short period of time.
The Grief Edu-Therapy™ Process is a natural adjunct treatment in many mental health,
wellness and addictions environments. Professionals love the dynamic pace of the The Grief
Edu-Therapy™ Process and the eight-session format easily incorporates into most existing
practices and treatment modalities.
Pink Link Connect is a private, online community where breast cancer survivors can connect and find support. Pink Link is a support service of Here for the Girls, Inc., with the mission to improve the lives of young women affected by breast cancer.
The See Different Movement will equip high school students across Canada with the motivation,
knowledge and skills to effect positive social change in their environment by promoting the value of
diversity and inclusion. The Movement will be comprised of three major components: a National survey, a National Campaign, and a multi-layered In-school Program.
What is PTSD? 3 Steps for Healing Trauma - An engaging workbook for trauma recovery with simple explanations, self-tests, real recovery stories and helpful exercises. Baranowsky & Lauer go beyond the expected approaches by applying their work to client stories and exercises that work for real people.