North Dakota VR Guidelines for Services to Individuals with an Impairment of Substance Abuse/Dependency Impairment

North Dakota

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

“The purpose of the Desk Reference is to provide VR counselors with a convenient resource on substance use disorder issues in vocational rehabilitation. The Desk Reference provides links to additional information, allowing access to varying levels of complexity and detail on typical issues facing VR counselors and consumers.

The Desk Reference may help rehabilitation professionals (especially those holding the CRC certification), meet their responsibility to: (1) increase their own awareness and sensitivity to individuals with disabilities; (2) further develop knowledge and skills; and (3) increase awareness of scientific bases for intervention. Meeting these responsibilities promotes a course of action that best serves persons with substance use disorders who are also consumers of VR services.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Mental Health
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