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Gallaudet University receives grant award from the U.S. Department of Education

The Office of Sponsored Programs wishes to congratulate Drs. Kendra Smith and Mary Hufnell on their grant “Long-Term Training of Mental Health Counselors Working with Learning and Language Challenged Deaf Rehabilitation Clients”  funded by U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $150,000.

Summary of the Project

The project, “Long-Term Training of Mental Health Counselors Working with Learning and Language Challenged Deaf Rehabilitation Clients,” will, over five years 1) Increase the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services to support optimal vocational functioning among persons who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing by training counselors who can match the unique needs of this population; 2) Increase the provision of appropriate mental health services to language and learning challenged (LLC) deaf persons by training mental health counselors within the rehabilitation system who can communicate flexibly with and engage the unique neuropsychological strengths of clients in this population; and 3) Increase the number of mental health counseling scholars who through specifically identified and tailored fieldwork experiences have already upon graduation learned to work effectively with the targeted LLC population in providing such services: as psychological rehabilitation, consumer empowerment, and independence counseling.

 

Details of the award are as follows:

Dr. Kendra Smith, Principal Investigator

Department of Counseling

Dr. Mary Hufnell, Co-Principal Investigator

Department of Counseling

Long-Term Training of Mental Health Counselors Working with Learning and Language Challenged Deaf Rehabilitation Clients

U.S. Department of Education

Dollar amount of federal funds awarded this year: $150,000

Percentage total cost of the program financed with federal funding: 77%

Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs funded by non-governmental sources: 23%; $43,978

 

Grants are integral to establishing "Gallaudet as the epicenter of research development and outreach leading to advancements in knowledge and practice for deaf and hard of hearing people and all humanity."  A central component of Gallaudet University's mission is the enhancement of faculty and staff opportunities for creative and scholarly research and training.  If you have a question about the grant writing process or if you have an idea or concept and would like to discuss potential grant opportunities, please contact Audrey Wineglass Foster at audrey.foster@gallaudet.edu. We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Posted by Audrey Foster | Posted September 6, 2016 at 2:43 PM

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