VR Service Delivery

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VR services are meant to help people with disabilities find and retain employment, and they are particularly important in rural communities where people with disabilities experience higher rates of unemployment relative to their urban counterparts. Effective services must address rural issues such as time waiting to receive services, frequency of counselor consumer interactions, or the availability of rural vendors to assist with service delivery shape outcomes.

Tools, Resources, and Publications

2020

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The effect of ruralness on Vocational Rehabilitation applications

June 2020 | Catherine Ipsen & Steven Stern
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation | PDF


2019

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Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) funding of job development and placement services: Implications for rural reach 

September 2019 | Catherine Ipsen, Rebecca Goe & Stacey Bliss
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation | PDF


2016

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Factors associated with consumer engagement and satisfaction with the vocational rehabilitation system 

2016 | Catherine Ipsen & Rebecca Goe 
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation | PDF


2015

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Exploring exit from the Vocational Rehabilitation system 

March 2015 | Rebecca Goe & Catherine Ipsen
University of Montana Rural Institute | PDF


 

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Rural and urban differences in Vocational Rehabilitation case mix, delivery practices, and employment outcomes 

2015 | Catherine Ipsen & Grant Swicegood
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education | PDF


2014

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A rapid review of self-employment literature: Implications for the Vocational Rehabilitation program

2014 | Nancy Arnold & Catherine Ipsen 
University of Montana Rural Institute | PDF


2011

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Experiences of rural vocational rehabilitation clients who leave the system prematurely: A qualitative exploration 

February 2011 | Bethany Rigles, Catherine Ipsen, Nancy Arnold & Tom Seekins
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin | PDF