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Jump-Starting Community Inclusion

A Toolkit for Promoting Participation in Community Life


This toolkit contains sixty-six practical first steps that community mental health providers can take to more effectively support their service recipients’ participation in everyday community life.

Five people join their hands together.This compendium of simple strategies – drawn from fifteen years of research and training activities at the NIDILRR-funded Temple University RRTC on Community Living and Participation – focuses on policy changes, programming shifts, and practice innovations that can quickly give new life and relevance to your agency’s operations. The Toolkit offers a set of do-able strategies, along with links to over 100 publications and products to support your work.

Information Topics:

    • Overview
      • What is Community Inclusion?
      • The role of County Mental Health Administration
      • Organization and Development of the Toolkit
      • Why Create a Toolkit for Promoting Community Inclusion?
    • Community Inclusion Action Items for County Mental Health Administrators
      • Promoting Community Inclusion
      • Planning Community Inclusion
      • Implementing Community Inclusion
      • Learning Community Inclusion
      • Evaluating Community Inclusion
      • Overcoming Barriers Community Inclusion
    • Appendices and Endnotes

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This resource created by Temple Collaborative on Community Inclusion