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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion website provides a wide range of resources, information and training on topics that impact individuals with serious mental health issues. Their focus is to engage in research and knowledge development activities that can then be translated into practical information to support full and meaningful community participation of individuals with mental illnesses.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: General Inclusion

These resources focus on information related to definitions, justifications, theories, life domains, and/or research-based fundamentals of the community inclusion approach to community mental health care. Resources relevant to specific populations – those in the LBGTQI community, or older adults, etc. – are also addressed in this section. Readers can use these materials to broaden their own understanding of the field, as the basis for consumer and/or staff educational programs, or refer to these documents in program or funding proposals.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Citizenship

These resources, part of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion website, include resources related to citizenship, civic participation, voting, and getting involved in your community.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Criminal Justice

These resources focus on problems facing individuals with both mental illnesses and criminal justice involvement, with a focus on strategies to support these individuals in reestablishing meaningful family and employment ties to their communities.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Discrimination

These resources provide a review of the discrimination towards individuals with mental health conditions in public settings, mental health provider agencies, and academic programs, as well as recommendations for policy and practice changes and public educational programming.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Education

These resources focus on the effectiveness of 'supported education' programming, as well as guidebooks and trainers' guides for individuals with mental illnesses who want to return to school to continue or complete their education.

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Temple University Resources: Employment

A wide range of materials reviewing the continuing problem of widespread unemployment for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. This includes tool-kits and training guides for consumers who want to return to work, and current research on supported employment and other program approaches.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Environments

These resources focus on the environmental barriers to community inclusion faced by those with psychiatric disabilities, with recommendations for improved attention to environmental issues.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Measuring Inclusion

These resources provide an in-depth exploration of the Temple University Community Participation Measure — a tool for counselor/client assessment and planning for community inclusion, along with related validation research and examples of utilization in program settings.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Parenting

These resources provide information on custody rights of parents with mental illnesses, as well as strategies to support the parenting skills of individuals with mental health conditions.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Physical Activity

These resources focus on the community inclusion benefits of physical activity, guidelines for physical activity fairs, training programs for providers in community mental health settings, and research into documented advances in participation.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Public Policy

Papers that explore the implications of the Olmstead Act, federal rules and regulations with regard to community participation in work and educational settings, and guidebooks for both state and county administrators with regard to promoting community inclusion locally.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Peer Specialists

These resources provide a series of perspectives on the emerging roles of both peer specialists and peer-run programs in promoting community inclusion.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Recreation and Leisure

These resources provide information on how to promote integrated recreational programming for those with mental illnesses, with guidelines for policy, program, and practice changes, with recreational therapists in mind.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Relationships

A wide range of materials, training guides, and research reports on the importance of sustained family, friendship, and romantic relationships, as well as a training manual to help community mental health personnel talk more effectively with consumers about their sexual relationships.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Religion

These resources focus on the importance of connections to mainstream religious and spiritual organizations in the community, with guidelines for facilitating consumer-to-congregation relationships that create welcoming religious communities.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Self-Directed Care

These resources focus on the community participation impacts of self-directed care initiatives, person-centered planning approaches, and self-determination guidelines as part of an overall shift toward individualized attention to personal community inclusion goals.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Welcoming Communities

These resources focus on the dual challenges to community inclusion success: the responsibilities of providers to work with both service recipients and mainstream community groups. They are tasked with promoting community inclusion for individuals and organizations in the mainstream of community life, with an emphasis on the role of mental health providers in both traditional and peer-run program environments in partnering with mainstream community groups.

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