The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion is engaged in research and knowledge development activities that are translated into practical information to support full and meaningful community participation of individuals with mental illnesses.

Our Approach

We focus on:

“The opportunity to live in the community and to be valued for one’s uniqueness and abilities like everyone else.” (Salzer, 2006)

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion a) targets obstacles that prevent people with mental illnesses from being full members of their communities; b) identifies the supports consumers and communities need to enhance the prospects for community integration; and c) expands the range of opportunities for people who have mental illnesses to participate in their communities as active and equal members.  This work supports United States laws and policies, especially those associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court Olmstead Decision.

This website provides access to both our research and training center activities supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and our growing base of international, federal, state, and other funded projects aimed at developing and supporting policies, programs, and practices that promote community integration.

We provide evidence-based resources that consumers, agencies, and policy makers can use to increase community participation across varied life domains. Use this website to keep track of the Temple University Collaborative’s work, follow our research and training activities, access tool-kits and monographs, explore exemplary program descriptions focusing on key issues, and contact us for additional information and targeted training and technical assistance.

What’s New

January 2018   

New research from our very own Mark SalzerEugene Brusilovskiy and Greg Townley! “National Estimates of Recovery-Remission From Serious Mental Illness.” The first national estimate of recovery rates from serious mental illness.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/29385961/

January NewsletterCommunity Connection: Holiday Spirit Newsletter

2018 Family Leisure Calendar:  A calendar to help you set and stick to family leisure goals! For more information or to download:  http://tucollaborative.org/sdm_downloads/2018-family-leisure-calendar/

December 2017   

Dr. Liz Thomas of the Collaborative co-authored a publication involving a meta-analysis of interventions designed to increase subjective recovery, empowerment, and/or hope in individuals with serious mental illnesses. Listen to the podcast featuring the publication here: http://ow.ly/vvCU30hnf0h

Full Disclosure: When Mental Health Professionals Reveal Their Mental Illness at Work: Results from a survey conducted by the Temple University collaborative. Document download here: http://tucollaborative.org/sdm_downloads/full-disclosure-mental-health-professionals-reveal-mental-illness-work/

For questions or to request technical assistance, please contact our staff

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