Past Activities

Development and testing of a work-based learning curriculum to improve practitioner skills in the delivery of community inclusion services and supports, to be undertaken at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Gill.

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Dissemination of fact sheets to support staff in Centers for Independent Living (CILs)  in the delivery of community inclusion services/supports to CIL consumers with mental illnesses, developed in collaboration with Liberty Resources (the CIL serving Philadelphia) and CIL leaders throughout the country:  the Fact Sheets provide basic information and a series of linkages to web sites with more detailed information in response to each of a dozen questions.

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Training for consumer-operated programs to encourage the development of services/supports for consumers that promote increased community inclusion:  in collaboration with The National Mental Health Consumer Self Help Clearinghouse, and based on a national survey of consumer-operated programs and a report of innovative consumer-operated programs, the training offered consumer-operated service leaders a framework for community inclusion.

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Sponsorship of the Second International Research Conference on Community Inclusion (2011). This conference provided an opportunity for researchers, consumers, and practitioners from across the country to discuss recent findings, explore innovative programming models, and review emerging community inclusion evaluation and research measures.

Technical assistance to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the development of new state standards to promote the expansion of supported employment services:  Temple University Collaborative staff worked with the state’s mental health authority and a state-wide committee of consumers, county officials, and providers to design the framework for an ‘annual employment plan’ supplement to the basic mental health planning process.