Welcoming Communities

Focuses 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 environmentsin partnering with mainstream community groups.

Promoting Supportive Academic Environments for Faculty with Mental Illnesses: Resource Guide and Suggestions for Practice

Promoting Supportive Academic Environments for Faculty with Mental Illnesses: Resource Guide and Suggestions for Practice provides both a review of current research into the experiences of academic faculty with mental illnesses and a set of recommendations for academic administrators and colleagues to promote a more welcoming work environment in higher education.
This guide focuses on ways to make college and university campuses more accessible for faculty with mental disabilities. It provides concrete suggestions for creating a “culture of access” by offering effective strategies for promoting inclusive language, managing accommodations, and revising policies around recruitment, hiring, and leaves of absence. The recommendations in this guide are informed by a survey that gathered information from more than 300 self-identified faculty with mental-health histories. Completed by Margaret Price (The Ohio State University), Stephanie L. Kerschbaum (University of Delaware), Mark Salzer (Temple University) and Amber O’Shea (Temple University), this survey is the first of its kind and joins other key research projects sponsored by the Temple University Collaborative. The guide, authored by Price and Kerschbaum, can serve as a training manual on its own, or can be used as a basis for interactive workshops.

Welcoming Work Environments

This document focuses on strategies for creating more welcoming work environments within mental health agencies for staff members with mental health conditions. It provides readers – those who have been diagnosed with a mental health issue as well as agency CEOs, board members, supervisors, managers, and anyone else that might derive benefit from our suggestions with a set of ideas and strategies that can be implemented to better support agency colleagues by creating and maintaining a positive, supportive, and welcoming work environment that enhances work life for all employees.

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