The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals is an expert in developing and implementing trainings to support stakeholders in building a mental health system that better promotes the inclusion of individuals with serious mental health conditions into the mainstream of community life.

Nationally available trainings

support direct service personnel and their supervisors, including peer specialists and those working in peer-run programs.

Customized approaches

using both in-person and distance-based training modalities to provide ongoing technical assistance that shapes policies, programs, and services that lead to intentional and measurable engagement of individuals with mental illnesses in their communities. Not sure where to start? Reach out and we will work with you to develop a training specific to your needs.

Results oriented

Our consultation services focusing on the development of community inclusion alternatives have supported the work of 36 different state and county mental health authorities across the country.

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We are excited to learn about your organization and discuss community participation needs and opportunities and to develop a tailored approach to increasing community participation.


As part of its work as a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, under grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the Temple University Collaborative undertakes a wide-ranging series of training and dissemination initiatives designed to provide policy makers and agency executives, practitioners and consumers, community members and others with the findings from emerging community inclusion research, through training and consultation services.

These programs are part of a broad commitment to ‘knowledge translation’ – that is, to translating the knowledge that emerges from current research in the field into practical policies, programs, and policies that support local programs as they transform their services and supports to ones that better promote full community participation for individuals with mental illnesses.

You can explore our current and past training and technical assistance activities by clicking on one or more of the three five-year grant cycles of activity listed below:

Consultation Services

In addition to the specific training activities of the NIDILRR-funded Center, The Temple University Collaborative has also provided training, technical assistance and consultation services to county and state mental health authorities, rehabilitation programs and consumer-run services, communities and human resources personnel. If you are interested in discussion the personalized training, technical assistance or consultation services The Temple University Collaborative can provide in your setting, you can contact us using the contact page.