Community Integration

Community Integration Research: Mental Illness & Neighborhoods

Examining the Psychological Sense of Community for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness Residing in Supported Housing Environments. Townley G, Kloos B.  University of South Carolina, 1512 Pendleton Street, Barnwell College, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA, Gregory.townley@gmail.com.  Community Ment Health J. 2010 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] The psychological sense of community is an important aspect […]

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Community Integration Research: Mental Illness & Employment

Gainful employment reduces stigma toward people recovering from schizophrenia. Perkins DV, Raines JA, Tschopp MK, Warner TC.  Department of Psychological Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA. dperkins@bsu.edu  Community Ment Health J. 2009 Jun;45(3):158-62. Epub 2008 Jul 24. Stigma impedes the social integration of persons recovering from psychiatric disability, especially those with criminal histories. […]

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Community Integration Research: Mental Illness

Social integration of people with serious mental illness: network transactions and satisfaction. Wong YL, Matejkowski J, Lee S.  School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214, USA. ylwong@sp2.upenn.edu  J Behav Health Serv Res. 2011 Jan;38(1):51-67. Epub 2010 Jan 6. Social integration involves a process through which an individual establishes and maintains […]

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Examining the contribution of social communication abilities and affective/behavioral functioning to social integration outcomes for adults with traumatic brain injury.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contribution of social communication abilities and affective/behavioral functioning to social integration outcomes for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 184 adults with TBI (72.8% men) evaluated at least 6 months postdischarge from acute care or inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and after living at least […]

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A community integration approach to social determinants of health in New Mexico.

Lifestyle and Values Impacting Diabetes Awareness (LA VIDA), a community-based diabetes intervention program targeting Hispanics in southwestern New Mexico, addresses social determinants of health by utilizing promotores and collaborating with community partners and health care providers. Using a mixed-methods approach, a program evaluation documented the promotores’ crucial role in providing social support, contributing to social […]

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Relationship of preinjury caregiver and family functioning to community integration in adults with traumatic brain injury.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of preinjury caregiver and family functioning to community integration outcomes in persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Inception cohort. SETTING: Three TBI Model Systems inpatient rehabilitation facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Persons with TBI (N=141) and their caregivers admitted to inpatient rehabilitation and followed up at 1 to 2 years after injury. […]

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Effectiveness of rehabilitation in enhancing community integration after acute traumatic brain injury: a systematic review.

OBJECTIVE: We assessed evidence for post-acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation interventions used to enhance community integration (CI) relevant to occupational therapy. METHOD: We conducted a systematic review of intervention studies on TBI rehabilitation from 1990 to 2007. RESULTS: We analyzed and summarized 10 studies that met the inclusion criteria. Of 10 studies, 7 found […]

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Aging with spinal cord injury.

As more individuals with spinal cord injuries survive into the later decades of life, they are faced with a variety of potential secondary conditions that limit their physical independence and affect community integration. This article describes, body system by body system, the various health issues that people with spinal cord injuries are likely to encounter […]

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What is community integration anyway?: defining meaning following traumatic brain injury.

Full community integration, or participation in society, is the ultimate goal of rehabilitation and of research conducted in the field of rehabilitation for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Community integration has been traditionally defined by 3 main areas: employment or other productive activity, independent living, and social activity. However, these have not always received […]

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The power of theater to promote individual recovery and social change.

  Although theatrical activities are used in a variety of therapeutic settings, little attention has been paid to the ways that theater can enhance the recovery process and community integration for people living with psychiatric disabilities. Community-based theater involving people with psychiatric disabilities offers unique opportunities for personal growth, social connection, and advocacy efforts. This […]

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