Community Integration: Psychiatric Disabilities

“Community Integration: Supporting People in Getting What They Want”

The University of Illinois at Chicago Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, part of the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry

 

Format             Online course

 

In this 6-module web based course, faculty of the Penn Collaborative on Community Integration of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities provide an overview of community integration based on self-determination values, disability theory, research evidence, and successful practices. Learners will be able to have a better understanding of the current state of community integration for people with serious mental illnesses; define community integration and understand how it is related to community participation, well-being, and recovery; identify the key principles for promoting community integration in the delivery of citizenship, education, employment, empowerment, housing, leisure, social, and spiritual programs; become familiar with examples of how agency administrators, families, people in recovery, policy makers, and providers can better support community integration; and identify key strategies to meet the challenges of promoting community integration.  Each of the 6 modules includes a 30-minute lecture, downloadable PowerPoint Presentations, homework assignments, and required readings. Text transcripts are posted for all audio lectures. Continuing Education credits are offered.

 

Contact URL             http://www.cmhsrp.uic.edu/nrtc/upenn.course.asp

           

Contact Agency      

Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy

1601 West Taylor Street

Chicago, IL. 60612

nrtccourse@psych.uic.edu

(312) 355-1696

 

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Center for Mental Health Services, part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Format             Formula Grant Program

 

There are presently over 480 local organizations that provide PATH services across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The National PATH Technical Assistance Center assists SAMHSA in providing support to the state and local providers. PATH services are for people with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, who experience homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless; PATH services include community-based outreach, mental health, substance abuse, case management and other support services, as well as a limited set of housing services.  States and Territories also use PATH funds to train local provider staff on effective strategies to help people who are homeless with severe mental illness.

Contact URL  http://pathprogram.samhsa.gov/Super/Path/About.aspx

           

Contact Agency      

Mattie Curry Cheek, Ph.D., M.Ed.
PATH Program Director
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness

Homeless Programs Branch
Division of Service Systems Improvement
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

1 Choke Cherry Road

Rockville, MD 20857

Mattie.Cheek@samhsa.hhs.gov
1-877-SAMHSA-7

 

Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities  

Temple University

 

Format             Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

 

The Temple University Collaborative conducts state-of-the-art research and knowledge translation activities to improve opportunities for community inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities.  The Collaborative seeks to: target obstacles preventing people with psychiatric disabilities from fully participating in their communities, develop the services and supports consumers and communities need to promote full integration into all aspects of community life, and expand the range of opportunities for people who have psychiatric disabilities to participate in their communities as active and equal members.

 

Contact URL  http://tucollaborative.org/about/about.html

 

Contact Agency      

Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
1700 North Broad Street
Suite 313, Box #062-62
Philadelphia, PA 19122

katy.kaplan@temple.edu

(215) 204-6779

 

The UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration

The University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with The Clearinghouse at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Horizon House, Inc., funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

 

Format           Rehabilitation Research and Training Center 

 

This project focuses on community integration of people with psychiatric disabilities and strives to: target obstacles that prevent people from being full members of their communities, develop supports to enhance community integration, and expand the range of opportunities for people who have mental illnesses to participate in their communities as active and equal members.  Community integration involves citizenship, education, employment, health status, housing, leisure/recreation, peer support, religion/spirituality, self-determination, and social roles.  The Collaborative strives to identify and eliminate barriers to community integration and develop supports which facilitate community integration outcomes and bring about meaningful changes in the lives of people with psychiatric disabilities.

 

Contact URL             http://ec2-174-129-235-148.compute-1.amazonaws.com/issues/view.php?id=24

           

Contact Agency      

Katy Kaplan, M.S.Ed.

Center Coordinator

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor — CMHPSR
Philadelphia, PA 19104

katykap@mail.med.upenn.edu
(215) 746-6713