The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion invites you to join us on campus this summer, July 24th & 25th, in Philadelphia to discuss the state-of-the-science research findings about community inclusion of individuals with mental illnesses.


Who Should Be There?

The 2017 Summer Institute is designed for a broad audience:  researchers and research users, service recipients and their families, direct service practitioners and their supervisors, state and county mental health administrators, peer specialists and peer-run programs – all have the opportunity to learn more about the ‘next generation’ of community mental health services and supports. If you are looking to transform your programs to ones that focus on helping service recipients “live like everyone else,” this is the summer institute for you!

Engage With Us

The Collaborative’s 2017 Summer Institute, with support from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), draws on more than a dozen years of ground-breaking research and innovative partnerships with mental health policy-makers, consumers, family members, community programs, and direct service practitioners.  Registrants will have access to emerging research findings in the field as well as the implications of the research for policy, program, and practice initiatives to promote community inclusion.  The Collaborative’s past conferences have filled quickly, so register now.

The Opportunity is Broad

This is your opportunity to learn, to share, and to become inspired by some of the leading researchers and activists in the field.  Among the sessions to be presented are ones focusing on the theoretical and research justifications for community inclusion programming, the expanding roles of peer specialists in promoting community inclusion, the effectiveness of leisure and recreation activities, the impact of educational and employment initiatives of community connections, strategies for confronting the environmental barriers to community inclusion, and the role of mainstream neighborhood organizations in developing welcoming communities – and more.