The Temple Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Mental Illnesses


The TU Collaborative is one of the nation’s leading research and training centers focusing on the policies, programs, and practices that promote community inclusion of individuals with mental illnesses.  With grant support from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) over the past fourteen years, the TU Collaborative has undertaken a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research initiatives to learn more about the degree to which those with mental illnesses still struggle to fully participate in community life, the policies, programs, and practices that facilitate community inclusion, and the structural barriers to community inclusion that must still be challenged. With strong partnerships involving persons with lived experience of mental health issues, as well as mental health professionals and policymakers, The TU Collaborative’s work is widely published and its training and technical assistance frequently sought out.

You can learn more about the TU Collaborative at its website – – where you can access more than one hundred research publications, manuals and toolkits, and monographs that focus on a variety of community inclusion themes.  The 2017 Summer Institute provides an opportunity for the TU Collaborative staff to share its emerging research findings and their practical implications.

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Training and Technical Assistance:  Faculty and staff from the Temple Collaborative will be on hand to discuss with registrants the ways in which local programs can draw upon the training, technical assistance, and consultation resources of the Temple Collaborative to pursue community inclusion initiatives when they return to their home agencies.  TU faculty and staff will be available for morning, lunchtime, and evening consultations on Monday and Tuesday: email