Community participation does not necessarily increase when housing success is achieved. This study tests a peer brokered, supported participation intervention for enhancing community living and participation among individuals who are formerly homeless and are currently receiving supported housing services.
Working with Philadelphia’s Forensic Peer Support Specialist program, this study will develop a peer-delivered intervention focusing on the needs of people with psychiatric disabilities leaving jail, to increase their social connections and community participation, while preventing future involvement in the justice system.
Working with a network of mental health agencies, this study assesses the effectiveness of a recreation-based intervention for participants currently receiving case management services, in promoting independence through community access and interest-based community participation.
It is still unknown whether parents with psychiatric disabilities are at greater risk of child protective service (CPS) involvement. This study assesses factors related to child protective service involvement of parents with and without psychiatric disabilities, along with factors related to parenting without CPS involvement of those with psychiatric disabilities.
Building upon the Collaborative’s prior work assessing supported education programs, this study will assess how effective an online supported education intervention can be in assisting students who have psychiatric disabilities with college completion and academic achievement.
Working with a selected sample of Medicaid clients in Delaware County (PA) served by Magellan Mental Health Systems, the study assesses the impact of placing primary control over the expenditure of Medicaid mental health funds in the hands of consumers, who were assisted by specially training peer specialist personnel.
Working with Liberty Resources, Inc. in Philadelphia, which is one of the nation’s oldest and largest Centers for Independent Living serving people with disabilities, the Collaborative explored the impact of providing the supports of Certified Peer Specialists for Liberty Resources consumers with both physical/sensory and psychiatric disabilities.