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.
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.
Through the use of GIS technologies, this study explores the degree to which domains of functioning are able to predict differences in community living and participation between publicly and non-publicly funded mental health consumers who have 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.
Building upon the Collaborative’s prior work on the challenges facing mothers with psychiatric disabilities in raising their children, the study assesses a new intervention – an internet-based parenting group – in an effort to insure that needed peer support is provided for mothers seeking to retain custody of their children.
Working with a network of supported education programs funded by the State of New Jersey’s Office of Mental Health, the study offers a unique opportunity to assess the degree to which supported education programs can be effective in assisting students to complete their studies in a satisfactory manner.
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.