A randomized, controlled pilot study of the effectiveness of a peer-directed intervention for persons who are formerly homeless

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.

Return to community through restorative justice and circles of support: Just Relations

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.

A randomized, controlled trial of the effectiveness of distance supported education for post-secondary students 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.

Assessing the impact of an Internet-based parenting intervention for mothers with psychiatric disabilities: A randomized controlled trial

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.

A mixed methods study of the community living needs of individuals with psychiatric disabilities who are newly released from jail

This study followed a sample of individuals with psychiatric disabilities from jail to community, assessing the services and supports needed, available, and effective in the efforts of individuals to reestablish themselves – as family members, as workers, and as community participants – in their lives following incarceration.

A study of a peer-delivered participation and community living supports intervention for persons with co-occurring psychiatric and physical/sensory disabilities

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.