The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities has announced its “Second International Research Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities” to be held Sept. 19 – 21, 2011 in Philadelphia, P.A.
Community inclusion means that individuals with psychiatric disabilities have the opportunity to live and participate in the community, and to be valued for their uniqueness and abilities, like everyone else, and are actively engaged and brought into the community. The Temple Collaborative conducts research to identify effective strategies for promoting community inclusion.
The TU Collaborative is now seeking proposals for conference presentations and posters on current research findings and the innovative practices, programs and policies that either address the socio-environmental barriers to community participation or highlight the individual supports needed to promote full community inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. This will be a fully inclusive conference, involving researchers, consumers, providers, families, policymakers, community members, non-mental health organizations, and others.
The call for papers can be found at: www.tucollaborative.org/call_for_papers.html <http://www.tucollaborative.org/call_for_papers.html>