TUC: Resources Focusing on Employment for People w MH Conditions


Work is an important domain of community participation. We would like to draw your attention to several of our publications that focus on the importance of competitive employment for individuals with mental health conditions. These documents outline opportunities not only for policy makers and program managers but also for direct service personnel and peer specialists to support individuals to establish and maintain fulfilling lives within their communities.


Welcoming Work Enviornments

A Practical Guide for People with Mental Health Conditions Who Want To Work

Responding to research studies documenting that individuals working in mental health settings often face discrimination and prejudice, this document provides a series of recommendations for provider agencies to help them create a more supportive and welcoming environment for employees. This includes, covering needed policy changes, training activities, and approaches to reasonable accommodations.
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With staggering unemployment rates among those with serious mental health conditions, this document is designed to help individuals navigate toward successful competitive employment. The 15 chapters review motivational issues, training resources, career planning, and on-the-job challenges, and is accompanied by a Trainers’ Manual to help staff utilize the document in group settings. Learn More

Employment Programming:

Addressing Prevailing Barriers to

Competitive Work

The Past and Future Career Patterns

of People with Serious Mental Illness

This monograph reviews long-standing, but still unresolved, barriers that have kept unemployment levels among those with serious mental health conditions unacceptably high. There is emphasis on the vocational needs of those who are returning to community life following incarceration in the criminal justice system with recommendations for policy changes
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This research monograph provides surprising information on lifetime career patterns of those with a history of serious mental health issues: most people want to work; most have worked successfully in the competitive labor market in the past; and most report their reasons for job loss as parallel to the job losses experienced by individuals without mental health issues, among other findings.
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We hope you join us July 24th & 25th
For more information on these resources and the training and technical assistance capacities of the Temple Collaborative, you may reach us by phone:215-204-6779 or email: tucollab@temple.edu
The Temple University Collaborative is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living,National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research(NIDILRR), and Temple University. The content of this special announcement does not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.