The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion has published a free guide to public transportation programs and policies, and how to advocate in your community for better public transportation barriers.
This brief guide to public transportation and private mobility policies, programs and practices can help people with diagnoses participate in community life.
It provides a series of recommendations for diagnosed people, counselors, and communities that can promote the ability of people to get in, out and around.
Programs that help overcome transportation barriers
The document, which includes portraits of half-a-dozen innovation programs, can be used to revamp public transportation policies,
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Online parent education for distressed, traumatized mothers
This following post was gathered from a press release sent out for re-distribution. Although we feel that a list-serv is not the cutting edge for peer support, this is still an opportunity to learn more and get paid while doing it.
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion has launched a new research study examining the effectiveness of an Internet parenting education and peer support for traumatized mothers with a psychiatric disability.
Mothers who participate in the study will receive a $100 stipend.
Online Parent Education and Support for Traumatized Mothers
The TU Collaborative is
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Helping peers connect to faith communities
Almost everyone needs to connect to at least one community, whether they’re going through trauma and emotional distress or not. With rare exceptions, isolation is lonely, ultimately unsustainable,and sometimes dangerous. You can’t build your sense of self-worth in isolation.
People often connect to faith communities, which provide a community connection, social support, and a spiritual life — three things that help people in distress get through to the other side.
For people dealing with long-term emotional difficulty, making community connections can be extra hard, because they often have low opinions of themselves, and
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