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Reports/Manuals on the Internet

This page includes links to various recovery-oriented research & committee reports as well as manuals designed to assist with the development and operation of consumer-operated agencies.

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A Guide for Consumer Organization Leadership: Principles for Practice

W. TenHoor (2002).  TenHoor and Associates, NEC website


A Primer on the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process

W. Anthony and M. Farkas (2009).  Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation


Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America

The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Final Report (2003)


Certified Peer Specialists Training Program Descriptions

J. Katz and M. Salzer (2006).  UPENN Collaborative on Community Integration.  Philadelphia, PA


Community Needs Assessment

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center; Alexandria, VA


Community Rehabilitation Programs and Organizational Change: A Mentor Guide to Increase Customized Employment Outcomes

J. Butterworth, C. Gandolf, W. Revell, and K. INge (2007).  Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor


Consumer Directed Transformation to a Recovery-Based Mental Health System

Daniel Fisher, M.D., Ph. D. and Judi Chamberlin.  National Empowerment Center


Consumer-providers of care for adult clients of statutory mental health services

V. Pitt, D. Lowe, S. Hill, M. Prictor, SE Hetrick, R. Ryan, and L. Berends (2013) Cochrane Collaboration, published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Emerging New Practices in Organized Peer Support

J. Campbell and J. Leaver (2003).  NTAC


Free to Choose: Transforming Behavioral Health Care to Self-Direction

DHHS Publication No. SAM-05-3982.  Rockville, MD: CMHS, SAMHSA, 2005.


Freedom Self-Advocacy Curriculum

National Mental Health Consumer's Self-Help Clearinghouse


From Study to Action: A Strategic Plan for Transformation of Mental Health Care

A. Daniels and N. Adams (2006). The Partnership for Healthcare Change


Fundraising Basics

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center


Guide to Proposal Writing

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center


How to Develop and Maintain a Consumer Advisory Board

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center


How to Establish 501 (c) 3 Status

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center


Mental Health Recovery: What Helps and What Hinders?

S. Onken, J. Dumont, P. Ridgeway, D. Dornan, and R. Ralph (2002).  NASMHPD and NTAC


Paving New Ground: Peers Working in In-patient Settings

G. Bluebird.  Supported by NTAC and NASMHPD


Philadelphia Behavioral Health Services Transformation Practice Guidelines for Recovery and Resilience Oriented Treatment

Abrahams, I., Ali, O., Davidson, L., Evans, A., King, J., Poplawski, P., and White, W. (2013). City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services

Recovery Focused Day Program Transformation: Start Up and Operational Guidebook, 1st ed

City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services (2008). 

Results from a National Survey of Certified Peer Specialist Job Titles and Job Descriptions: Evidence of a Versatile Behavioral Health Workforce

E. Schwenk, E. Brusilovskiy, and M. Salzer (2009).  The University of Pennsylvania Collaborative on Community Integration: Philadelphia, PA.


Self-Disclosure and Its Impact on Individuals Who Receive Mental Health Services

I. Hyman.  HHS Pub. No. (SMA)-08-4337 Rockville, MD, CMHS and SAMHSA


Social Determinants of Mental Health

World Health Organization and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. (2014). Geneva, World Health Organization.

Voices of Transformation: Developing Recovery-Oriented Statewide Consumer Organizations

National Empowerment Center and the Recovery Consortium (2007).  2nd ed. Lawrence, MA

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