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The first webinar in this series was presented on November 15th, 2012. It focused on innovative programs peer-run programs have designed to promote community inclusion and drew on a national survey of peer-run programs jointly conducted by The Collaborative and The Clearinghouse.
The webinar reviewed innovative peer-run programs that have helped to connect people to mainstream community organizations - to work opportunities and independent living settings, to religious congregations and civic and volunteer activities beyond those offered within mental health programs.
Results of the survey are published in "Into the Thick of Things: Connecting Consumers to Community Life – A Compendium of Community Inclusion Initiatives for People with Psychiatric Disabilities at Consumer-Run Programs".