Psychiatry Issue Brief
In 2014, researchers from the UMass Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) partnered with the Central Massachusetts Recovery Learning Communities (RLC) to complete a pilot study exploring the relationship between RLC participation and experiences of social integration. Utilizing participatory action research (PAR) principles, investigators from both SPARC and the RLC worked collaboratively to design an exploratory qualitative study, analyze data, and present findings.
Delman, J., Biebel, K., & Alikhan, S. (2016). Enhancing the Social Networks of People with Mental Illnesses: A Qualitative Study on the Role of Peer-Operated Recovery Learning Communities. Psychiatry Information in Brief, 13 (5). Retrieved from http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol13/iss5/1
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Community Based Participatory Research, Peers, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Recovery Learning Communities, peer support, social integration