DirectCourse Announces College of Recovery and Community Inclusion


The DirectCourse curricula is expanding in new and exciting ways! This summer sees the launch of the College of Recovery and Community Inclusion (CRCI), an integrated, web-based curriculum designed for community mental health practitioners.

Utilizing Elsevier’s web based Performance Manager learning management system. Along with content developed in collaboration by the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities and the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living, the CRCI will prove to be a convenient, affordable method to help this critical workforce attain the attitudes, knowledge and skills they need to assist those they support towards recovery and community inclusion.

The CRCI curriculum empowers community mental health practitioners—including social workers, psychiatric nurses, counselors and case managers, residential and partial hospitalization staff, peer specialists, and others—to respond to the hopes, dreams and desires of people with mental health conditions.

Course topics will include: The Effective Use of Documentation; Universal Precautions and Infection Control; Seeing the Person First: Understanding Mental Health Conditions; Mental Health Treatments, Services, and Supports; Cultural Competence; and Introduction to Recovery and Community Inclusion, among many others.

The CRCI content is being developed by national experts, and, like other DirectCourse curricula, will be updated frequently, based on best practices, and be accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

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