Supported Employment Implementation Resource Kit


Supported Employment Implementation Resource Kit


This resource kit is designed to help communities implement a well-defined approach to helping people with mental illnesses find and keep competitive employment within their communities. It includes information targeted to consumers, families, practitioners, mental health program leaders, and public mental health authorities.

The resource kit includes the following materials:

  • User’s guide
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Project philosophy and values
    • Components of the Supported Employment Implementation Resource Kit
    • How to use the resource kit materials—An implementation plan
    • A word about terminology
    • Phases of the Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Project
    • Annotated bibliography for supported employment
    • Special populations appendix
  • Information
    • For consumers
    • For families and other supporters
    • For practitioners and clinical supervisors
    • For mental health program leaders
    • For public mental health authorities
  • Implementation
    • Tips for mental health program leaders
    • Tips for public mental health authorities
    • Cultural competence
    • Fidelity scale
      • Supported employment fidelity scale – Implementation questions
      • Using fidelity scales for evidence-based practices
    • Using the General Organizational Index for evidence-based practices
    • Monitoring client outcomes
      • Simple employment outcome measures
  • Workbook for clinical and practical supervisors
  • Videotapes
    • Introductory videotape
    • Practice demonstration videotape
  • Spanish materials
    • Información para los consumidores
    • Información para las familias y otros grupos de apoyo


Center for Mental Health Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)


Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: March 2007
Last Updated: 09/12/12

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