Leisure is an important area of community participation. In fact, our own research indicates that individuals with mental illnesses identify participation in leisure activities as important and many would like to participate more frequently. To address this need, we developed the Independence through Community Access and Navigation (ICAN) intervention. This supported leisure intervention uses the Individualized Placement and Supports model to promote participation in community-based recreation and leisure. This training manual is designed to support mental health professionals interested in implementing the ICAN intervention and features: 1) overview and benefits of community-based recreation participation; 2) factors to consider when supporting community-based recreation; 3) implementation strategies; and 4) case examples.
Independence Through Community Access & Navigation: A Supported Leisure Intervention – Facilitators’ Training Manual