Development of the citizens measure into a tool to guide clinical practice and its utility for case managers

Chyrell D. Bellamy, Liat Kriegel, Stacey Barrenger, Michele Klimczak, Jaak Rakfeldt, Rakfeldt, Victoria Benson, Michaella Baker, Patricia Benedict, Gillian MacIntyre, Bridgett Williamson

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    A measure of Citizenship was developed and validated by Rowe and colleagues (O’Connell, Clayton, & Rowe, 2016). The items clustered around the 5 Rs of Citizenship as defined by Rowe: relationships, rights, resources, roles, and rights, and a sense of belonging. While a measure has its utility in clinical settings, in order to address time constraints and other administrative burdens expressed by providers in their day-to-day practice, a Citizens tool was developed as a practical way that providers can enhance dialogue between providers and clients on citizenship for clients served in mental health and criminal justice reentry settings. This paper describes the development of the tool, testing of the tool’s utility with case managers, and implications for practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
    Issue number3
    Early online date2 Aug 2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017


    • case management
    • citizenship
    • community inclusion
    • community integration
    • marginalized communities
    • practical clinical tools

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