IPS Tools and Learning

Equipped to provide the highest quality IPS supported employment services.

What is Individual Placement and Support (IPS)?

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder. IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work in careers of their choosing. Mainstream education and technical training are included as ways to advance career paths. IPS is based on 8 principles.

Using These Resources

This page features tools and learning to build professionals’ capacity in providing the highest quality employment services. The IPS Specialist Tools include forms and resources essential for fidelity. The microlearning materials provide quick reference education and support to implement meaningful IPS services. Finally, check out the IPS newsletter for exciting announcements and updates!

Have Questions About These Resources?

Email us with any questions regarding the content on this page or to learn more about IPS! Email Deirdre Sage at Deirdre.Sage@cuanschutz.edu

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The Colorado Office of Employment First sits under JFK Partners, the state’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, a program of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Its creation was envisioned by Colorado Employment First Advisory Partnership (EFAP), a multi-state agency and stakeholder-led collaborative, and was made possible, in part, by funding from the Colorado Legislature and generously matched through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

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