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Nurturing recovery is an emergent concern for grant-funded programs serving individuals experiencing homelessness across the country. Combining theoretical background and practical experience from the field, this webinar will discuss an approach to nurturing recovery in supportive housing. Presenters will discuss techniques for providing a nurturing environment for clients, addressing pitfalls that can stall recovery, and supporting client accountability.

SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network announces
A Teleconference/Webinar for Grantees
Nurturing Recovery in Supportive Housing

June 25, 2012
2:00–3:30 PM EDT


Nurturing recovery is an emergent concern for grant-funded programs serving individuals experiencing homelessness across the country. Combining theoretical background and practical experience from the field, this webinar will discuss an approach to nurturing recovery in supportive housing. Presenters will discuss techniques for providing a nurturing environment for clients, addressing pitfalls that can stall recovery, and supporting client accountability.

This webinar will feature three presenters who will address the following learning objectives:

  • Present strategies for nurturing recovery in congruence with program goals
  • Provide an overview of ways to nurture recovery by developing a sense of home, personal recovery planning, and self-management
  • Highlight one consumer perspective and experience of recovery in supportive housing

Presenters:

Carol Collard, Ph.D., LMSW is Co-founder and President/CEO of CaringWorks, Inc., one of Georgia’s leading supportive housing providers. CaringWorks operates seven supportive housing programs in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Dr. Collard is also Co-founder and Vice Chair of the Georgia Supportive Housing Association and serves on the board of First Step, Inc. and Project Community Connections, Inc. Dr. Collard is an assistant professor of social work in the department of human services at Kennesaw State University. Her research interests include addiction recovery, affordable and supportive housing, and chronic poverty.

Priscilla Ridgway, Ph.D., M.S.W. is a researcher at the Center for Community Support and Research at Wichita State University where her work centers on peer recovery education, health self-advocacy, supported spiritually, and healing trauma. Dr. Ridgway developed program models and principles of permanent supported housing in the early 1980’s while at the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, conducted research in three rounds of national supportive housing demonstration projects, and contributed to a SAMHSA supportive housing toolkit while working for Advocates for Human Potential. Recently Dr. Ridgway co-authored, with Sam Tsemberis of Pathways to Housing, Inc., book chapters on Housing First for the forthcoming practice manual of the U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Ridgway is also known as a co-author of the award-winning recovery education tool, Pathways to Recovery: A Strengths Self-Help Workbook. She has lived experience of recovery.

Regina Washington is the chair of SAMHSA’s Services in Supportive Housing Consumer Provider Network. Ms. Washington, a person in recovery who found the strength to enter into a shelter, halfway house, and permanent housing, is now leading a clean life after experiencing a “spirit change.” This change involved seeing a young woman and her small child coming out of a voting facility in Los Angeles, CA; the woman was crying because she was so proud to have the right to vote! At that moment, Ms. Washington realized people had died for the right to vote and that she was going down the wrong path of drug addiction and homelessness. Before this revelation, Ms. Washington was in an abusive relationship while living in New York City, which led her to stay in a domestic violence shelter. Ms. Washington moved to California with the thought of changing her life and realized that without God leading her life and a strong support system she would return to a life of drug addiction. Today she is enrolled at Long Beach City College working on an Associate of Arts/Science Degree in social work specializing in homelessness and has been on the Dean’s list with distinction for several semesters.

REGISTRATION:

  1. Click on this link: www.mymeetings.com/emeet/rsvp/index.jsp?customHeader=mymeetings&Conference_ID=3518746&passcode=8530218
  2. Enter your name and e-mail address.
  3. Click on the “Proceed” button at the bottom of the page.
  4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Registration will close at 1:00 PM EDT. If you do not register by 1:00 PM, please dial into the call at 2:00 PM using the meeting participant code.

TO JOIN THE WEBINAR THE DAY OF THE EVENT:

  1. Enter the online meeting room:
    • Click on this link: www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW3518746&p=NGASKIN-LANI&t=c
    • Enter your name, e-mail, and organization.
    • Click on the “Proceed” button at the bottom of the page.
    • The online meeting room should load on your screen.
    • If you arrive at the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Entry Page instead, please do the following:
      • Choose the last option at the bottom of the page: Use Live Meeting Web Access (Fastest).
      • If prompted, enter the Conference/Meeting Number: PW3518746 and Conference/Meeting Passcode: NGASKIN-LANI
  2. Call in for audio:
    • Call this toll-free phone number: 877-918-6705
    • Enter your participant passcode when prompted: 8530218
    • You will be prompted for your PIN#, which you received in your registration confirmation e-mail.

If you do not have your pin, enter *0 and an operator will assist you.

If you have not used the LiveMeeting webinar platform before, please click the link below to check that your browser is compatible, and download the necessary software: www.livemeeting.com/cc/vncv/join?id=SV206629&role=attend&cn=%26guestuser&pw=%&placewareLicenseCookie=true&recording_agreement=accepted

Technical Assistance:

If you need assistance during the webinar, please contact Jennifer Martinez at jmartinez@ahpnet.com.

HRC Resource
SAMHSA
2012
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617-467-6014
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