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SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network: 2012 Webinar Series
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This resource includes information about webinars presented by SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network's 2012 Webinar Series, and includes information on how to request webinar presentation materials.
Blended Funding and Sustainability: Creating a Comprehensive Sustainability Plan
(May 1, 2012)

Program sustainability is a concern for grant-funded programs across the country. Combining theoretical background and practical experience from the field, this webinar discussed an approach to sustainability planning that includes developing a comprehensive funding strategy and marketing the program to obtain agency-wide and community buy-in. The presentation described methods for maximizing funding options such as Medicaid, Continuum of Care, and Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH).

Prescribing Medications to Individuals who are Homeless
(June 7, 2012)

Prescribing medications to individuals who are homeless is challenging. Factors that complicate prescribing include lack of trust in the provider; being on the street without shelter; issues of theft and loss of medications; frequent relocation, mental illness, substance abuse; other health issues, lack of outreach activities and resources, and lack of family and social support. This webinar addressed strategies to overcome these factors. Topics of engaging homeless clients in treatment, helping people to feel empowered in decision-making regarding taking medication, assisting people to adhere to medication regimes, and maintaining long-standing relationships with patients were covered.

Nurturing Recovery in Supportive Housing
(June 25, 2012)

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 discussed an approach to nurturing recovery in supportive housing. Presenters discussed techniques for providing a nurturing environment for clients, addressing pitfalls that can stall recovery, and supporting client accountability.

Increasing Consumer Involvement in Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Homeless Programs
(September 12, 2012)

As a matter of policy, SAMHSA promotes consumer involvement in the delivery of behavioral health services. The agency’s longstanding leadership on this issue has helped to make services for people with mental, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders more responsive to their individual needs and has promoted key elements such as peer support, trauma awareness, and recovery orientation. This webinar will provide an opportunity for grantees and the greater audience to hear from presenters, including consumers, who have experience with meaningful consumer involvement in planning, implementing, and assessing services for people experiencing homelessness and mental and/or substance use disorders. The presenters will share their experience in the areas of consumer/tenant advisory boards, recovery coaches working within homeless services, and consumers as evaluators.

Rethinking National Solutions: Addressing Homelessness on the Frontier and in Rural America
(September 25, 2012)

This 90-minute webinar will offer an opportunity for providers in rural and frontier areas to hear about innovative and creative solutions in use by their peers. The webinar will offer a glimpse of solutions that are working well, and of modifications and adjustments made to national practices in order to employ them in rural and frontier areas. It will provide insight into addressing homelessness in rural and frontier environments using strategies for designing and implementing a 10-year plan using the Point In Time (PIT) count and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It will also look at building sustainable organizations through state-level interventions.

Housing-Focused Outreach: An Emerging Model
(September 26, 2012)

This webinar will describe the evolution of outreach over the past three decades, highlight the principles and practices of housing-focused outreach, and provide examples of this approach from around the U.S.

To request the presentation materials from these webinars, please send an email to:

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