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