Webinar: Spotlight Series on Homelessness among American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Spotlight Series on Homelessness among American Indians and Alaska Natives 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will present a Spotlight Series of webinars on the crisis of homelessness among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). 
National data indicate that AI/ANs account for a disproportionate share of the population experiencing homelessness. In urban centers alone, AI/ANs experience homelessness at rates at least double what might be expected given the demographic representation suggested by the U.S. Census. In rural and tribal areas, the extent of homelessness among AI/ANs is difficult to determine due to logistical and cultural factors.
The AI/AN story is one of resiliency and survival, despite exposure to decades of social injustices perpetuated across the generations, which have had enduring consequences that contribute to a range of issues. Adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events experienced historically and inter-generationally may be reflected in high rates of interpersonal violence, behavioral health problems including depressive symptoms (depression and unresolved grief and loss), substance use (alcohol and illicit drugs), and suicide.
SAMHSA is committed to providing appropriate resources for AI/ANs at risk of or experiencing homelessness, particularly those living with behavioral health issues. The Spotlight Series is designed to inform providers of homeless services, tribal communities, and tribal/local/state decision-makers.  The Spotlight Series will include some of the most respected professionals in the country, who will speak from experience about what is needed and what works.
Each of the four sessions will take place from 2–3:30 p.m. EDT
Moderators: Maia Banks Sheetz (SAMHSA) and Sherri Downing (HHRN)
<![if !supportLists]>?        <![endif]>Thursday, July 21: Issues and Workable Solutions: America Indians and Alaska Natives at Risk of or Experiencing Homelessness
<![if !supportLists]>?        <![endif]>Thursday, July 28: SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) 
<![if !supportLists]>?        <![endif]>Thursday, August 4: Comprehensive Care from a Cultural Perspective 
<![if !supportLists]>?        <![endif]>Thursday, August 11: Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) 
To register for this webinar, go to:
Please send questions related to registration and assistance to hhrn@ahpnet.com.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining each session.
System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone or tablet
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SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) provides technical assistance and support to federal, state, and local agencies, as well as providers, individuals, and families who experience and/or are at risk of homelessness. Technical assistance and support services are provided through individualized technical assistance, Webinars/e-learning opportunities, products, workshops, or through the Website: www.homeless.samhsa.gov
SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN)