Housing Identification, Landlord Engagement, and Fair Housing
SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network
May 4, 2017; 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
The shortage of quality, affordable housing makes it very difficult to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Housing Identification, Landlord Engagement, and Fair Housing features effective strategies and best practices to overcome this barrier and successfully access private market housing. Join us and three leaders in the field on Thursday May 4, 2017 and learn how they are helping people find their homes one unit at a time.
Other topics to be discussed include tips for communicating with property owners and management companies, role of housing specialists, rural and urban strategies, fair housing, outreach plans and housing search strategies.
Ann Denton, MEd, Senior Fellow, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Will Connelly, Executive Director, Metro Denver Homeless Initiative
Rachael Coen, MSW, Project Specialist, West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
Are you concerned with race and culture and how they impact health, housing, and interactions between people? SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network is pleased to announce the five-part Spotlight Series on Cultural Understanding and Culturally Responsive Services. This series explores the role of culture in health and wellness, approaches and techniques for evaluating and improving cultural competence, and responsive staff and programs. Attendees will increase their knowledge of working effectively with people from diverse cultures.
We invite you to register now for Health Disparities: Race and Culture in Behavioral Health and Housing. The speakers will introduce culture and health disparities and strategies for behavioral health and housing service providers to be more culturally responsive and culturally competent. The webinar also explores legal resources, including the CLAS Standards and Fair Housing Act, for addressing discrimination.
Uma Chandrika Millner, PhD, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Using Public Health Approaches to Promote & Protect the Whole Health of Individuals with Behavioral Health Conditions
SAMHSA's Program to Achieve Wellness
April 27, 2017; 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
As a public health professional, how can you improve services for your clients with mental illness and addictions? Join SAMHSA's Program to Achieve Wellness on Thursday, April 27 for Using Public Health Approaches to Promote & Protect the Whole Health of Individuals with Behavioral Health Conditions to get answers to this question and more.
Attendees will learn how to use evidence-based, innovative public health interventions to improve the overall health of clients with mental and/or substance use disorders, including those experiencing serious mental illness. Attendees will also learn how to make the case for integrating primary care and behavioral health to improve overall population health and address social determinants of health.
The speakers will provide real-world examples, such as a clinic that integrated primary and behavioral health services to become a one-stop shop to address all their client's health needs.
Shelina D. Foderingham, MPH, MSW, Assistant Vice President, Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health
Nick Szubiak, LCSW, Director, Clinical Excellence in Addictions, Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health
Jennifer L. Ludwig, MS, Deputy Director, Tri-County Health Department
Understanding and Responding to the Emerging Behavioral Health Needs of Military Drone Operators
SAMHSA's Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center
April 25, 2017; 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Service members who experience combat remotely face unique behavioral health risks. As weapon strike operations continue to reshape our approach to national defense, we must ask whether we are able to recognize and support the behavioral health needs of individuals directly tied to such mission accomplishment through the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA, more commonly known as drones).
These operators engage in a unique form of warfare that provides critical support to the United State and allied nations around the world. They face demands and stressors that are similar to those who have deployed to areas of combat. They also face distinct challenges in that they are participating in combat situations remotely and then transitioning back into civilian settings at the end of their workday. RPA operators and their families are living in our communities and need our care and support. There are many strategies that community service providers and peers can use to support the behavioral health needs of these service members and their families.
SAMHSA's Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) TA Center will host a webinar that will provide information about the role of operators supporting RPA missions, the stressors they face, and the behavioral health supports that are available for them. The webinar will also explore ways to connect SMVF with the specialized supports they need in order to strengthen their resiliency.
A. Kathryn Power, MEd, Regional Administrator, Region I, Senior Lead for the Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Population Focus, SAMHSA (Co-moderator)
Angela Wright, JD, Assistant Project Director, SAMHSA's SMVF TA Center, Policy Research Associates, Inc. (Co-moderator)
Wayne Chappelle, PsyD, ABPP, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Consultant and Team Leader for Aeromedical Operational Clinical Psychology
Lillian R. Prince, MS, Program Manager, Occupational Health Research, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Prince Research and Analytic Solutions, LLC