Recovery to Practice Newsletter: Recovery-Oriented Approaches to Housing Instability


Issue 12: September 2017

Practicing Recovery: Recovery-Oriented Approaches to Housing Instability

In this issue of Practicing Recovery, we look at some of the causes and signs of housing instability and what you can do to help people who are at risk or experiencing homelessness.
A stable and safe place to live is a critical element to recovery for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness. "Home" is one of the four major dimensions identified by SAMHSA that support a life in recovery. In addition, safe and affordable housing is a social determinant of health highlighted in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Healthy People 2020 program.

Supports for Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses Experiencing Housing Instability
This issue of Practicing Recovery offers resources to help practitioners understand the services available to people with unstable housing... Learn more

Thought Leader

Ann V. Denton, Senior Fellow, Training and Technical Assistance, at Advocates for Human Potential, talks about why housing is critical to recovery and how you... Read more

Program Spotlight

Learn how the Mental Health America of Los Angeles Village Homeless Assistance Program helps individuals address their short- and long-term housing needs through... Read more

Six Tips

Six things YOU can do now to help the people you serve address their housing concerns... Read more

Upcoming Events

September is Recovery Month!
September is National Recovery Month. This year's theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. To plan and promote your own Recovery Month event, take advantage of the resources packaged in the Recovery Month Toolkit.
International Association of Peer Supporters National Conference
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October 16–18
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo
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November 4–8

Upcoming RTP Webinar Series

Learn more about these issues by attending Recovery to Practice's (RTP) upcoming three-webinar series on housing instability and homelessness.

October 4:
Housing Instability Risk: How to recognize it and what to do when you see it
Check out the RTP website for information on the November and December webinars in this series.

FREE CME: On-demand courses!

Clinical Decision Support for Practitioners Serving Individuals With Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
This two-part series offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. Learn more

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