Although CTI has primarily been used with single adults, the model has also been adapted to support families in the transition from homelessness to housing. As described in a recent report from National Center on Family Homelessness about the Young Family CTI model, the approach incorporates targeted efforts to address needs around household management, parenting and other priority areas that differ from implementations focusing on single adults with severe mental illness. Download the full report here.
October 29, 2010
A collaboration between the New York State Office of Mental Health, the Center for Urban Community Services and the Columbia Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies will develop and test a modified version of CTI to enhance continuity of treatment, housing and community supports for adolescents being discharged from residential treatment facilities. These programs, which provide longterm residential care to children and adolescents with severe emotional disorders, hope to improve their capacity to develop effective discharge plans and coordinate post-discharge supports. Based on input from providers and service recipients, the pilot project will first adapt the model to meet the needs of the target population and then train a small number of transition coordinators assigned to several residential treatment facilities. The project also aims to evaluate the impact of this training on selected client outcomes including housing placement and retention. For further information, contact Susan Thaler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Madeline Zivian at email@example.com
March 11, 2009