This 5-session instructor-led course will give your agency the tools it needs to implement CTI. It brings together national CTI experts, a team-based learning approach, and engaging multimedia technology. The course covers CTI principles, evidence for CTI, phases of CTI, and skills for implementation.
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Our colleagues at the Center for Social Innovation will be offering a free webinar on July 12 from noon to 1PM eastern time that will describe the key elements in delivering CTI to high-risk families and introduce a web-based family CTI course that will be offered this coming fall. More information and registration details are available here.
The Center for Social Innovation, Inc., has announced that the next offering of its intensive, instructor-led online course will run between February 6 and March 26th, 2012. Bringing together national CTI experts, a team-based learning approach, and engaging multi-media technology, the course provides agencies with the tools needed to implement CTI in their organization. Download details and contact information here.
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program is a new VA program that will award grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who will provide supportive services to very low-income veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. Organizations will receive grants to provide a range of supportive services, including CTI, designed to promote housing stability.
The Center for Social Innovation, in partnership with Center for Urban Community Services and researchers at Columbia University, has received additional funding from NIMH to further develop and test a web-based CTI training and implementation support model for social workers and other staff working with homeless persons. This follows a successful pilot effort carried out last year. Bringing together experts in CTI training and dissemination, adult and team-based learning theories and multi-media technology, this second phase of the project will complete development of the web-based training product and then evaluate it by comparing its effectiveness with a traditional face-to-face approach.
The annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness held in July in Washington, DC featured two workshops on CTI. The first, co-led by Dan Herman of Columbia University & NYS Psychiatric Institute and Laura Morris of Resources for Human Development, Inc. will focused on working with single adults, while the second workshop, focused on homeless families, was led by Judith Samuels of New York University & Nathan Kline Institute. Both sessions were extremely well attended.
Columbia University will offer the first academic course on CTI to social work graduate students. Entitled, Facilitating Continuity of Care for Vulnerable Populations in Critical Transitions: Applications of CTI, the course is part of the school’s advanced generalist practice sequence. Dr. Fang-pei Chen, an assistant professor at the school, plans to offer the seven week course during the spring semester of 2010. The course will address risk factors and strengths of a variety of vulnerable populations in transition; introduce the CTI model, its practice skills, and supervision; and explore its broader applications. For the final assignment, students will be asked to conceive and design a transitional service model adapting the approach and strategies employed in CTI. For further information, please contact Dr. Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Social Innovation has issued a final evaluation report on its NIMH-funded effort to develop and pilot test a web-based CTI training and implementation support model for social workers and other staff working with homeless persons. This innovative project, which brought together experts in CTI, adult and team-based learning theories and multi-media technology, was the initial phase in what is hoped to be an ongoing initiative intended to make web-based training on CTI and related interventions broadly available to providers and to evaluate the effectiveness of such training. According to the report, initial results are quite promising; high levels of completion, knowledge development and satisfaction were reported by most trainees. Most encouraging, however, is that 80% of trainees reported that they had actively begun to implement CTI in their agencies within 30 days of completing the course. The complete report is available here.