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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.
July 2, 2012
The Conrad Hilton Foundation has announced $13 million in grants to support a five-year drive to end chronic homelessness in Los Angeles. The multi-faceted initiative includes funds for a range of new housing and service programs. Included among them is a $330,000 grant to the Downtown Women’s Center to help 80 chronically homeless women effectively transition into permanent housing. This will be the first application of CTI in Los Angeles, a city with one of the largest populations of homeless persons in the United States.
December 9, 2010
The Netherlands Center for Social Care Research at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, with funding from the national government, has launched two randomized controlled trials to assess the effectiveness of CTI in Dutch services for homeless people and victims of domestic violence. The studies investigate whether combining Critical Time Intervention (CTI) with the typical strengths-based social work approach is more effective than the strengths-based methodology alone in improving housing and other outcomes. The homeless sector trial will include adult clients of 9 shelters, examining whether CTI leads to fewer days of homelessness (primary outcome measure). The trial in the women’s shelter sector targets adult female clients of 8 facilities who have experienced violent abuse and examines how CTI affects their quality of life (primary outcome measure). Teams have been trained in the interventions and data collection is set to begin shortly. The study is led by Dr. Judith Wolf with collaborators Renee de Vet, Danielle Lako, and Marielle Beijersbergen. A kickoff meeting (see photo), held on November 18 in Utrecht, was attended by service providers, researchers and CTI experts from the Netherlands and the US including Dan Herman of Columbia University.
December 3, 2010
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
Clinicians and researchers from the Institute for Community Living, Inc., presented a poster evaluating the effectiveness of Project ASPIRE at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies held last month in New York City. Project ASPIRE is an award-winning SAMHSA-funded demonstration program that applies CTI and other evidence based approaches to help women with mental health and substance use problems successfully transition from a homeless shelter to stable life in the community. For more information on the program or the evaluation, contact Dr. Elizabeth Cleek at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3, 2009
As part of the Science to Service initiative, SAMHSA annually recognizes provider organizations that successfully introduce evidence-based interventions into their practice. Since July 2005, the Institute for Community Living, Inc. (ICL), a large behavioral health agency based in New York City, has partnered with another New York based not-for-profit, CAMBA, in the implementation of Project Aspire, a SAHMSA funded initiative aimed at positively impacting sustainable housing placements for homeless women with mental illness and chemical abuse histories in Brooklyn, New York. The project utilizes three evidence-based practices: CTI; Seeking Safety, a present-focused group therapy for people with trauma, PTSD and substance abuse histories; and Wellness-Self Management (WSM), the New York State adaptation of the SAMHSA evidence-based practice toolkit, Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), a curriculum based practice which promotes recovery.
October 29, 2008