The University of North Carolina School of Social Work has launched a CTI project that will provide services to over 200 persons with severe mental illness in Orange and Chatham counties. Led by faculty members Barbara B. Smith and Gary Cuddeback, the three-year project is also intended to promote the statewide adoption of the model. The
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A meeting was held in Cordoba, Argentina, on November 26-27, 2012 of the leadership group of RedeAmericas, one of five NIMH-funded hubs for international mental health services research. Each hub serves as a center for multidisciplinary activities across a specific region. RedeAmericas research focuses on the mental health treatment gap in six Latin American cities –
There will be an opportunity for providers who are interested in CTI to meet at the National Alliance to End Homelessness conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, July 17 at 4:30PM. The session will be an informal one, intended to foster collaboration among providers and answer questions related to the model and its implementation. The
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
A newly-published study by Fang-Pei Chen of the Columbia University School of Social Work explores the ways in which service setting characteristics influence the implementation and practice of CTI. Results show service structure (e.g., the platform for relationship building, staff to manage housing applications, and organizational policy on substance abuse) and agency services (e.g., existing resources
The highly regarded Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy has announced that CTI meets the Congressional Top Tier evidence standard as an effective social program. This standard, identified in recent legislative language, is “well-designed randomized controlled trials [showing] sizeable, sustained effects on important…outcomes.” The Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works closely with key Executive Branch
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
A nice two-minute video produced by the Center for Social Innovation to promote its web-based CTI training course.
SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services has awarded five-year grants to providers in three states to implement CTI as part of its 2010 Mental Health Systems Transformation grant program. Awardees are the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare; the County of Lake, Illinois; and the City of St. Louis (MO) Mental Health Board.
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