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NAEH conference features CTI sessions on working with singles & families

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

Dutch team returns

Mental health workers and local officials from the Netherlands in met in March with researchers from Columbia University and several provider organizations involved with CTI implementation in NYC.  Part of an ongoing collaboration between researchers and providers in the US and the Netherlands, this was the third visit to the city by Dutch providers interested

New SAMHSA RFA includes CTI

The Center for Mental Health Services of SAMHSA has released its new RFA for fiscal year 2010 Mental Health Transformation Grants.  The program aims “to foster adoption and implementation of permanent transformative changes in how public mental health services are organized, managed and delivered so that they are consumer-driven, recovery-oriented and supported through evidence-based and

NIH conference features web-based training pilot

Jeffrey Olivet and Sam Johnston (both from the Center for Social Innovation) and Dan Herman (Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute) led a panel presentation at the 3rd Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation held in Bethesda on March 15 and 16, 2010.  The team described findings from their

North Carolina "rapid re-housing" initiative adopts CTI

Project Hope, located in Charlotte, North Carolina has begun to implement CTI as part of a new initiative supported by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s  Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program, a short-term rental assistance program to help prevent and reduce homelessness.  The new program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment

American Psychological Association takes note

CTI received significant attention in a cover story on homelessness and mental illness in the current issue of the APA Monitor, published monthly by the American Psychological Association.  The article describes CTI, along with Housing First and other innovative approaches that can help reduce the problem of homelessness among persons with severe mental illness.  The

Columbia approves CTI course

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

Web-based training evaluation report released

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,

Dutch CTI team visits NYC

A team of mental health workers and researchers from the Netherlands visited during the week of September 15 to meet with staff from Columbia University and several provider organizations involved with CTI implementation in New York City.  Adaptation and testing of the CTI model has been underway for several years in the Netherlands where there

North Carolina Practice Improvement Collaborative considers CTI dissemination

Dan Herman, CTI research director, met on May 29 with the mental health subcommittee of the North Carolina Practice Improvement Collaborative in Raleigh to describe the model, present research findings and discuss way in which CTI might be usefully implemented in the state’s mental health system.  Reporting to the state’s Director of the Division of