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Multi-site CTI trials launch in Netherlands

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.

Web-based training moves to next phase

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

Update on CTI with families

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,

New paper explores broader implications of CTI for timing of social service interventions

Relatively little attention has been paid to the dimension of time in the design of social work interventions. CTI is an example of an intervention that was explicitly developed to address a timing-specific need (enhancing continuity of care during transitions between institutional and community living). After describing the model and summarizing research that supports its

NYC will fund CTI model for homeless persons living with AIDS

The New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene, through its partner organization Public Health Solutions, has issued an RFP that will support transitional care coordination programs that employ the CTI model to link homeless persons with AIDS to medical care, housing and other needed supports.  The program will be supported with federal funds

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

New book on reentry planning includes CTI

Reentry Planning for Offenders with Mental Disorders (Henry A. Dlugacz, ed.), recently published by the Civic Research Institute, includes a chapter by Jeffrey Draine and Dan Herman on the application of CTI for reentry from correctional settings.   The book addresses both policy and practice issues related to maximizing the chances of successful outcomes among persons

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