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Webinar: Understanding the Housing First Model: Engagement and Recovery Supports
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Webinar: Understanding the Housing First Model: Engagement and Recovery Supports

This webinar will also explore how elements of Housing First are incorporated into other elements of service delivery, including employment service, and using medication to treat substance use disorders.

10/29/2019
When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: James Kowalsky, MA
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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Behavioral health treatment programs regularly serve people who are currently experiencing homelessness or who were homeless. Supportive housing programs for people experiencing homelessness are increasing using a Housing First approach, which does not mandate abstinence as a condition for receiving services. By learning about the development of the Housing First Model and the evidence supporting this approach, behavioral health treatment providers can better connect with supportive housing providers and engage with the people served by their programs. This webinar will also explore how elements of Housing First are incorporated into other elements of service delivery, including employment service, and using medication to treat substance use disorders.

Objectives:

  • Describe the development of the Housing First Model and the evidence supporting this approach
  • Identify key elements of Housing First at the program and system level  
  • Explore the ways that Housing First is being adapted for use in other service areas
Who should attend?

This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, Certified Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS), Certified Recovery Peer Specialists (CRPS), Certified Recovery Residence Administrators (CRRA), and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities, and DCF program staff.

Presented by:

James Kowalsky, AM is the Project Director for the Illinois Prevent Prescription Drugs and Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths (IPDO) Grant at the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR). He also works closely with the IDHS/SUPR Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP). As a Project Director, James encourages the expansion of Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) services throughout Illinois and provides technical assistance to IPDO and DOPP providers. James earned his Master of Arts degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Previously, James provided outreach and engagement services for people experiencing homelessness at Heartland Alliance Health in Chicago. Since 2013, James has been providing training and support to organizations adapting their practices to incorporate OEND, Harm Reduction, Housing First, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. James is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He is committed to promoting public policy and service delivery that is characterized by acceptance and respect for the lives of people who use drugs, have a substance use disorder, or are in recovery.

 
CEUs:
Up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided at no cost for individuals meeting the attendance requirements and complete the training evaluation.
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