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Register for a SAMSHA-Sponsored Webinar on Critical Time Intervention

5/21/2020

Join us for a SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar, “Improving Access to Care: Critical Time Intervention to Help Transition People with Mental Illness out of Homelessness and Incarceration” on Wednesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. ET. 

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What Will it Cover?

Critical Time Intervention (CTI) is an intensive case management model delivered in a crisis setting during a critical transition. CTI was originally developed for people with serious mental illness who experience homelessness, with the goal of securing successful transitions to being housed.

The crisis service model has also been used to promote successful transitions from hospitals and other institutions such as jails and prisons to community living. It focuses on community integration and continuity of care by ensuring that a person has enduring ties to their community and support systems during these critical periods to avoid the likelihood of a repeating crisis. In research trials of CTI, there was a significant decrease in recurrent homelessness up to nine months after the intervention ended.
 
In this webinar, we will discuss the building blocks of CTI, and describe several wide scale implementation projects, in North Carolina, New Hampshire and Canada. There will also be time for Q&A.

Topics and themes:

  • Homelessness
  • Critical Time Intervention
  • Serious mental illness
  • Community integration 

Who Will Be Presenting? 

Presenter: Bebe Smith, MSW, LCSW - Director of mental health at Southern Regional Area Health Education Center.  She led a pilot of Critical Time Intervention (CTI) from 2012-2015. CTI was adopted for statewide expansion in 2014. She is a trainer in Family Psychoeducation and Critical Time Intervention.

 
It is highly recommended that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org via email or at 703-682-5187.
 
We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request. Closed-captioning is available for this webinar. After the webinar, a recording will be made available online.