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From Our Federal Partners: Assessing Need for Mental Health Care in Encampments Webinar – May 30, 2019 – 3:30 PM EDT

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) is hosting a three-part Spotlight Series, Taking Behavioral Health Care to the Streets. This series discusses how to provide behavioral health care in unsheltered environments.

The second webinar in the series is coming up soon – register today!

Building a Foundation on the Streets – Assessing Need for Mental Health Care in Encampments
Thursday, May 30, 2019
3:30-5:00 PM EDT
Register Today

This webinar will focus on meeting people exactly where they are and working to identify and assess their needs. The following panelists will share their expertise in behavioral health and homelessness:

  • Aislinn Bird, M.D., M.P.H, Psychiatrist, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program in Oakland, California
  • Wilma Lovada, Community Health Outreach Worker, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless StreetHealth in Oakland, California

Participants will learn how to:

  • Describe the importance of providing assessments for serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders (SUDs), and co-occurring disorders (CODs) in unsheltered environments
  • Identify potential needs associated with SMI, SUDs, or CODs and administer formal assessments in encampments and other unsheltered environments
  • Ensure people in unsheltered environments are comfortable with the assessment process and that their privacy and dignity are protected
  • Help clients acquire and maintain the basic identification and documentation needed to access various services and treatment

Please save the date for the final webinar in this series:

  • Webinar 3: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 3:30-5:00 PM EDT – Behavioral Health Care Outside of the Box – Providing Services and Treatment to Unsheltered Persons
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