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Exploring the Culture of Homelessness

Frontier Health is offering an APA training, “Exploring the Culture of Homelessness,” on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Millennium Center Ballroom in Johnson City. The program explore the “culture of homelessness” and learn strategies to help end homelessness and understand cultural challenges, issues, and key evidence-based practices to engage individuals experiencing homelessness, deliver services, build collaboration internally and within the community. This workshop is designed to help you explain the cultural challenges related to homelessness and how to minimize; examine language, practices, beliefs, values, customs, relationships etc. related to homelessness and behavioral health care delivery; emphasize cultural responsiveness and solution-oriented approaches to overcome barriers; Identify evidence-based and/or promising practices and discusses gaps/challenges; Discuss methods to increase collaboration; Highlight the importance of organizational and recovery readiness; Summarize the importance of community-wide collaboration; Examine the rationale for community-wide collaboration to raise awareness and reducing duplication of services. Steven Samra, M.P.A., is an Associate at the Center for Social Innovation, C4., and serves as Deputy Director and Consumer Advisor on SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy project. He provided leadership on consumer involvement for HHRN Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), and Services in Supportive Housing (SSH) consumer involvement roles. Frontier Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Frontier Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Three hours of credit. Full attendance is required to receive credit; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines. Cost is $85. Three hours credit. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. To register: Diane Whitehead, Ph.D., Frontier Health, P.O. Box 9054 Johnson City, TN 37615 or fax, (423) 224-1023 or email: rstewart@frontierhealth.org.

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