While giving the Plenary Address at the 2012 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium and Mental Health America Annual Conference, Jeff Olivet, CEO stopped by NPR’s Studio Tulsa to talk about the history of American homelessness. Take a listen.

Beginning January 19, 2013, t3 will launch a brand new course, Navigating Disputes with Homeless Families: Assistance for Schools and School Districts.

t3 also recently rolled out new Knowledge at Work online, self-paced units including Homeless Veterans: Building Community Supports, The Battlefield and Beyond: Understanding Trauma in Female Veterans, and Housing-Focused Outreach: An Emerging Approach. Check out these and other t3 offerings here!

This past summer, C4 completed two Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grants. One created and evaluated a simulation game to reinforce Motivational Interviewing skills among service providers. The Motivational Interviewing Simulator: an Experiential Online Training Tool includes both an online simulator and an e-book. The C4 team also created the online tool, ElderConnect: Compass for Community Supports. ElderConnect helps providers to recognize and respond to the risk of elder homelessness.

C4 recently completed the first year of the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy contract with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In the first twelve months of the project, C4 and its partners completed an environmental scan on recovery supports and services, conducted a Policy Academy with eight state teams - each of whom received $50,000 awards to develop and implement state recovery action plans - and developed a decision support tool to help people make choices about medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.

As part of the Homeless and Housing Resource Network, C4 is pioneering online learning for SAMHSA with 8-week instructor-led Virtual Learning Classrooms for the agency’s Homeless Programs grantees. C4 instructors are leading courses on Trauma-Informed Care, Case Management, Effective Outreach, Recruiting and Sustaining a Vibrant Workforce & Involving Persons in Recovery as Colleagues, and Collaboration in the Community.

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