SAMHSA to host “Virtual Summit” on Homelessness, Serious Mental illness, and Substance Use Disorders

On August 7 and 8, 10:30-5:00 (ET), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will host a virtual summit called “The Way Home” to discuss cutting-edge strategies and emerging best practices for ending homelessness among individuals with serious mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders (SMI/SUD).

Online Attendees will have the chance to earn CEUs for attending this summit. Plenary speakers will include:

  • Dr. Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA – Director of Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA
  • Dennis P. Culhane, Ph.D. – Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nan Roman, M.A. – President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Kristin Yavorsky, M.S.W. – Office of Community Housing, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
  • Brian Sims, M.D. – HHRN/National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
  • Melodie Pazolt – Behavioral Health Programs and Recovery Supports Section Manager, Washington State Health Care Authority – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
  • Amanda Buccina, RN – Home-based Palliative Care at UC Davis Medical Center; former Street Outreach RN
  • Martha Fleetwood, J.D. – HHRN Facilitator
In addition to presenting national perspectives, The Way Home will offer practical solutions that are particularly useful to

  • clinicians and stakeholders,
  • housing and homelessness services providers,
  • researchers and policy makers, and
  • anyone working with individuals and families experiencing SMI/SUD and homelessness or housing instability

Register now! Once registered, you will receive summit updates, the agenda, presenter biographies, and information on individual sessions.

Session Overview: Concurrent Tracks

Pick and choose from these simultaneous tracks:

  • Facilitating Access
    • Engaging Clients in Clinical Services for SMI/SUD
    • Housing, Landlords, and Systems
    • Providing Intensive Outreach and Engagement
    • Improving Effectiveness of Re-entry and Supported Housing Models
  • Intervening Early
    • Providing Clinical Care for Children Experiencing Homelessness in the Presence of SMI and/or SUDs
    • Assessing and Addressing Housing Instability and Invisible Homelessness
    • Providing Recovery Supports for Transition-age Youth
    • Integrating Employment: An Important Prevention Strategy
  • Improving Services
    • Understanding and Promoting Racial Equity
    • Building Strong Collaboration Between Housing and Services
    • Building Strong SMI/SUD Services Using Scientific and Evidence-based Practices
    • Strengthening Services Through Peer Supports
This course has been approved by JBS International, Inc. as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #86832, JBS international, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6442. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CSAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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