Updates...

"Art Therapy in Black" Exhibit 

SAIC MAAT candidates
veronica precious bohanan 
and 
Johannil Napoleón Castro Fornisa Ramirez

Opening Reception & Performance 
Friday, May 17, 2013
6pm 
Exhibit runs: May 17 - June 30



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Valery Shuman, SAIC MAAT instructor of Substance Use and Fieldwork II/Ethics II classes, was published this month in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy.  The article details the development and results of initial testing of a Housing First Model Fidelity Index, which will allow for an increase in consistent application of this evidence based approach to ending homelessness.

The Housing First Model (HFM) is an approach to serving formerly homeless individuals with dually diagnosed mental health and substance use disorders who are not ready, willing or able to pursue abstinence from mind and mood altering substances. The model has been widely diffused across the United States since 2000 as a result of positive findings related to consumer outcomes. However, a lack of clear fidelity guidelines has resulted in inconsistent implementation. The research team and their community partner collaborated to develop a HFM Fidelity Index. We describe the instrument development process and present results from its initial testing.

A provisional PDF of the article is available via the following link:  URL: http://www.substanceabusepolicy.com/content/8/1/16

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Chicago House is hiring House Monitors for the TransLife Center’s Housing Program!!

There is one full-time overnight position and several part-time day and weekend positions. The TransHousing Residence is a housing first model and works from a low threshold, trauma-informed framework, grounded in the sanctuary model.

Transgender, gender non-conforming people and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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