Researcher Q&As

Researcher Q&As

Publication Date: 2010
“Ask the Expert” features an interview with a leading expert on homelessness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The following is an interview with Kim Johnson, the Deputy Director for operations of NIATx. We are pleased to welcome Kim Johnson is the Deputy Director for operations of NIATx, a research center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison that focuses on systems improvement in behavioral health. She is also...
Publication Date: 2010
“Ask the Expert” features an interview with a leading expert on homelessness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The following is an interview with John Kuhn, the Veteran Administration’s national director of Evaluation and the acting director of Homeless Prevention Services. We are pleased to welcome John Kuhn, the Veteran Administration’s (VA) national director of Evaluation and the acting director for Homeless...
Publication Date: 2010
Carolann Barr is the Executive Director of Raising the Roof, Canada's only national charity dedicated to long-term solutions to homelessness. Carolann has led the development of the national research report Youth Homelessness in Canada: The Road to Solutions. She is currently leading national research efforts and partnership-building initiatives to break the cycle of youth homelessness through Raising the Roof’s Youthworks initiative....
Publication Date: 2010
Penny Goldsmith is the Executive Coordinator of PovNET in Vancouver, BC. PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada. Q: What are the key issues that need to be addressed? Penny Goldsmith: I think that the whole issue of homelessness is obscene in a country like Canada -- it’s obscene anywhere -- but in a country with Canada...
Publication Date: 2010
Ontario elementary school teacher, Karen Steffensen, shares her experience developing an integrated unit on homelessness and the importance of homelessness education in the classroom. Karen Steffensen is currently a Curriculum Consultant in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) working within Resource Development, developing web-based learning modules for staff professional learning in the areas of assessment and effective...
Publication Date: 2010
UK-based researcher, Gareth Morris, gives 8 compelling reasons to start blogging. Watch his video blog entry. This is a short video outlining some of the reasons why I think that blogging for researchers is a good idea. 1) Public engagement 2) Raise your profile and digital identity 3) Networking 4) Writing practice 5) Helps shape your thoughts/ideas 6) Gets your material out quickly 7) Allows for a quick response from your...

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