Researcher Q&As

Researcher Q&As

Publication Date: 2009
Carole Norris-Shortle works to foster attachment between young children and their parents who are experiencing homelessness. She is a mental health consultant at the PACT Therapeutic Nursery in Baltimore, Maryland. She chats with the HRC’s Wendy Grace Evans to discuss her strategies for helping parents become their child’s best teacher. What is your starting point for working with families that are new to the nursery? I start with an...
Publication Date: 2009
The Cook Inlet Tribal Council Recovery Service is a SAMHSA Services in Supportive Housing (SSH) grantee. The Council assists Alaska Natives and Native Americans who are homeless and experiencing a mental health or co-occurring disorder. Within the Council, the Welcome Home Project Clinical Case Management Team provides intensive case management, mental health services, and permanent supportive housing. The HRC’s Alexander Steacy talks...
Publication Date: 2009
The HRC’s Sam Catherine Johnston speaks with Michael Thompson, Director of the Justice Center, to learn about the challenges of prisoner reentry. As part of the Council of State Governments, the Justice Center serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government.. In response to requests from policymakers for comprehensive recommendations and policy goals, the Justice Center established a Reentry...
Publication Date: 2009
We have a system in Canada which admirably ensures that almost everyone has health insurance but which doesn’t necessarily ensure they have access to a primary care provider whom they trust and have confidence in and coordination of the care they need for their complex physical and mental health conditions. Where are you from and where did you study? I was actually born in Los Angeles California, and did my medical school training at...
Publication Date: 2009
The picture of homelessness in rural and frontier America is very different than that in urban and metropolitan areas. It is harder to identify people who are homeless, and to provide access to services. Lee Flamik of Rush County, KS has been advocating for people who are homeless with mental illness in rural and frontier communities for more than a decade. HRC’s Jenny Stratton chatted with Lee recently. Lee Flamik serves on the Kansas...
Publication Date: 2009
Many people in the homelessness field support the notion of recovery. Yet, recovery can mean different things for different people. In this research study, consumer involvement was a top priority. Participants made their own choices and learned life skills to support them in housing and recovery. HRC’s Gloria Dickerson chats with Dr. Christine Helfrich, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor at Boston University Department of...

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