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ORGANIZATION: Point Source Youth
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Point Source Youth's first National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness convened 300+ stakeholders and 55 speakers—federal and city government officials and policymakers, nonprofit leaders, youth advocates, funders, and researchers in NYC to discuss innovative solutions to end youth homelessness. Presentations from the 2017 National Symposium to End Youth Homelessness are below.

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ORGANIZATION: Canadian Housing & Renewal Association 2014
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

CHRA's 49th National Congress on Housing and Homelessness brought together Canadian and international practitioners, policy makers, front line workers, government officials, and key stakeholders from across the affordable housing and homelessness sector for three days of professional development and engagement. The program included workshops, Keynotes, Mobile Tours, social events and more.

Presentations from the Congress workshops are...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

150,000-300,000 people experience homelessness in a given year in Canada. On a single night, 1400 people experience homelessness in Victoria. Homelessness is a result of structural factors such as poverty and high housing costs, systemic factors such as aging out of care and individual situations. In Victoria, housing is unaffordable and unavailable. People experiencing homelessness have poor health and die prematurely due to lack of the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Social justice is a matter of life and death. We can all easily recognise the health inequalities experienced by people for whom absolute poverty is a daily reality.

(There is) very little reference in studies of patients stories in clinical encounters, to their daily experiences of living under condition of poverty, oppression or social exclusion.

ORGANIZATION: UNT Health Science Center
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background:

Latent TB infection (LTBI) is disproportionately prevalent among certain US populations, including homeless persons.Diabetes mellitus (DM) is also more common among those with LTBI and suggests higher risk for development of TB disease.A significant association between LTBI and self-reported DM in homeless populations would support self-report as potentially useful to ascertain this important risk.

Objectives:

To evaluate...

ORGANIZATION: American Public Health Association
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013
Objective:  The At Home/Chez Soi randomized controlled trial examines the effectiveness of a less resource-intensive Housing First intervention using Intensive Case Management (HF-ICM) for homeless individuals with mental illness and moderate levels of unmet mental health needs.  Method:  Homeless individuals with mental illness (N=1198) in four Canadian cities (Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal) were randomized to HF-ICM or treatment-...
ORGANIZATION: National Youth At Risk Conference
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Prior to the mid-1980s, homelessness was not deemed a federal issue. However, proponents for such legislation eventually created laws and programs that catered to people who were homeless (Mckinney-vento act, 2006).

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MVA) has become a key factor to creating and implementing change in the lives of all homeless persons; and although it was designed to address the issues associated with...

ORGANIZATION: National Health Care for the Homeless Council
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

According to Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) “The 2016 Greater Los Angeles County found 28,464 homeless persons in the city of Los Angeles, an increase of almost 11% over 2015.” In an effort to take action on the homeless issue in LA County, there has been a coordinated effort among homeless service providers through the Coordinated Entry System (CES) Collaborative. Efforts include wrapping services around the individuals to...

ORGANIZATION: National Health Care for the Homeless Council
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homeless formerly incarcerated women are a marginalized and underserved population that require a multi-disciplinary intervention to address their unique health needs. However, integrated community-based healthcare programs for this population are lacking. Without appropriate intervention, this population is at a heightened risk for chronic homelessness, poor health outcomes, and rearrests. This workshop will identify their needs, will...

ORGANIZATION: National Health Care for the Homeless Council
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

We will present research findings on access to health care, use of the Emergency Department, and housing outcomes in older homeless adults.  The presentation will present findings from the HOPE HOME Study, the only longitudinal study of older homeless adults.  We will explore, for older homeless adults 1) changes in access to care after Medicaid expansion; 2) reasons for use of the ED , with a focus towards examining potential ways that...

ORGANIZATION: Master of Public Health Thesis and Capstone Presentations
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness is a complex, multi-faceted and serious public health issue. Women and children are the fastest growing homeless population. Being a homeless family has implications on proper nutrition and the ability to develop consistent and positive relationships between parents and children. Maintenance of solid family relationships is a protective factor to protect parents, children, and families from the detrimental effects of homelessness...

ORGANIZATION: St. Michael’s Hospital & Inner City Health Associates
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Objectives Identify the unique health concerns of those experiencing homelessness in Canada.  Take a thorough social history and refer patients to appropriate community services.  Create a clinic that is welcoming to those who are homeless through anti-oppressive practice and a trauma-informed approach. Adapt screening, diagnosis, and management approaches for several common conditions to the experience of homelessness, including hypertension,...
ORGANIZATION: Georgia Southern University
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Emory Urban Health Initiative  UHI forges vital university and community partnerships in health care, education, and community planning, with all partners working to change the trajectory for the children, youth, and families of Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Four focus areas:  Community programs  Community engaged learning Training of health professionals  Research  A Series of Questions What does family homelessness look like in...
ORGANIZATION: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
The faces of homelessness in Canada: A few figures

Estimated number of Canadians experiencing homelessness in 2014: 235,000

Severe mental illness among those experiencing homelessness: 20%-50%

Lifetime criminal justice involvement: 60%-90%

ORGANIZATION: National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (the Homeless Hub), working with the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness and with funding support from the Home Depot Canada Foundation, is planning a national youth homelessness survey to be administered in October 2015, the first of its kind ever conducted in Canada.  While a number of local area studies have been conducted in cities across Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Calgary,...

ORGANIZATION: City of Hamilton
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

In 2014, over 3,100 individuals experienced homelessness in the City of Hamilton – staying at some point throughout the year in one of the City’s emergency shelters. These individuals include women, men, youth, and families, and represent the most vulnerable members of our community.

This resource provides results from the survey findings that was part of the nationwide campaign to house 20,000 people by July 2018. Volunteers surveyed...

ORGANIZATION: Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

In 2014, over 6,500 individuals experienced homelessness in Ottawa – sleeping at some point during the year at one of our community’s emergency overnight shelters. Many were there for weeks and months. Permanent, safe, appropriate and affordable housing solutions, with the support necessary to sustain them, are urgently needed.

This resource provides results of the survey findings that was part of a...

ORGANIZATION: Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

At a congressional hearing in 1948, representative A.S. Mike Monroney argued that the construction of new, subsidized rental housing improves the surrounding neighborhood, and in so doing, raises property tax revenues. He stated: “One of the principal arguments, with which I go along, is that the establishment of a housing project in a city raises the assessed valuation for blocks around it and puts back onto the municipal tax...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Background

Calgary Homeless Foundation – CE in Calgary; led 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in 2008 based on Housing First.

From 2008-2012 went from: Virtually no program funding to overseeing $35M investment From no Housing First to programs for 4,000 clients, 5 staff to 35 staff. Housing First spurred massive growth and learnings Drawing on Alberta experience in 7 Cities implementing Housing First housing over 7,000 clients and...
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

This presentation describes the Pathways' Housing First program that serves people who are literally homeless and diagnosed with severe psychiatric disabilities and addiction disorders. The program offers immediate access to permanent independent apartments with intensive off-site clinical and support services like Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams. This approach stands in sharp contrast to the majority of programs that require...

ORGANIZATION: Hudex Exchange
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Learning Objectives

Participants will review and understand:

Performance measures identified in HEARTH, including the performance criteria for “high performing communities” Which programs impact each measure and how to use the HMIS data to calculate performance Approaches to using performance data for system management and performance improvement
ORGANIZATION: Focus Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

The Ultimate Guide to the Collaboration EconomyBusiness as we know it is changing in fundamental ways due to powerful dynamics like information technology, globalization, and socialmedia. These dynamics are creating an environment where companies and professionals must become more collaborative to succeed. The“Collaboration Economy” can create tremendous opportunities for businesses in the form of new market opportunities and new ways of...

ORGANIZATION: Educational and Community Supports University of Oregon
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

What is fidelity of implementation (FOI)?

• Example: Crash diet plan: Cabbage Soup!
• Definition: “the extent to which the delivery of an intervention adheres to the protocol or program model originally developed”

(Mowbray et al. 2003, p. 315).

ORGANIZATION: National Alliance to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION | AUGUST 5, 2014

Critical Time Intervention Training

This half-day training is targeted to service providers working with persons transitioning from homelessness or other institutions to the community. Critical Time Intervention (CTI) is a cost-effective, evidence-based practice designed to prevent...

ORGANIZATION: Joining Hands. Healing Lives; Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Did you know?

The number of homeless families with children is increasing The number of unaccompanied homeless adolescents is increasing Homelessness is an important risk factor for a number of health issues

Contents

Recognizing homelessness Understanding the specific health problems of homeless children Infectious disease, injury, lead, mental health & behavior problems, nutrition and growth, anemia, dental health,...
ORGANIZATION: Mathematica Policy Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Presentation Agenda: 

Administrative data on homeless youth and young adults young adults Approaches to the data analysis  Grantees’ plans for analysis  Collecting information from youth and young adults Grantees’ plans for using exit interviews of transitioning youth
ORGANIZATION: Presentation to United Church Women
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Overview:

Government support for housing Social assistance Social housing Homelessness “Housing First” Summary

For more information on this presentation read NIck Falvo's blog post "Affordable Housing and Homelesness".

ORGANIZATION: Social Traders
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Social Traders partnered with the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at Queensland University of Technology.

ORGANIZATION: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND HOMELESSNESS: Presented by Janice Abott; CEO of Atira Property Management, Vancouver; Pat Nixon, Executive Director of Mustard Seed homeless shelter in Calgary; and Shelley Williams, author of the book The 3 Ps: Philosophy, Process and Practicalities.

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