This course is available at no cost to the general public and provides foundational information about the neurobiology and prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD), the whole-person care framework and best practices, treatment and recovery supports for OUD, and supporting housing stability for individuals with OUD.
We estimate that it will take approximately 3.0 hours to complete the course and the course has been accredited for 3.0 CEUs by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Participants can work at their own pace, starting and stopping as they wish.
Additional New Resources Released!
Three new resources were developed for this online course but apply more generally to the work of housing and health professionals. We encourage you to use these in your work:
- Motivational Interviewing Self-Appraisal
- Self-Care Assessment Tool
- Three Homes: Reflections and Worksheet
New Fact Sheet: Fair Housing Protections
People experiencing or at risk of homelessness with mental illness or substance use disorder often have a difficult time obtaining housing and may face discrimination because of their conditions. This document describes how individuals with disabilities can leverage federal laws to protect themselves from this type of discrimination and ensure equal access and opportunity to enjoy housing that suits their needs.
New Toolkit: Disaster Planning and Response
This guide outlines questions that homelessness response programs should answer as they plan for and respond to natural disasters. The guide places a focus on the needs of people experiencing homelessness with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring disorders (CODs).
September is National Suicide Prevention Month
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline recognizes National Suicide Prevention Month throughout September, encompassing National Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. National Suicide Prevention Day is a time to remember those affected, raise awareness, and focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most. This year, 988 is spreading the message about actions each individual can take to prevent suicide their the #BeThe1To campaign.
Along with the resources and awareness provided by the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the Homeless and Housing Resource Center provides resources with the aim to improve housing outcomes for individuals with serious mental illnesses who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. To view our archived webinars and resources please visit the HHRC website.
Language Guidance When Serving LGBTQ+ Populations
The SAMHSA-funded Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity has created this language guidance related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) as a resource for behavioral health practitioners to better understand the most recent language used in LGBTQ+ communities. The guidance outlines outdated language, updated language, and why each matters. View the new guidance.
SAMHSA Advisory: Peer Support Services in Crisis Care
This advisory discusses the role of peer support workers and models of peer support services that are available to assist individuals who are experiencing a crisis. Peer support services are a vital component of crisis care. View the new advisory.
Partner Webinars and Events
The 2022 CoC Program Competition Prioritizes Racial Equity and LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination: How to Get Started
August 31, 1:00-2:30pm ET, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Housing First Webinar Series
September 12 and 28, 2:30-4:00pm ET, National Low Income Housing Coalition
18th Annual Street Medicine Symposium
September 22-24, 2022, Toronto, Canada, Street Medicine Institute