Just Released! Serious Mental Illness and Homelessness Online Course
This course is available at no cost to the general public and focuses on recognizing, assessing, and treating SMI among adults experiencing homelessness. The course provides an overview of the symptoms of and treatment for major mental illnesses, discusses common co-occurring physical health conditions that individuals with SMI experience, and provides best practices for trauma-informed engagement.
Key Topics in the Course
- Major mental disorders among individuals experiencing homelessness including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder
- Common comorbid mental disorders and chronic medical conditions
- Best practices for working with individuals with SMI
This course consists of three chapters, each with a series of articles and opportunities to apply knowledge through journaling. We estimate that it will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete the course and the course has been accredited for 1.5 CEUs by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Participants can work at their own pace, starting and stopping as they wish.
Webinar: Serious Mental Illness and Homelessness
August 16, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time (11:00am-12:00pm PT)
This webinar will feature three panelists in a roundtable discussion about serving individuals with serious mental illness who are experiencing homelessness. Panelists will help dispel myths about homelessness and mental illness, share innovative and culturally responsive models of care, and provide actionable takeaways that participants can use in their work.
- Rosita (“Rosie”) Marinez, Director of Housing Operations for Fountain House
- Juliana Wallace, Senior Director of Mental Health & Culturally Specific Services for Central City Concern.
- Donald Whitehead Jr., Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless.