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Join Us In Chicago!

Aug 27 2014

The Mandel School will be hosting two special alumni events in the Windy City in September! We invite MSSA, MNO and PhD alumni to come, network, and hear updates about the Mandel School and its groundbreaking research. The events are:

  • Thursday, September 4, 5:30-7:30pm at an alumna’s home in Wilmette
  • Friday, September 5, 5:30-7:30pm at Athena Restaurant (212 South Halsted Street in Chicago; 312-655-0000)

Both events are hosted by Marianne Lax, MSSA 1990. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Marianne at 216.368.1832 or via email at Marianne.Lax@case.edu.

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Ever Wonder Why They Call It “Assertive”?

Aug 27 2014

zCEBP-554386_ACT-brand_246p-hoodFind out why Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) ranks as a best practice in states, counties, cities, managed-care companies, and community-based service organizations that want to improve outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are most vulnerable to homelessness, hospitalization, and institutional recidivism. Get ready to make ACT a priority for this priority population in your community. Also, learn why this evidence-based practice works so well with Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice for severe mental illness and substance abuse. / Register today for these workshops at EBP Conference 2014, sponsored by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices:

  • C-03 | Integrating ACT & IDDT for Effective & Intensive Treatment Services
  • D-05 | Making the Case for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • E-02 | Getting Started with ACT
  • F-04 | Combined IDDT & ACT Team Leader Panel

Learn More & Register Online >>

 

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Best Solution for Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Aug 27 2014

zCEBP-602369-IDDT_246pIntegrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) makes so much sense for improving outcomes. This evidence-based practice combines treatment for mental illness with treatment for substance abuse and is considered among the best interventions for people with co-occurring disorders. Make IDDT a priority for this priority population in your community. Find out how IDDT helps people through stages of change and recovery and why it works so well with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), the evidence-based practice for people with SMI who are most vulnerable to homelessness, hospitalization, and institutional recidivism. / Register today for these workshops at EBP Conference 2014, sponsored by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices:

  • C-01 | 20 Questions: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to IDDT Clinical Case Reviews
  • C-03 | Integrating ACT & IDDT for Effective & Intensive Treatment Services
  • D-07 | Persuasion Groups
  • D-10 | IDDT Principles and Strategies Overview
  • E-04 | Implementing IDDT in the Veterans Affairs (VA) System: Lessons Learned–A Work in Progress
  • F-04 | Combined IDDT & ACT Team Leader Panel

Learn More & Register >>

 

 

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Crain’s Cleveland Discusses Pay For Success

Aug 27 2014

Cuyahoga County Seal 2014 revCrain’s Cleveland Business discussed Cuyahoga County‘s Pay for Success program in “Cuyahoga County is seeking creative way to aid children” on August 17, 2014. The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is one of the partners in developing and evaluating the program.

The “Pay for Success” model relies on social impact financing. Private investors and foundations will fund and create new social programs; if designed to function well, they can provide quality services at less cost and investors can benefit from the savings created.

Cuyahoga, under the administration of County Executive Ed FitzGerald and County Councilman Dale Miller, hopes to establish social impact financing to find lower-cost yet innovative ways to aid families and children.  Cuyahoga has one of only three such social impact financing programs in the country.

The Poverty Center has been enlisted to help evaluate the success and outcomes of Pay for Success. According to Crain’s article, “a key to this and similar programs is developing fair and accurate ways to measure success, which, in turn, sets the rate of return on any investment.”   The Center has already conducted preliminary analyses to identify the initiative’s target population.

Read more about the Poverty Center’s involvement with Pay for Success.

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