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County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program

With

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and the
Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Presents a Special Training on
Housing and Substance Use Disorders: Navigating the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for Linking Homeless Patients into Housing in Los Angeles County

Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Lecture Hall-Building A-7, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803

Featured Presenters:

Gary Tsai, MD, Medical Director and Science Officer, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Marina Flores, MSW, Single Adult Systems Integration Manager, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Hafsa Kaka, MSW, Coordinated Entry System Coordinator, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Monica Quezada, BSW, Coordinated Entry System Coordinator, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Safe, stable and supportive living environments are essential to individuals recovering from substance use disorders (SUD). Patients with SUDs who are unstably housed or homeless are at greater risk of not engaging in and completing treatment, or relapsing. Homeless and unstably housing individuals with SUDs benefit from housing referrals that are appropriate to their needs in order to increase the likelihood of treatment compliance and recovery.

Beginning July 1, 2017, new services will be available within the System Transformation to Advance Recovery and Treatment Organized Delivery System (START-ODS), such as case management and Recovery Bridge Housing (RBH) for homeless patients in outpatient treatment settings, to help providers link their clients to housing.

In addition to accessing RBH available in SAPC’s network, it is also important for case managers to inquire with patients about their living situation and work closely with the Coordinated Entry System (CES) managed by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to assist patients with accessing a continuum of other housing options for which they may be eligible in Los Angeles County, including rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing.

CES is a countywide system for all populations that aligns the single adult, family and youth systems into a seamless, collaborative countywide platform for housing and service delivery to homeless households. Today’s training will provide: a brief overview of homelessness in Los Angeles; a history of CES; a summary of the essential components of the systems that allow for effective, efficient and fair accessibility of services; a description of policies, procedures and trainings required for agencies to participate in CES; and, an overview of how SUD case managers can work with their local CES partnerships to link SUD patients into housing options for which they may be eligible.

By the conclusion of the lecture, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss how SUD providers can link homeless SUD patients into housing options for which they may be eligible through the SUD system of care and CES
     
  2. Describe the procedures that need to be in place and the staff training requirements for your agency to link patients into housing through CES
     
  3. Describe how your agency can work with your local CES partnerships to assist in making linkages into housing

Continuing Education

This training meets the qualifications for the provision of three (3.0) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCsCASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1117), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING AT THE SAPC ALHAMBRA CAMPUS COSTS $3.00 PER VEHICLE. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CARPOOL. THIS LECTURE IS FREE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please contact Shannon Bertea by phone (310) 267-5398 or e-mail (sbertea@mednet.ucla.edu) if you have questions, concerns, special needs, or require additional information before registering for this training

If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact Shannon Bertea at (310) 267-5398, sbertea@mednet.ucla.edu by Friday, June 9.

 

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