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Steve Day and John Morris of the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. gave an overview of important issues in serving individuals experiencing homelessness using science-driven approaches, known as “evidence-based practices” (EBPs).They answered common questions about the appropriateness of EBPs for people who are homeless – especially those with mental health and/or substance use issues. The discussion was placed in the context of quality of care and the need for accountability in service delivery to vulnerable individuals. Examples of EBPswere offered through a practical, hands-on approach.
About the Presenters:
Stephen L. Day, M.S.W., is co-founder and Executive Director of the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. Over the past 19 years, Steve has provided consultation to over 100 local, state and national organizations for comprehensive analyses of public mental health and human services systems, multi-year strategic plans, outcome and performance measurement systems, and organizational and human resource development plans. Mr. Day was among the senior consultants providing technical input and support to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. He has contributed to other major national policy initiatives, including publishing monographs on Olmstead and Supportive Housing: a Vision for the Future and Turning Knowledge into Practice: a Manual for Behavioral Health Administrators and Practitioners about Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices, 2nd Edition (revised, 2010).
John Morris, M.S.W.,is an Independent Consultant with the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. Morris is Executive Director of the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce which provides leadership and technical assistance on workforce issues nationally. Prior to retiring in 2007 as Professor and Director of Health Policy Studies in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he spent more than twenty-five years in the public behavioral health field as a clinician, administrator, researcher and educator. He is the lead editor of Turning Knowledge into Practice: A Manual for Human Service Administrators and Practitioners About Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices, 2nd Edition (revised, 2010). He lives in Columbia, SC with his wife Jennie.