• Center for EBPs Helps Managers of Ohio Adult-Care Facilities Motivate Residents for Housing Success

    OhioMHAS Logo In an effort to increase housing stability among people with mental illness, addiction, and co-occurring disorders, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has teamed up with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to host an important training for owners, operators, and staff members of adult-care facilities throughout the state. "Motivating Residents for Housing Success" takes place on 15 dates (Jan-Aug) in 8 cities. Participants learn to assess stages of behavior change among residents and engage in conversations that minimize resistance to change and maximize personal transformation.

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February 2, 2017

PERSON-CENTERED

Center for EBPs Helps Managers of Ohio Adult-Care Facilities Motivate Residents for Housing Success

—by Paul M. Kubek

In an effort to increase housing stability among people with mental illness, addiction, and co-occurring disorders, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has teamed up with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to host an important one-day training event for owners, operators, and staff members of adult-care facilities throughout the state.

The event, titled "Motivating Residents for Housing Success," takes place on 15 dates (January to August) in 8 cities throughout Ohio (Akron, Athens, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Portsmouth, Toledo). The training will equip providers of housing services with skills to help residents consider and embark upon behavioral changes that promote housing stability. The training will teach participants concepts and techniques for assessing stages of behavior change among residents and for engaging in self-reflection, active listening, and conversations that minimize resistance to change and maximize opportunities for personal transformation (see "Current Events" below).

Some learning objectives for this training include the following:

  • Understand stages of change (pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance)
  • Explain how behavioral health symptoms can be a potential risk to stable housing
  • Recognize common barriers to effective conversations about change
  • Utilize effective listening and communication skills to support and promote change
  • Develop conversational techniques for identifying goals, wants, and needs common among residents and providers of housing services (common/shared focus)
  • Practice giving information and advice to each resident that is consistent with the person's choices (person-centered interactions)

IMPORTANCE OF HOUSING STABILITY FOR RECOVERY

Stable housing gives people with mental illness, addiction, and co-occurring disorders a foundation to succeed in recovery. There are many issues that might challenge someone's housing stability (e.g., symptoms, interpersonal conflicts, hoarding, not following rules). The way housing providers respond to and interact with residents can positively influence their future success. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices has developed training and consulting methods and educational tools to help providers of housing services learn to do the following:

  • Build self-awareness about your attitudes, thoughts, and communication style as you conduct your work
  • Keep your attention centered on residents
  • Encourage each resident’s motivation to change

Learn more about our training and consulting approach for housing services (click here).

TOOLS TO PROMOTE HOUSING STABILITY

Printed copies and free PDFs available. / Some recommended Housing resources produced by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University and funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

Get more Housing resources (click here).


CURRENT EVENTS

This one-day training event, titled "Motivating Residents for Housing Success," takes place on 15 dates (January to August) in 8 cities throughout Ohio.

January 23, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Cleveland
  • Location: ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Register Online: (click here)

January 31, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Toledo
  • Location: Lucas County Conference and Learning Center
  • Presenter: Deborah Myers, MEd, LPCC-SC
  • Register Online: (click here)

February 1, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Columbus
  • Location: The State Library of Ohio
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Register Online: (click here)

February 7, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Portsmouth
  • Location: Shawnee Family Health Center
  • Presenter: Steve Shober, BS, LSW, WIP
  • Register Online: (click here)

February 28, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Akron
  • Location: Summit County Public Health
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Register Online: (click here)

March 9, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Dayton
  • Location: ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County
  • Presenter: Steve Shober, BS, LSW, WIP
  • Register Online: (click here)

March 20, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Cleveland
  • Location: ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Register Online: (click here)

April 5, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Akron
  • Location: Summit County Public Health
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Register Online: (click here)

April 6, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Location: Hamilton County Mental Helath & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB)
  • Presenter: Steve Shober, BS, LSW, WIP
  • Register Online: (click here)

May 22, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Cleveland
  • Location: ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Register Online: (click here)

May 23, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Toledo
  • Location: Lucas County Conference and Learning Center
  • Presenter: Deborah Myers, MEd, LPCC-SC
  • Register Online: (click here)

June 1, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Columbus
  • Location: The State Library of Ohio
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Register Online: (click here)

June 8, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Athens
  • Location: Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Presenter: Steve Shober, BS, LSW, WIP
  • Register Online: (click here)

July 24, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Cleveland
  • Location: ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
  • Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
  • Register Online: (click here)

August 3, 2017

  • Title: Motivating Residents for Housing Success
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Location: Hamilton County MHRSB
  • Presenter: Steve Shober, BS, LSW, WIP
  • Register Online: (click here)

2012-2016 | ARCHIVE OF EVENTS

Our training and consulting for housing staff and supervisors began in December 2012. Follow these links for details about past events and initiatives.

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