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New Book on Homelessness Provides Pretreatment Guide for Helping Couples, Youth, and Unaccompanied Adults

Loving Healing Press of Ann Arbor, MI, announces the release of Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First by Jay S. Levy.

This book provides human service professionals and concerned community members with a pretreatment guide for helping homeless Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreachcouples, youth, and single adults. Chapters explore policy and research accompanied by narratives that trace a person’s journey from homelessness to housing and beyond. The inter-relationship between Homeless Outreach and Housing First is examined in detail to inform program development and hands on practice.

Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First shares 5 intricate stories from the field to elucidate effective ways of helping, while demonstrating how the most vulnerable among us can overcome trauma and homelessness.

By reading this book, you will:

  • Explore the relationship between Homeless Outreach & Housing First, as well as understand the basic pretreatment principles that can be applied to both;
  • Understand and be able to integrate the stages of common language construction with your own practice;
  • Expand your lens of assessment and discover new interventions for helping people who have experienced long-term or chronic homelessness;
  • Learn about the positive measurable impact of a Housing First approach and its moral, fiscal, and quality of life implications;
  • Understand how to better integrate program policy and supervision with Homeless Outreach & Housing First initiatives;
  • Learn how to utilize a Pretreatment Approach with couples, youth, and unaccompanied adults experiencing untreated major mental illness and addiction.

Praise for Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First

“The personal stories and the success cases in this book will give inspiration to work even harder to help both individuals and for ending homelessness in your community.”
? Michael Stoops, National Coalition for the Homeless

“Jay Levy engages the reader with poignant narratives of this extremely vulnerable group of people then, in this latest work, chapter by chapter builds an effective framework for truly solving this decade’s old social dilemma. I strongly recommend this book to anyone truly vested in Ending Chronic Homelessness.”
? Jerry Ray, Mental Health Association Inc., Springfield, MA

Book Details

Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Author:     Jay S. Levy, MSW LICSW
ISBN-13:  978-1-61599-201-0 / 978-1-61599-202-7 (paperback / hardcover)
List Price: $18.95 / $31.95 (paperback / hardcover)
Audience: Adult
Pub Date:  09/01/2013
Genre:       Social Work
Amazon Page:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1615992014/

About the Author

Jay S. Levy has spent the last twenty-five years working with individuals who experience homelessness. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways: From Words to Housing. Jay has also published a monograph and several journal articles on Homelessness issues. Jay received his MSW degree in clinical social work from Columbia University in 1988. He has achieved formal recognition from the Commonwealth of MA Department of Mental Health for his ongoing efforts to help under-served homeless individuals through his direct service, clinical supervision of staff, and program development. Jay is currently employed by Eliot CHS-Homeless Services as a Regional Manager for the statewide SAMHSA-PATH Homeless Outreach Program and Eliot’s Western MA Housing First Program.

For more information on Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Books, Resources, and Interviews check out www.jayslevy.com.

 

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