Understanding Critical Time Intervention
Want to know more about Critical Time Intervention (CTI)? Considering it as a model for your agency? Join us for this course, which covers the principles of, evidence for, and phases of CTI. We will also discuss how to make community linkages and ways to bring CTI and/or CTI principles into your agency
CTI is a time-limited care coordination model that mobilizes support for vulnerable individuals during critical times of transition in their lives. The aim of CTI is to facilitate continuity of care and community integration by ensuring that these individuals have enduring ties to their community. This evidence-based practice has been adapted across the United States and internationally for use with formerly incarcerated individuals, veterans who have a history of recurrent homelessness, young people who experienced first episode psychosis, and other vulnerable groups during periods of transition. Our multimedia web-based course is led by CTI experts and utilizes an adult learning approach. The course covers the key principles of the CTI model, evidence for its effectiveness, and the tools that teams need to implement it.
Note: If you are ready to implement CTI already, we recommend How to Implement CTI instead.
Meet the Instructors
Tom Bardwell is a public health professional who specializes in training and technical assistance on the following topics: harm reduction, best practices in case management, stigma, LGBTQ youth, and homelessness. Tom has worked in various settings, including wet and dry shelters, after-school programs, drop-in centers, day care programs, and summer camps. Currently, Tom is tasked with content development for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Homeless Resource Center (HRC), an interactive online learning community dedicated to disseminating knowledge and best practices to prevent and end homelessness. Tom is the training liaison for CTI at Center For Social Innovation (C4), working to expand faculty capacity for post-training consultation and ensure fidelity to the CTI model. As an advocate for youth, he served on the Executive Committee and was co-chair of the Disparities Committee for the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth.
Kimberly Livingstone, LMSW, is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Her areas of research interest include the experiences of people who are homelessness and use services, as well as evidence-based homeless service models like CTI and Housing First. Kim is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty member at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She has 12 years of professional experience in homeless services and program management and, for the past two years, was a Silberman Doctoral Fellow working with Dr. Herman and Ms. Conover at Hunter College. She is co-investigator on a qualitative research study exploring service users’ experiences while residing in supportive housing and how people successfully move on to more independent living situations. Kim plans to continue her research in this area.
Collin Whelley was first trained in CTI when he was a Street Outreach Worker at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver, Colorado. He has since been trained in many other evidence based practices including, harm reduction, trauma informed care, nonviolent crisis intervention, assertive community treatment, Housing First, integrated dual diagnosis therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. CTI borrows from other evidence based practices as well as experience in the field. To train effectively, Collin summons his knowledge of other evidence based best practices and his experiences as a direct care professional to compliment the CTI curriculum.