August 29, 2022 Update: the training advertised here is the fourth session of the Critical Time Intervention Series, started in April of 2022. This session is intended for supervisors and managers who completed the Basic CTI training and would like to learn additional skills for training project staff in CTI practices and managing fidelity to the evidence-based model. For supervisors who could not attend the live sessions, please see instructions below for how to access the TPCH Online Training Center.
Register here for the training.
Our three-part Basic CTI training was held on April 6, 13, and 20. Participants who successfully completed the three-part Basic CTI training received a certificate of training endorsed by the Center for the Advancement of Critical Time Intervention, Hunter College/Silberman School of Social Work.
We strongly encourage supervisors and managers to attend the fourth session of this series in order to meaningfully incorporate CTI into agency programs.
Didn’t Attend the initial CTI sessions?
Don’t worry – if you couldn’t attend the live sessions, the recorded session are posted on the TPCH Online Training Center for you to be able to view.
Register here for the training.
About Critical Time Intervention
Critical Time Intervention (CTI) is a time-limited evidence-based practice that mobilizes support for vulnerable individuals during periods of transition. The CTI model facilitates housing stability, community integration, and continuity of care, and has been successful in supporting the return to housing for people with serious mental illness, people experiencing homelessness, veterans, and many other groups.
CTI is especially well-suited as a case management model in support of housing problem-solving with individuals and families. Key characteristics of the model include:
CTI is time-limited; its explicit aim is to provide intensive, targeted support during a critical period and then withdraw. It is compatible with efforts to intervene with people in crisis, especially during periods of housing instability.
CTI is not intended to become a primary source of ongoing support for vulnerable people. CTI workers aim to engage clients, locate effective services and supports in the community, and effectively link them together to promote long-term stability.
CTI is highly focused: CTI workers do not try to address all needs that vulnerable individuals and families may have. Rather, CTI focuses only on the key areas that place the client at risk of future housing instability.
Meet Our Trainer – Carolyn Hanesworth, LCSW, PhD
Dr. Hanesworth is a Critical Time Intervention Trainer, Researcher, and Consultant. In addition to her work with CACTI, Dr. Hanesworth is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She has worked as a service provider, leader, and consultant for organizations serving homeless children and families in Texas and New York City for the past 25 years. Recently, she served as the Project Director for the CTI for Rapid Rehousing Pilot Study in Connecticut, where she assisted in adapting and implementing CTI for Rapid Rehousing recipients.