MHLP Faculty Research Associate Presents at National Conference
Mark Engelhardt MS, MSW, ACSW, recently presented at the National Housing First Partners conference in Los Angeles, Ca. The focus of this conference was on "Taking Housing First to Scale". Housing First is a an international evidenced-based practice that assists people with mental illness and /or substance use disorders who are homeless access immediate housing with intensive support services. Mr. Engelhardt's presentation; "Global Education and Research Dissemination on Housing First" is also the centerpiece of the CBCS/MHLP Ireland Study Abroad Program: Policy, Planning & Practices - Solutions to Homelessness in the U.S. and Ireland/Europe. The Founder of Housing First, Dr. Sam Tsemberis, is a collaborating faculty with USF on the Ireland program which will begin on May 24th at USF, with classes continuing at Trinity College, Dublin and throughout Ireland. Mr. Engelhardt has organized a series of international speakers/experts and field experience for the students while in Ireland.