April 2017—C4 leadership and staff are presenting at the 2017 National Council for Behavioral Health conference in Seattle, WA.

Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, are presenting a TED-Style Talk about “A House Divided No More: Six Steps to End Racial Inequity in Housing & Homelessness” on Monday, April 3 from 4:15-5:15 pm. Olivet and Dones explore the intersections of racism and homelessness and begin to unpack the historical and contemporary policy decisions that have resulted in dramatically higher rates of homelessness for people of color. Learn more about C4’s work on racism and homelessness through the SPARC initiative.

Laura Winn, Associate, is presenting on a panel about “Bridging Youth Recovery and Prevention: Peer Interventions to Reduce Teen Substance Use” on Monday, April 3 from 1:30-2:30 pm. She will discuss Project Amp, a mentorship intervention designed to enhance protective factors that minimize adolescent risk for substance use. Learn more about Project Amp.

Olivet is also participating in a panel discussion on “Future Directions for Digital Mental Health: Using Technology to Increase Engagement” on Tuesday, April 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm.

The conference is sponsored by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We focus on complex public health problems such as homelessness, trauma, mental illness, and addiction. Using state-of-the-art research, training, and technology, we help individuals, agencies, and communities deepen the impact of their work.