This interactive, informative and entertaining webinar will explain the most common mental health conditions experienced by individuals living in affordable housing communities. The session will also address how our behaviors are a demonstration of who we are and how we communicate our response to daily living. Individuals living with mental health conditions are a diverse population, most of whom live, and remain, in their community. This comprehensive session will provide guidelines for supporting adults with mental health conditions in the independent housing setting.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Understand the barriers that older-adults face when accessing mental health services
Identify strategies for responding to a mental health crisis
Recognize and Defuse situations
Develop a plan of action for older-adults experiencing mental health decompensation
Apply appropriate housing recommendations
About the Speaker: Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development, and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. After nearly 12 years of service as a Senior Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), Mr. Rivera-Jackman has accepted the opportunity to serve as the Director of Resident Supports and Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest and leading affordable senior housing providers in Western Washington. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) President’s Award of Excellence. This award is given to a member who, in the opinion of the AASC President, is deserving of recognition for his/her work in the service coordination profession.