This FREE HRC webcast, which aired on Thursday, July 9, 2009, highlighted principles of recovery, benefits, and common barriers to participation as they relate to consumer integration. The presenters discussed potential roles for people formerly or currently experiencing homelessness. This webcast was Part I of the two part series on consumer integration.
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Part I of this two-part webcast series on consumer integration featured Laura Prescott, Executive Director, Sister Witness International and Steven Samra, Veterans Services Coordinator, Operation Standdown. The presentation highlighted principles of recovery, benefits and common barriers to participation as they relate to consumer integration. The presenters will also discuss potential roles for people formerly or currently experiencing homelessness.
Laura Prescott, Founder and President, Sister Witness International, consults and lectures nationally and internationally, addressing Gender-Specific Policies and Practices in Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice Settings. Her expertise includes such topics as Human Rights, Reducing Seclusion, Restraint and Retraumatization, and Understanding Self-Inflicted Injury and Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse. Laura is a survivor of abuse, a psychiatric ex-patient and recovering from substance abuse.
Steven Samra, Veterans Services Coordinator, Operation Standdown, spent 30+ years in and out of homelessness while battling addictions. He "got it together" in 2000, and received his BA and MPA at Cal State University Chico. Since then, he has dedicated his life to serving those who are still on the street. For the past three years, Steve has worked as a street outreach worker and you can currently find him assisting homeless veterans in and around Nashville, Tennessee. Steve co-founded and writes for The Contributor
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