MBR reviews Pretreatment in Action

SynopsisPretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization by Jay S. Levy, MSW (and who has spent more than thirty years working with individuals who experience homelessness) provides the reader with a wonderfully crafted, detailed step-by-step manual with real-world scenarios on how Pretreatment and the Stages of Engagement play out in the actual work in dealing with a social issue here in the United Sates that is growing worse in every major American city. The vignettes are rich with descriptions that clearly come from a deep repertoire of experience working in the field that gives the reader confidence they are being guided by someone who has been in their shoes. The thoughtful questions and space to reflect add a helpful workbook touch to the feel of the text, and matches the grittiness of the material being covered.

Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Pretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization must be considered essential reading for every citizen and governmental official concerned with and/or dealing with the growing problem of homelessness in America. While highly recommended as a core addition to community, college, university, and governmental Contemporary Social Issues collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of community activists, social workers, governmental policy makers, students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that “Pretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization” is also readily available in a paperback edition (9781615995943, $27.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.95).

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Pretreatment In Action
Jay S. Levy
Loving Healing Press
5145 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
www.lovinghealing.com
9781615995950, $39.95, HC, 162pp

Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Lessons Learned

SKU 978-1-61599-136-5
$8.95
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From the author of Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways

Jay S. Levy brings us a new educational resource entitled Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Lessons Learned. This monograph features three written works on homelessness inclusive of an article on moral, fiscal, and quality of life considerations, a new story entitled "Ronald's Narrative: The Original Housing First", and an interview that was originally featured in Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing. These three documents provide a rich and fertile resource for learning, reflecting, and informing needed action that promotes high quality outreach services and housing stabilization for the most vulnerable among us. The Reader will...

  • Learn about the positive measurable impact of a Housing First approach and its moral, fiscal, and quality of life implications.
  • Explore the relationship between Homeless Outreach and Housing First, as well as understand the five basic pretreatment principles that can be applied to both.
  • Learn how to utilize a Pretreatment Approach with individuals experiencing major mental illness and addiction.
  • Understand how to better integrate Housing First and Homeless Outreach initiatives with homelessness policy.
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