Critical Time Intervention ( Cti )

900 Words Oct 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Critical time intervention (CTI) was designed to be bridge that filled the gap between institutionalization and transition into the community. The hope of CTI is to prevent homelessness among individuals suffering from mental illness as well as develop a step- by- step initiative that could combat the growing problem (Critical Time Intervention, 2012). Buchanan (2006) estimates that 3.5 million individuals are likely to experience homelessness in a given year (Sadowski, 2009). The epidemiology of homelessness suggest that serious mental illness is neither a necessity nor sufficient enough for homelessness. It suggests; however, that individuals suffering from socioeconomically difficulties could inevitably accompany serious mental illnesses to form the abundance of homeless individuals, considering the majority of homelessness is attributed to mental illness cases (Montgomery, 2013). The purpose of this EBP is to integrate critical time intervention with programs simulated by Medicaid and already established initiatives of the Affordable Care Act of 2014. Montgomery ( 2013)proposes a three tiered plan to prevent homelessness through intervention and eventually end homelessness among persons with mental illness as seen in Figure 1 below. This plan of primary homelessness prevention interventions would include wide-ranging efforts that target broad groups and only indirectly address homelessness. Initiatives that would reduce poverty and increase household incomes that are…
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