Poverty, affordable housing and mental health are often interconnected. Interfaith Outreach continues to engage our stakeholders and partners in important conversations as we explore the topic of Housing, Homelessness & Mental Health.
In this free virtual conversation, speakers Debi Fink, LGSW, Interfaith’s Caring for Kids Associate Program Manager, and Steve Carlson, PsyD, from the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health, will discuss the impact of housing instability and homelessness on the mental health of youth and adults. Come learn how you can be part of the solution as our community is poised to take action.
Sign up to join the conversation. An RSVP by Dec. 14 is appreciated.
About the Speakers
Steve Carlson, PsyD
Steve Carlson has been working in mental health, chemical health and housing for over thirty years. He currently works at the University of Minnesota as a Clinical Trainer for the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health. Additionally, Steve is a Community Faculty Member at Metropolitan State University. Steve’s areas of specialty include The Psychology of Long-Term Homelessness, Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed Care using the Sanctuary Model, Supportive Housing and other mental health topics. As a Certified Minnesota Trainer in Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) Steve provides training and consultation to agencies around the State of Minnesota and nationally.
Debi Fink, MSW, LGSW
Debi is the Associate Program Manager for the Caring for Kids program. Debi has experience in family case management and early childhood special education. Her areas of specialty include family crisis prevention and maternal and children’s mental health.