A Treatment Improvement Protocol: Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless (NA1880)

Author(s): US Dept of Health & Human Services

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, CRCC, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 18

CCM Credit Hours: 8

CDMS Credit Hours: 8

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series fulfills the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) mission to improve prevention and treatment of substance use and mental disorders by providing best practices guidance to clinicians, program administrators and payers.

This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) is for the behavioral health service provider or program administrator who wants to work more effectively with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need, or are currently in, substance abuse or mental health treatment. The approach advocated by the TIP is integrated and is aimed at providing services to the whole person to improve quality of life in all relevant domains.

The test (and word count) is based on Part 1 and Part 2 of the course content.


I. Consensus Panel

II. What is a TIP?

III. Foreword

IV. How This TIP is organized

V. Part 1: Practical guide for the provision of behavioral health services

VI. Part 1, Chapter 1

VII. Part 1, Chapter 2

VIII. Part 2: An implementation guide for behavioral health program administrators

IX. Part 2, Chapter 1

X. Part 2, Chapter 2

XI. Appendices

XII. Index

XIII. Exhibits

****CCAPP STUDENTS - PLEASE READ - Please note any course over 8 CEUs/Contact Hours/Hours, must be completed over a 72 hour (or more) time period. Your course start date is the date of purchase, and your completion date is when you have passed your test. For example, 'Completed 7/1/2024 - 7/6/2024'

Course Objectives

  1. Understand and know how to utilize resources for homelessness in your community.

  2. Provide integrated, more effective services to people who are homeless.

  3. Understand the significance of cultural competence in your work with people who are homeless and experience substance use and mental disorders.

  4. Influence the understanding of others in your community regarding the interrelationship of homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness.

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Customer Testimonial

This was the very best. It was so full of the information that is current about the treatment of homelessness and it explained the complicated treatment of homelessness. The vignettes were extremely helpful and made the learning experience well. I am so glad that I will have the information to refer to in my work. Thank you.
Alice L.