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Community Psychology and Community Mental HealthTowards Transformative Change$
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Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and Jose Ornelas

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199362424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362424.001.0001

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Housing First and System/Community Transformation

Housing First and System/Community Transformation

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(p.278) 13 Housing First and System/Community Transformation
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Community Psychology and Community Mental Health
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Paula Goering

Sam Tsemberis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362424.003.0013

This chapter focuses on Housing First as an exemplar of transformational change. With its focus on consumer choice, citizenship, recovery, and community integration, Housing First embodies the principles of community psychology and transformational change. Using the At Home/Chez Soi research demonstration project in Canada as a case study, the chapter points out that creating a transformational change in housing, an important social determinant of health, can create larger systems changes in policy and practice. It provides examples from different Canadian provinces whose mental health systems are showing broader transformational change in mental health with the introduction of At Home/Chez Soi.

Keywords:   Housing First, citizenship, transformation, systems change, mental health

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