The December 2020 edition of the Policy Research Associates’ monthly newsletter included announcements, publications, and the latest posts from the PRA blog.

This newsletter contains the following headlines:

  • Homeless and Housing Resource Center Launch and Webinar
  • Quarterly Impact: July to September 2020
  • School Responder Model Podcast Series: Restorative Approaches
  • PRI Publishes Research Papers From ARDRAW’s Third Cohort
  • PRA in the News

In this issue, Policy Research, Inc. announced the launch of the Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC). HHRC, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, works in partnership with national experts in homelessness, mental health, and substance use services to develop up-to-date, comprehensive toolkits, webinars, and self-paced online trainings. HHRC provides training on housing and treatment models focused on adults, children, and families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness who have serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders.

This newsletter contains an impact report highlighting the efforts and outreach of PRA from July to September 2020. This report takes a quantitative look at the trainings, events, projects, and other fee-for-service activities completed by PRA and its projects. Also included are qualitative summarizations of policy and practice influence.

The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) at Policy Research has released a podcast series designed to support schools and communities with the implementation of the School Responder Model Framework. This seven-episode series provides a holistic view of what is needed to implement a successful and robust school responder model. Highlighted this month are two episodes (Part 1 and Part 2) from the series on restorative approaches.

Policy Research, Inc. published research papers from the third cohort of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. The ARDRAW Small Grant Program is a 1-year, $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised, independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues. All papers are available for viewing on the ARDRAW website.

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