Webinar - COVID-19 and the fate of homeless persons with concurrent disorders

7:00PM to 8:30PM October 22, 2020
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COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on society, but the effects on those struggling with homelessness, addictions and mental health problems (concurrent disorders) are even more damaging.

Already marginalized, members in these populations in shelters and other accommodation settings have been moved into single occupancy motels, parks, and other community settings overseen by local governments – access to available care is even more difficult to obtain. At the same time, service providers are limited in their ability to respond as the precautions required by health protocols limit interaction with their clients.

Join Dr. Michael Young, Director of the School of Humanitarian Studies, and Eva Silden, faculty member within the Diploma in Criminal Justice Program at Camosun College, to engage in dialogue on the effects of COVID-19 protocols on health and social service providers, along with police who interact with homeless persons on a regular basis. Our panelists will identify their service activities before and after the pandemic's arrival and how they see the future in terms of providing services to those in need as we move forward.

This is an opportunity for deep thinking and discussion on an important and complex issue that has eluded solutions for many years.

We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend as everyone who registers will receive a link to the webinar recording.

If you have any questions, please contact Selena Kunar.