Download only This brief provides an overview of workforce issues to consider when addressing the needs of older adults living with serious mental illness (SMI). Information includes demographics; challenges faced by a provider workforce, and ideas for strengthening the geriatric workforce to address SMI. Publication ID PEP19-OLDERADULTS-SMI Publication Date May 2019 Last Reviewed May 2019 Format Guidelines or Manual Download Older Adults Living with SMI PDF 1.56 MB Find Related Information Audience Professional Care Providers Population Group Older Adults as Population Group Workers & Workplace You May Also Be Interested In Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters This field manual offers mental health and public health professionals information on disaster preparedness and recovery to assist disaster survivors. It describes survivor reactions, at-risk populations, counseling, referrals, and stress prevention and management. The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program, Evaluation Findings-Annual Report to Congress 2011 (CD Version) This resource presents program evaluation findings of a federally funded initiative that supports systems of care for community-based mental health services for children, youth, and their families. It includes data from fiscal year 2011 that track service characteristics, use, and outcomes. Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs This manual gives background information, guiding principles, recommendations, and resources for developing culturally competent disaster mental health services. It includes suggestions for working with refugees and guidelines for using interpreters. Mental Health Services Provided Across State Government Agencies This report describes efforts to improve coordination and financing of mental health services through better cooperation across substance use disorder agencies, as well as criminal justice and other state agencies. It discusses benefits, challenges, facilitating factors, and implementation steps. TIP 29: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities This manual offers treatment and service providers guidelines on caring for people living with substance use disorder conditions who also have physical disabilities or cognitive disabilities. It discusses screening, treatment planning, and counseling, and linkages with other treatment and service providers. Supporting Infants, Toddlers and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Using a case study approach, this manual presents resources to better understand and engage the community in responding to children whose caregivers are negatively impacted by mental illness, substance use, or trauma.