American PIE

This page is still under construction; but at last we are able to bring together in one place a significant and sufficient number of the articles, videos, podcasts - but some still in preparation - from of the PIElink editor's study trip to the US in 2016.

There are three written essays describing Robin's trip to the US, questions and conclusions:

  1. Packed with questions
  2. They do things differently there 
  3. Red Herrings and Real Achievements  

That is, here on the PIElink they appeared as three separate essays; but in the new book, Cross cultural dialogues  they appear as one single chapter:  Chapter 10 - They do things differently there; PIEs, Housing First and the New Social Psychiatry

Other observations, discussions, questions and comments are in the form of video or sound recordings. These are gradually being edited together, to stand as the evidence base for these conclusions.

Reading

There are three essays describing Robin's trip to the US, and thoughts. On the PIElink they appeared as three separate essays; but in the new book, Cross cultural dialogues  they appear as one single chapter: 

Packed with questions HERE

They do things differently there  HERE

Red Herrings and Real Achievements  HERE

For the follow up, see "Cross-cultural Dialogues in Homelessness' (PIElink page): HERE

 

Videos

Obligatory documentary trope - a 'journey of discovery' HERE

Ground cover on Housing First: HERE

Ground cover on risk and loss in disrupting street community social networks: HERE

Ground cover on community organisation in tent cities in the US: HERE

Outreach 1: Path and PORT HERE

Brendan Plante on outreach and community work HERE

A PIE of Pathways; Jay Levy on attachment, relationship, witness and continuity HERE

A PIE of Pathways: Jay Levy on the work of REACH in Western Massachusetts HERE

John Yaswinski and April Conolly explain how the Father Bill's and Mainspring service evolved to meet changing needs HERE

John Yaswinski & April Conolly & Robin Johnson discuss how gaps in mental health services evolved, and homelessness services then meet those needs HERE