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Chicago Coordinated Entry Equity Demo VI Feedback Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Stephanie Sideman
32:47
Here is a link to view the full Individual Vulnerability Index: https://hmis.allchicago.org/hc/en-us/articles/115003606723-Individual-Vulnerability-Index-VI-
Stephanie Sideman
36:10
This is a link to a survey on possible test questions to measure need: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmK1v0EN0KXgC2KFoqzCt-ghEpUiqlXCIjWiAqUEfNqMslEQ/viewform
Stacey Matthews
40:13
In the Black and Brown communities, fostering is often informal though the impact is often the same. Any thoughts on how this will be lost/captured?
Lauren Cole
41:00
Great point Stacey. I agree with you. Wording would need to be considered in order to get the full picture
Stacey Matthews
41:43
https://abfe.issuelab.org/resources/3897/3897.pdf
LaMont Green
42:20
Perhaps: Were you raised by relatives that were not your biological mother and or father?
Stacey Matthews
43:13
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5644395/
Emily Pettersen
44:03
From the Family VI Index, how about "As a child, did you spend time living in foster care or in another setting without my primary caregiver or parent?"
LaMont Green
44:29
@Emily - I like that!
Stacey Matthews
44:32
I have added a couple of links from The Issue Lab (Nan Roman's piece) and NIH on the relationship between foster care and homelessness.
Stacey Matthews
45:40
Foster care is often not only an indicator of a likeliness to become homeless, but, a normalization of instability, likelihood of underlying issues and other factors that are indicators for a high value for supportive services in ultimately achieving stability.
LaMont Green
46:29
@ Stacey: Yes, and the likelihood to become chronically homeless
Otha Gaston
47:12
The question actually opens a door that shows some sort of crisis if that person was not raised by their actually parents.
LaMont Green
47:51
@Otha, exactly!
Richard Vargas
48:59
Thank you Stacey
Damien Olivares
49:14
Perhaps consider using the phrasing "separated from parents." Foster care is a foreign concept to individuals who speak a language other than English.
David Mowery
49:21
The research primarily focuses more on those who were in institutional care than those who were raised by other family members
Stacey Matthews
49:41
Absolutely Otha!
Melanie Anewishki
50:01
At first read is came across as a "value" issue. I agree the Foster Care term is a turn off. Lastly, this in depth info would typically come via case management interaction.
LaMont Green
51:51
@ Melanie: How the question is asked is another important part of this
Stacey Matthews
52:58
Childhood Instability Question: Did you ever experience family instability as a child or youth? This includes a parent being abruptly removed from the home, being placed in the care of someone other than your parents or primary care giver, having to move from household to household, or anything like that?
David Mowery
54:16
Random samples of homeless there is almost 100% yes answered to this question
David Mowery
54:32
How is it helping to screen people or priorize
Otha Gaston
54:44
These are also very good questions. In today's world these questions would be good questions to ask.
Theresa Vidalon
56:19
The first question could be reworded to - Have you ever experienced or witnessed community violence? You may need to define what you mean by community violence.
LaMont Green
57:11
I wonder if we were to specify by stating "gun violence"
Sean O'Gara
57:28
Maybe something that gets are the current level of threat that they are facing, such as Are you now or have you recently had to flee an area of Chicago due to a personal threat of violence?
Theresa Vidalon
58:12
Perhaps asking about chronicity for this question.
Otha Gaston
59:54
Blacks and Brown experience more violence
Stacey Matthews
01:00:45
As this is a test, and we have identified violence a prevalent cause of trauma that impacts housing, I would recommend keeping some version of the questions an allowing the test to determine that the saturation level is such that it is not useful in prioritization.
Otha Gaston
01:01:03
Lack of stability
Stacey Matthews
01:01:43
Employment instead of "few days" I might say "short time"
Sean O'Gara
01:03:42
How would the last question factor into deciding who gets selected for housing first?
Stacey Matthews
01:06:20
I think that childhood instability, independent of your household of origin, question should go here.
Theresa Vidalon
01:06:20
I agree, asking about housing instability rather than homelessness would be more accurate.
Emily Pettersen
01:06:39
I think this is a good question
Otha Gaston
01:08:08
I like this question to determine VI.
Stacey Matthews
01:08:34
Generally, Length of Time homeless is encapsulated in the current episode, regardless of length, or the last 3 - 5 years.
Stacey Matthews
01:09:22
It would probably help to understand the intended scoring for this assessment
Damien Olivares
01:10:53
Ask, "Have you lived outside or in a place without water or heat?" "Homeless" is an ambiguous and stigmatizing term to the general public.
Damien Olivares
01:17:04
This was great. Thank you for your work.
Stacey Matthews
01:17:09
Thanks!