Leslie Abbey Presents to Child Welfare Symposium on Using Evidence to Drive Results

A child paints a pumpkin as part of a Halloween-themed art group at Lantern's Jasper Hall in the Bronx

This week, Lantern's Chief Program Officer, Leslie Abbey, presented to the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation's symposium about child welfare agencies effectively using research evidence and experience to drive good practice and positively impact children, youth and families.

Motivational Interviewing: A conversation with Brian Dickerson

Brian Dickerson, Lantern's Senior Program Director for Schafer and Prospero

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based counselling technique designed to motivate people to change. Lantern introduced it comprehensively across all our sites last year, with NYU's School of Medicine providing training and ongoing monitoring of staff adherence to the model. We spoke with Brian Dickerson, Program Director at Schafer Hall and a member of our MI peer coaching … Continue reading Motivational Interviewing: A conversation with Brian Dickerson

Lantern’s Individual Placement and Support Employment Services

Lantern staff meet with a local employer as part of the Individual Placement and Support IPS employment program

Lantern launched an exciting new initiative this past year - Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Services.  This evidence-based employment program offers our clients - many who have sporadic work histories - the opportunity to begin a meaningful and sustainable career.  We have partnered with the Dartmouth IPS Center to implement IPS, and since its inception Lantern IPS Specialists have connected with over 125 … Continue reading Lantern’s Individual Placement and Support Employment Services

Lantern Receives van Ameringen Foundation Funding for Mental Health Service Expansion

A Lantern Program Director talks to a resident in her office

In June 2015, Lantern Community Services was awarded a two-year, $120,000 grant from the van Ameringen Foundation to expand the evidence-based Illness and Management Recovery (IMR) program model to three Lantern sites.  With this funding, a total of 400 clients at six Lantern sites will have access to this social service model. By applying IMR, … Continue reading Lantern Receives van Ameringen Foundation Funding for Mental Health Service Expansion