The Homeless Coalition provides training for CoC members as well as the general community. Regular ongoing training is essential to understanding the “best practices” in serving those experiencing homelessness. It provides our CoC and our community the ability to perform well at both the local and national levels and helps us get closer to achieving our ultimate goal of ending homelessness for all.

UPCOMING TRAINING

There are very few persons served in housing that do not have behavioral health issues, which makes some clients harder to house and harder to keep housed. Success for these individuals is not dependent upon a handful of specialized case managers but rather on having ANY case manager tap into the resources available and using those resources well. Join our local CoC experts for this series of trainings focused on housing case management and learn about factors that contribute to successful housing retention and skills and strategies to support persons in sustaining their housing unit. We consider this training mandatory for all CoC partner frontline staff. CEUs provided.

Each training series is broken down into smaller sessions. Series  topics include:

  • Fundamentals of Housing-Focused Case Management
  • Engaging Clients in Services
  • From Homeless to Housed
  • Landlord Engagement
  • Wellness and Recovery
  • Self-care

CLICK HERE for a comprehensive list of the session in each series.

CLICK HERE to register for these training sessions.

This is an overview of the Coordinated Entry processes from start to finish including systems and practices.

CLICK HERE to register for the Coordinated Entry 101 training on May 23, 2022 from 2:30 pm-4:00 pm.

This training covers how to document homelessness to prove chronicity. We cover third-party letters, self-affidavits, verification of disability, and the Chronic List Cohort.

CLICK HERE to register for the Chronicity Training training on May 26, 2022 from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.

This is an overview of Harm Reduction, interventions, key principles, cycle of stigma, review of stages of change, best practices, overdose and overdose prevention.

CLICK HERE to register for the Harm Reduction training on June 8, 2022 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Boot Camp is incredibly valuable for anyone who wants to learn more about homeless services in our community. Attendees learn about what the Continuum of Care is, how it functions, important systems we work with, best practices in case management, and other useful resources available to those experiencing homelessness. Boot camp is offered twice per month on the first and fourth Tuesday of each month.

BOOT CAMP LIVE! is an in-person training offered on the first Tuesday of each month and includes a walking tour of the shelters on Lancaster.

BOOT CAMP: Video Tours is an in-person training with video tours of the shelters. This training occurs on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

CLICK HERE to register for the next Boot Camp training.

Interested in scheduling Boot Camp for your group? Contact our training team for more information.

The training will cover CAS workflow from match creation to housed, this includes case managers’ responsibilities when interacting with housing matches. Additionally, best practices when using the Warehouse will be covered including linking the importance of Warehouse and ETO as they relate to housing matches in CAS.  Contact our coordinated entry team for more information.

CLICK HERE to register for the next CAS/Warehouse best practices training.

The Housing Assessment Tool (HAT) training will cover why the CoC decided to move away from the VI-SPDATv2, why it is an effective tool, best practices for usage, and provide an opportunity for attendees to conduct mock assessments with support from the trainer.  Contact our coordinated entry team for more information.

CLICK HERE to register for the next HAT training.

Diversion 1.0 – This course will help you understand the basics of Diversion: what it is, when to use it and why. We will also discuss the mindset of diversion, the impact of a crisis, how to approach the situation and review the 9 steps to effective diversion. CLICK HERE to register for the next Diversion 1.0 training.

Diversion 2.0 – This training will thoroughly discuss the diversion conversation and data entry, with an emphasis on creating connections, active empathetic listening, strengths and support exploration, and linkage to services and community resources. CLICK HERE to register for the next Diversion 2.0 training.

You can register for any of our upcoming training through our Training Newsletter or from our events calendar. CLICK HERE to view our events calendar.  Don’t receive our Training Newsletter?  Contact our TRAINING TEAM to get signed up.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

In this training, we will discuss what makes for a hard-to-serve individual or family amongst our client population. We will discuss the strengths-based method in working with this client population and will identify individual strengths amongst the hard-to-serve population and discuss some common challenges often faced by this client population. This training will also describe what these challenges mean for the case managers working with hard-to-serve individuals and families new to housing, and review how to address these case management challenges.

Session Presentation

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training or access it online in the TalentLMS Learning Library. 

Many clients experiencing homelessness have also experienced other lifetime traumatic events. Additionally, most live in a state of nervous system overload as they struggle to meet their basic needs and keep themselves safe every single day. For this reason, it is critical for those working with this group of individuals to understand how traumatic experiences can impact a person and ways to interact that can mitigate the impact of trauma, rather than exacerbate it.

This training will provide attendees with guidelines for working with individuals who are homeless in a manner that is both trauma-informed and trauma-responsive. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how overwhelming and stressful life events, or trauma, can impact the way clients may react to stressors. It provides concrete techniques to utilize when working with individuals experiencing homelessness to communicate in productive, rather than counterproductive ways.

Session Presentation

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training or access it online in the TalentLMS Learning Library. 

This training will cover basic Situations that may need law enforcement assistance when it comes to clients in housing.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training or access it online in the TalentLMS Learning Library. 

This training will cover the basics of case management. Participants will gain an understanding of the stages of case management, how to progress through them, and the core functions of case management. This training is a good introduction for new case managers and a good refresher for seasoned case managers.

Session Presentation

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training or access it online in the TalentLMS Learning Library. 

MHMR Housing Services staff, Teresa Munoz and Evyn Ellis, offer an introduction to the clinical skills needed to help clients with behavioral health needs obtain and maintain permanent housing. A focus on the core elements of a helping relationship is reviewed, including building trust, empowering your clients, and providing evidence-based practices.

Session Presentation

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training or access it online in the TalentLMS Learning Library. 

This interactive workshop focuses on culture with a unique spotlight on those experiencing homelessness. You will be challenged to explore your own culture and biases as well as how that influence your work.

Presentation Slides

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training or access it online in the TalentLMS Learning Library. 

Staff are met with challenges every day and it is our responsibility to prepare them for those challenges with the appropriate tools and suggestions. Throughout this training series, experienced staff members will share their tools and insights about what has helped them with challenging cases in the past. Experts from across the continuum will share what has worked for them and the goal is to share resources and supports for all involved.

Session Presentation

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training or access it online in the TalentLMS Learning Library. 

Learn the application process for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Employment Program for Self-sufficiency. The training covers the history of welfare, eligibility points/documentation, Choices Employment Program for TANF recipients, benefits participants are eligible to receive, and assistance available after gaining employment.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

TANF 2022 Presentation

Communication is something everyone does every day. Yet, it is far and away one of the most difficult skills to learn. So many opportunities for conversations to go right or wrong. So many ways to change the meaning of words, intentions, and actions. In this session, participants will talk about the obstacles to good communication, how to improve your communication using empathy and intentionality, and how to make every conversation lead to trust-filled relationships.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

Effective and Empathetic Communication Presentation

TRAINING FEES

As a condition of membership, individuals who are a part of a CoC Member agency or individuals who are Homeless Coalition members are allowed to attend all Homeless Coalition sponsored training free of charge. All non-members will be charged a training registration fee for any Homeless Coalition sponsored training. CLICK HERE to view training fees. 

Cancellation fees will apply to anyone (member or non-member) who does not provide at least 24hours’ notice of cancellation.

If you have questions please contact Shannon Barnes.