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December 2017

December Shelter Diversion

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Shelter Diversion programs can reduce the number of families and individuals becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. In this training we explore several Shelter Diversion strategies, based on the innovative work of Ed Boyte from…

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January 2018

Human Trafficking in Connecticut

January 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Presenter Jillian Gilchrest, MSW Jillian Gilchrest is the Director of Health Professional Outreach for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, she has extensive experience advocating for women's health and safety, in particular influencing public policy. Jillian has worked to address and prevent violence against women in various capacities throughout her career. She currently Chairs the State's Trafficking in Persons Council for the Connecticut General Assembly and leads the…

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Understanding Adolescent Brain Development Webinar

January 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are teaming up to present a six webinar series "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services". The Understanding Adolescent Brain Development Webinar is the third webinar of the series.   To register click here

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Shelter Diversion

January 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Shelter Diversion programs can reduce the number of families and individuals becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. In this training we explore several Shelter Diversion strategies, based on the innovative work of Ed Boyte from…

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Disabilities In Shelters Training Series

January 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

This training will provide shelter providers with best practices to optimize the quality of service provided to those presenting at shelters with varying disabilities. First Training: January 17, 2018, 9:30am-1pm, Hartford, CT Click HERE to register This training will also be offered at the following locations: New Haven County, CT- April 2018 Fairfield County, CT- July 2018 New London County, CT- October 2018 Topics include: Fair Housing Act American with Disabilities Act General Nondiscrimination and Reasonable Modifications Ensuring Effective Communication Program…

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Administering the SPDAT

January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The SPDAT, or Service-Prioritization-Decision-Assistance-Tool, is an evidence-informed approach to assessing the acuity of an individual's or family's homelessness. The SPDAT is a tool with a variety of uses, including identifying a client's need for case management and for prioritization. The SPDAT assesses clients based on multiple components to prioritize them for housing assistance interventions, sequence clients to receive those services, allocate the time and resources from staff, and assist with case planning and tackling of needs. The SPDAT should only be administered by…

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February 2018

Young Adult Mobile Crisis webinar

February 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are teaming up to present a six webinar series "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services". The Young Adult Mobile Crisis Services webinar is the fourth webinar of the series. Click here to Register  

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February Shelter Diversion Training

February 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping them identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion programs can reduce the number of families becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. In this training we explore several Diversion strategies, including conflict resolution, based on the innovative work of Ed Boyte from the…

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March 2018

Serving Clients with Brain Injuries

March 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are teaming up to present a six webinar series "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services". The Serving Clients with Brain Injuries webinar is the fifth webinar of the series. Click here to register

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Shelter Diversion

March 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Shelter Diversion programs can reduce the number of families and individuals becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. In this training we explore several Shelter Diversion strategies, based on the innovative work of Ed Boyte from…

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