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February 2020

Administering the VI-SPDAT and Next Step Tool

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The VI-SPDAT, or Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Assessment Tool, is a pre-screen triage tool for single adults. The Next Step Tool, or TAY-VI-SPDAT, is a version of the VI-SPDAT that is tailored for youth and young adults in the age range of 24 and under or "Transitional Age Youth." This training will cover how to administer the VI-SPDAT and Next Step Tool, as well as policy and procedures around implementation. Register Here

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Accessing Developmental Services in Connecticut

February 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Many of those we work with are in need of developmental services, yet navigating the path to connecting with those resources can pose some challenges. This webinar will bring together an expert from the CT Department of Developmental Services and a homeless services provider who is seasoned in connecting household with DDS services, to walk you through the services that are available, how to access them, eligibility, and more. Register Here

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Developing and Applying a Race Equity Lens to Ending Homelessness

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

CCEH is partnering with Racial Justice trainers from the CT Department of Children and Families to offer a one-day training focused on how providers can develop and apply a racial equity lens to their work in addressing people's housing needs. Not only will attendees learn key terminology and how to address biases, but will learn and be able to practice strategies for talking about race and how to move through other challenges commonly encountered when combating racism and other forms…

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Effective Skills for De-Escalation

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training will help you to apply verbal skills to help de-escalate risky situations. You will learn what activates agitation and anger, and dos and donts to effectively reduce those behaviors. These skills can assist you to safely deal with clients in difficult situations. Register Here

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Shelter Diversion 2.0 training

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate, alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion programs can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This advanced diversion training, open only to staff in Coordinated Access Network (CAN) shelter diversion programs, will prepare shelter diversion program…

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March 2020

Effective Skills for De-Escalation

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training will help you to apply verbal skills to help de-escalate risky situations. You will learn what activates agitation and anger, and dos and donts to effectively reduce those behaviors. These skills can assist you to safely deal with clients in difficult situations. Register Here

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