This training is intended for those who:
- Directly place and support homeless individuals who are in the process of housing navigation and pre-tenancy
- Case managers and housing specialists who work to support formerly homeless households to remain in their homes
- Volunteers who engage on a volunteer basis with either of the above populations
Join IHS for a day of learning about crucial concepts for appropriate assessments and successful housing placements for chronically homeless individuals.
This full day of training will also focus on best practices and important skill sets required not only for clients in the housing process but also for professionals who work to ensure sustained housing placements.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Topics discussed will include:
- Pre-tenancy Needs Assessments and Stages of Change
- Interventions For Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Motivational Interviewing
- Hoarding and Bed Bugs
- Routines to Support Hygiene and Housekeeping Skills
- Money Management
- Routines for Healthy Lifestyle
- Routines to Identify and Sustain Support Networks
IHS Staff Presenters:
- Heidi Apau: Housing Specialist
- Rayna Brown: Housing First Program Manager
- Jerry Coffee: Clinical Development and Education
- Kainoa Elderts: Housing First Program Specialist
- Melinda Hottendorf: Housing Specialist