Homeless Services Case Manager Training

This 10-module, in-depth program is for case managers and housing navigators that are new, relatively new, need to learn new techniques and approaches, or are case managers in Dept. of Health Services’ Housing for Health program. Each module includes self-directed learning and one in-person session each month. The training includes core functions, effective practices, data and documentation, standards of excellence, housing, benefits acquisition, mental and physical health, substance abuse, thriving in community and other topics needed for effective case management. Trainers are leaders from homeless services agencies across Los Angeles County. Cohorts are limited to 25 participants so that there is plenty of opportunity for participant practice of new skills.

Cost: $1150
includes 10 full-day sessions, materials, lunch, and meeting expenses. Payment is due prior to the commencement of the Cohort.

Dates: Cohort 15 starts September 29th, 2017

Location: Homeless Health Care Los Angeles

Incarceration & Reentry

Since the realignment of California’s criminal justice system, the County of Los Angeles has played a larger role in the incarceration and reentry into their communities of people convicted of felonies. This workshop is designed for homeless services case managers who work with or are assigned to jail in-reach projects and housing programs for formerly incarcerated individuals. Day 1 focuses on trauma-informed care and effective practices for people that have experienced the criminal justice system and on the crimogenic factors that must be considered along with life domains in doing assessments and case planning with clients. Day 2 addresses the criminal justice system and the services, programs, and resources available to support the effort of people working toward successful reentry.

Cost: $240

Dates: To be determined

 

Motivational Interviewing – Applying Your Knowledge

This is an introduction to Motivational Interviewing for homeless services case managers and supervisors. The class includes presentation of the Motivational Interviewing model, understanding of OARS, application to working with homeless clients, and extensive practice. The instructor is Susan Lux, LCSW, an experienced clinician who has worked as a social worker and supervisor in homeless services in Los Angeles. Other experienced MI trainers will assist Susan in providing one-on-one feedback and support to participants.

Prerequisite: No prerequisites. Course is appropriate for those new to Motivational Interviewing and those with some experience.

Cost: $120
includes full-day session, materials, lunch, and meeting expenses.

Dates: To be determined

Location: To be determined

Motivational Interviewing – Advanced Practice

This class is for homeless services staff and supervisors who have had some training and experience in Motivational Interviewing and want to further their skills and application with people experiencing homelessness. The class will include a brief review of the MI basics, and will delve into the DARN CAT (Desired, Ability, Reason, Need, Commitment, Action, Taking Steps) elements of MI with experiential training and case practice with formerly homeless residents. The instructor is Susan Lux, LCSW, an experienced clinician who has worked as a social worker and supervisor in homeless services in Los Angeles. Other experienced MI trainers will assist Susan in providing one-on-one feedback and support to participants.

Prerequisite: Previous Motivational Interviewing I class, such as the UHHP Motivational Interviewing I, UHHP Case Manager Training (participation in Module 5), or training from MINT Trainers. Participants can also enroll in the UHHP March 8th, MI I course to meet the prerequisite.

Cost: $120
includes full-day session, materials, lunch, and meeting expenses.

Dates: To be determined

Location: To be determined

Training Policies and CEU Information

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