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Homelessness 101: Client Engagement and Boundaries & Ethics on Zoom
May 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Homelessness 101 is a series of trainings covering basic content relevant and necessary for all people working in housing and homeless services.
- Client Engagement will cover basic tools and strategies for engagement, including motivational interviewing and the stages of change as this can be one of the most difficult tasks when working with people experiencing homelessness, especially when increasingly program services are voluntary
- Maintaining professionalism and healthy personal boundaries are critical if you want to do good work, avoid burnout, and really help empower your clients to achieve their goals. Boundaries & Ethics will address some of the most common ethical challenges you might face when working with people who experience homelessness, and will use real-life scenarios to challenge your thinking about this topic.
Both segments presented by John Petroskas: John is a policy specialist at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Before joining DHS, John worked in programs that served homeless families and adults. At Catholic Charities, he helped start the Housing First program, which provides supportive housing for adults who have experienced long-term homelessness. He also worked for the Wilder Foundation, Metrowide Engagement on Shelter and Housing (MESH), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
How to register: Registration below is broken into Member & Non-Member. If you are unsure whether you are part of a member organization or would like more information about membership, please contact Michele. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be walked through payment process and receive an automated email confirming your payment and registration. If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice from MESH. If you are using a credit for a previously paid for training that was cancelled, choose pay by check and remind me you have a credit. Payment is expected prior to training date. Please contact Michele if scholarship help is needed. You may register more than 1 person at a time and note the names in the space provided. I will send out the Zoom link to participants the day prior to the training.