Events

Our expert staff and trainers are keeping busy, presenting at a variety of virtual events all over the U.S. Click through below to learn about where you can find us!

January

The HHS Region 3 Opioid Task Force presents
Medication Assisted Treatment Considerations for Individuals in Recovery - A Town Hall Discussion
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
9:45 AM-12:00 PM EST

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Region 3 will host a two-hour virtual Town Hall on Zoom. This is an activity planned by the Region 3 Opioid Task Force, which is comprised of federal, state and local stakeholders from DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV. The agenda is based on feedback from our two Town Halls held in 2020. Featured speakers will include three individuals who will share their recovery and medication assisted treatment experiences navigating transitions along the recovery continuum including housing and employment. This will be a highly interactive opportunity for you to be better understand models that work well in our region known for supporting individuals on medication assisted treatment and their recovery transitions, including housing and employment issues. Live participant questions and comments will be the highlight of the Town Hall.

Presenters:
Jeffrey Jackson, MA - Senior Team Leader, Pathways to Housing PA
Joe Quinn - Certified Peer Specialist, Pathways to Housing PA
Andrew Spiers, LSW – Director of Training & Technical Assistance, Pathways to Housing PA
 



The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania presents
Homes Within Reach Virtual Conference
January 12-14, 2021

More Information & Registration - Registration closes January 6, 2021

Homelessness Service Fundamentals: Housing First and Harm Reduction
January 14, 2021 from 1:00- 2:00 PM EST
Many housing agencies are incorporating progressive, person-centered strategies in their service provision, but not all remain genuinely committed to high fidelity Housing First and harm reduction practice. What happens when program participants present with repeated behavioral concerns and eviction notices? How do we, as providers, navigate difficult decisions while preserving both the therapeutic alliance and landlord relationships? In this workshop, we’ll discuss how providers can promote safety, communication, and participant self-determination simultaneously; Strategies for engaging landlords and stakeholders in your mission; Circumventing barriers for our most vulnerable participants; Who you should be partnering with; What accountability looks like through a harm reduction lens; and more. Panelists will address what the application of Housing First and harm reduction theory looks like in practice, dispel common myths about these models, and provide guidance for adaptive challenges.

Presenters:
Jeffrey Jackson, MA - Senior Team Leader, Pathways to Housing PA
Andrew Spiers, LSW – Director of Training & Technical Assistance, Pathways to Housing PA

 

February 

Greater Philadelphia Counseling Association & Pennsylvania Counseling Association (GPACA) presents
The 5th Annual Trauma Symposium
Trauma-Informed Care: Lifting Up the Voices of the Underrepresented

Saturday, February 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

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Housing as Trauma-Informed Care
10:00-11:00 am EST
The Housing First model borrows heavily from the core competencies of trauma-informed care, but rarely is housing spoken of as an element of trauma-informed practice itself. Whether it be transitional, episodic, or chronic, the experience of homelessness is traumatizing. Considering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, how can we expect those currently experiencing homelessness to engage with us in treatment and begin healing? In this workshop, we’ll explore how trauma and homelessness intersect and interact, discuss social determinants of health for those experiencing homelessness, and explore why access to adequate housing should be one of the key steps in any trauma-informed intervention.

Presenter:
Andrew Spiers, LSW –  Director of Training & Technical Assistance, Pathways to Housing PA

March

The National Alliance to End Homelessness presents
Ending Homelessness: A Virtual Conference
March 8-10, 2021

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Meeting Behavioral Health Needs During COVID-19 and Beyond: Medicaid is the Key
March 9, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:15 PM EST
This workshop will provide current updates about extended Medicaid services for the growing behavioral health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, attendees will discuss how to utilize Medicaid services to reduce immediate life-threatening situations related to behavioral health, with a special emphasis on minority populations.

Presenter:
Chris Simiriglia, MS – President & CEO, Pathways to Housing PA

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed the first webinar – it was really helpful to hear from folk who are on the ground working with people.  I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series and to sharing the content with my colleagues.” – “Recovering from Homelessness” Webinar Attendee