Training

HFU’s training approach combines evidence-based adult learning principles with dynamic content that organizations need to adopt high-fidelity Housing First services. Our multimodal delivery includes in-person and virtual convenings that offer our clients tactical tips on specific topics to enhance their work. Example training topics include:

 

Housing First:

  • Housing First: what it is and what it isn’t
  • Identifying and convening stakeholders and building political will
  • Identifying funding and maximizing Medicaid
  • Procuring housing and building relationships with landlords
  • Retaining landlord relationships when things get rough
  • Community inclusion in homelessness recovery

 

Harm Reduction:

  • Naloxone administration and overdose response
  • Housing First for individuals with opioid use disorder
  • Practicing harm reduction in an abstinence focused system
  • Harm reduction & the therapeutic alliance: responding to recurrence of use
  • Services for sex workers and harm reduction principles

 

Integrated Care:

  • Integrated healthcare and Housing First
  • Providing office-based opioid treatment
  • Fundamentals of medical case management
  • Medical outreach for community healthcare providers
  • Medical tiering system and participant needs assessment


Service Delivery:

  • Using the team approach in case management
  • The peer role in our service system
  • Home visits: why and how to do them
  • Trauma informed approach: providing services that don’t retraumatize people
  • Boundaries, ethics, and confidentiality
  • Crisis intervention & de-escalation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Assertive engagement
  • Documentation best practices
  • Understanding and managing unconscious and conscious bias
  • Diversity training on sexual orientation and gender identity issues