2015 Annual Training Institute, May 14, 2015

“Solving the Puzzle: Uniting Local, State, and National Efforts to End Homelessness,” the 2015 Annual Training Institute (ATI), Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.

The 2015 CCEH Annual Training Institute gathered together 400 homeless service providers, educators, state and federal colleagues, and other partners working to prevent and end homelessness. Participants gathered to engage in cutting-edge workshops and panel discussions led by prominent national, regional, and local leaders.

Iain DeJong, co-creator of the VI-SPDAT, presented the keynote for the 2015 ATI, and hosted several iain_dejongsessions on the VI-SPDAT tool, and introduced the new VI-SPDAT/TAY (Transition Age Youth) assessment tool. He shared in his keynote address and ATI training sessions his wealth of experience and insights into how providers can coordinate efforts to end all instances of homeless across communities, and challenged Connecticut to think even more creatively in efforts to end homelessness.

Workshop Tracks to Respond to the Challenges of 2015 and Beyond

The 2015 ATI workshops focused on helping attendees think critically about collaborative solutions to on-the-ground and policy-level challenges in their communities and across the state. As we continue to develop Coordinated Access in our provider networks across the state, we have ambitious goals to meet: ending Veteran homelessness by 2015 and chronic homelessness by 2016. At the same time, we want to set a path to ending all forms of homelessness by expediting the exit from homelessness to housing for all populations.

The 2015 ATI included workshop tracks that offered diverse areas of learning for practitioners, community leaders, funders, developers, and people currently or formerly experiencing homelessness. Attendees received invaluable information and training on topics including Rapid Re-housing, coordinated exit, and the VI-SPDAT. The 2015 ATI also featured a special conference within a conference focusing on the unique needs of Connecticut’s homeless children and youth.

Please find, below, the presentations and hand-outs provided in each of the workshop sessions. We are grateful to the presenters for sharing their work, tools, and wisdom!

File TypeTitleLink  
pdfA1: What Works to End Youth HomelessnessWhat Works to End Youth Homelessness
pdfA2: Partnering with Hospitals- Building an Integrated Approach to Coordinated Exit.pdfPartnering with Hospitals- Building an Integrated Approach to Coordinated Exit
pdfA3: Wait, Are We Really Going To End Veteran Homelessness This YearWait, Are We Really Going To End Veteran Homelessness This Year
pdfA4: Evaluating Rapid Rehousing Programming in CTEvaluating Rapid Rehousing Programming in Connecicut
pdfA5: Shelter Diversion - A Strategy That WorksShelter Diversion Southeastern ConnecticutExtreme Weather - Emergency Protocols
pdfA6: VI-SPDAT Get the Most out of It & Learn What is NewComing soon
pdfB1: Affecting Educational Outcomes and Helping Homeless Youth Access School and ServicesComing soon
pdfB2: Housing and Providing Shelter to the LGBTSafe Housing and Fair Housing for Trangender Individuals
pdfB3: Critical Time Intervention An evidence-based practice moving us closer to Zero2016Critical Time Intervention
pdfB4: Strategic Utilization of Rapid Rehousing ResourcesStrategic Utilization of Rapid Rehousing Handout SheetStrategic Utilization of Rapid Rehousing Ready to RoommateStrategic Utilization of Rapid Rehousing
pdfB5: Person Centered Planning and Motivational Interviewing - Applying Insights to Shelter ServicesPerson Centered Planning and Motivational Interviewing
pdfB6: Transition Aged Youth Assessment Welcome to the TAY-VI-SPDATComing soon
pdfC1: Meeting the Needs of School-Aged Youth Experiencing HomelessnessSupporting Homeless Students and Families- A School District-University Partnership
pdfC2: Coordinated Exit Strategies; A Continuum of Housing OptionsCoordinated Exits- A Continuum Of Housing Strategies
pdfC3: 100 Day Challenges Innovative Strategies to Get to Zero100 Day Challenges- Innovative Strategies to Get to Zero
pdfC4: Re-Tooling Shelter to Focus on Diversion and Rapid Re-HousingRe-Tooling Shelter to Focus on Diversion and Rapid Re-Housing
pdfC5: Rebuilding the Safety Net for People Who Are Chronically Homelesssocial networks presentation 2015-05-14Middlesex County CCT Fact Sheet 5_13_15
pdfC6: VI-SPDAT Get the Most out of It & Learn What is NewComing soon