The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) offers webinars throughout the year for service providers and advocates. These webinars provide an opportunity to engage with experts on a national level on best practices in everything from data collection efforts to advocating effectively.

Upcoming Live Webinars
Visit the training calendar to register and participate in an upcoming live webinar. After the live webinar has taken place, the recording will be added to the list below.

Recorded Webinars
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TopicTitleWebinar RecordingWebinar SlidesResourcesDate
DataCOVID-19 HMIS Testing and Vaccine Refresher

With concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise and questions about how it will impact providers during the fall and winter, CCEH would like to take the opportunity on 8/24 at 11 AM to review and discuss the various ways HMIS is being used to collect and report on COVID-19 vaccination and testing data.

During this session we will:

• Provide a refresher on how to enter vaccine and testing data on a per client and batch basis.
• Review the reports users can run for testing and vaccination data.
• Take your questions and gather feedback to improve these data collection processes. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.
• Preview our new COVID-19 dashboard
WebinarWebinar Slides08/24/2021
Housing StrategyFundamentals of Rapid Re-Housing

The CT Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) and Advancing CT Together (ACT) have teamed up to provide a comprehensive Rapid Rehousing training for providers across Connecticut. During this training providers will gain an understanding of Connecticut’s goals around RRH and who the stakeholders are. This training will also cover the essential principles of rapid rehousing and how to apply them when working with your clients and strategies for managing some of the challenges that may come up.

WebinarWebinar Slides05/05/2021
Housing StrategyShelter Diversion 2.0 Training

Join us for this advanced diversion training that will thoroughly discuss the practice of shelter diversion, with an emphasis on how to have efficient and effective diversion conversions in a person-centered, trauma-informed, and housing-focused way. During this training we will also focus on the importance of problem solving, diversion funding, and linkage to services and community resources. Shelter Diversion is a practice that all should be skilled in as it is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists.
WebinarWebinar Slides04/22/2021
DataEntering Covid-19 Vaccination Information into HMIS

Please join us for a walk through of the new features and reporting capabilities of HMIS. A new feature is being added in HMIS that will allow tracking of Covid-19 vaccinations for clients, including whether a client has been partially or fully vaccinated. This training is for all HMIS users and will discuss the importance of tracking and reporting one's vaccination status as well as walk you through how to do it within HMIS. During the training we will also answer any questions you have about the functionality.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page03/23/2021
Unique PopulationEqual Access to Shelter Training

Transgender individuals are significantly more likely to experience homelessness at some point in their life than the general population. Many do not enter the shelter, but the majority of those who have stayed in a homeless shelter have reported some form of mistreatment, including harassment and refusal of service, due to their gender identity. This must stop! CT Coalition to End Homelessness has partnered with CT Department of Housing, CT Fair Housing Center, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) to provide you with an ‘Equal Access to Shelter’ training. During this training we will provide you with information and insight about transgender individuals, review the different types of laws that protect transgender individuals from discrimination, thoroughly discuss best practices and our commitment to ensure equal access for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. We hope you join us for this informative as well as engaging training.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page03/23/2021
Housing StrategyShelter Diversion 1.0 Training

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This webinar will thoroughly discuss the practice of shelter diversion; including staying housing focused, how to conduct a diversion conversation, how to access diversion funding, linkage to services and community resources, and special considerations to have during the COVID-19 crisis.
WebinarWebinar Slides03/18/2021
HealthAddressing Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19

With information on COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine changing on a daily basis it may be difficult for some to stay current. If you would like to learn about the most recent information in Connecticut, this is definitely a webinar that you should attend. Community Health Center, Inc. will be joining us for this webinar to provide updated information on the COVID-19 vaccine and addresses the vaccine hesitancy that many may experience. During this webinar we will focus on the facts and debunk some of the myths associated with the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine hesitancy will thoroughly be discussed including; healthcare related vaccine impact, understanding vaccine hesitancy in communities of color and vulnerable populations, best practices in vaccine confidence, etc.
WebinarWebinar Slides03/01/2021
YouthWorking with Youth

Join us for a very comprehensive training on working with youth in the homeless response system. This training will thoroughly discuss the CAN system and how it operates for a youth that is experiencing homelessness. Additionally, this training will cover a variety of housing strategies and best practices such as shelter diversion, outreach, housing first, trauma informed care, and motivational interviewing. This training is ideal for Youth Navigators, YHDP Rapid Re-Housing case managers, YETIs, and all those that work with youth in the homeless response system.
WebinarWebinar Slides02/25/2021
MunicipalMy Town Cares: Local Efforts to Address and Prevent Homelessness

Connecticut’s municipalities routinely encounter and provide services to the thousands of individuals who experience homelessness each year. Moreover, data shows that homelessness affects people in every municipality in Connecticut. Join us for an introduction to My Town Cares, an initiative of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, that provides a roadmap of actions to address and prevent homelessness. Actions implemented are eligible for points in Sustainable CT’s new action category on homelessness. This webinar will provide an overview of the action roadmap, integrate municipal presentations on successful efforts to implement those actions, and outline opportunities available for support in doing this important work.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page02/04/2021
DataPIT ‘People Count’ Training in the PIT Database

Whether you are new to entering the people who slept in your Emergency Shelter (ES), Transitional Housing (TH), Rapid Re-Housing (RRH), Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), or hotel/motel, on the night of the Point in Time (PIT) count in the PIT database or just need a refresher on how to navigate the PIT database, join us for this step-by-step informative session.  This ‘People Count’ is the second part of the PIT preparation and follows the housing inventory ‘Bed Count’ that was completed in November.  All guests who physically slept in your ES, TH, RRH, PSH or hotel/motel on the night of PIT, which is Tuesday, January 26th , are to be entered in the PIT database for reporting purposes.
WebinarWebinar Slides01/20/2021
DataReporting the Unsheltered Homeless Population

This webinar is for anyone who wants to report an unsheltered person and does not have access to the statewide homeless management information system, known as CT-HMIS. Identifying those experiencing homelessness in places not meant for human habitation is an essential activity in the effort to end homelessness. We are excited to partner with communities across the state, as well as soup kitchens, faith-based organizations, and others who may encounter this vulnerable population. Collecting this data on a year-round basis will enable us to assist them and provide essential services, and ultimately housing. During this webinar we will introduce My Town Cares, an initiative of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, that provides a roadmap of actions to address and prevent homelessness. Participation in this webinar will provide you with useful skills and potential points for Actions 12.2 and 12.3 in Sustainable CT’s new action category on homelessness. Join us for this webinar to explore how you can get involved.
WebinarWebinar Slides01/19/2021
DataPIT 2021: Using the new PIT Outreach Program

Join us for an overview of the new Point-In-Time (PIT) Outreach program in HMIS. If you are involved in any capacity with those who are unsheltered, you should attend this webinar. This includes PATH and Street Outreach workers, PIT Regional Coordinators, shelter staff, as well as anyone who may need to help us identify who is experiencing literal homeless in our state. This webinar will review the new program in HMIS as well as the options available for non-HMIS users (municipalities, soup kitchen staff, etc.) We are excited to be leveraging our data that is collected on a year-round basis to report on the unsheltered this year for the PIT.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page01/05/2021
Housing StrategyShelter Diversion 101

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This webinar will thoroughly discuss the practice of shelter diversion; including staying housing focused, how to conduct a diversion conversation, how to access diversion funding, linkage to services and community resources, and special considerations to have during the COVID-19 crisis.
WebinarWebinar Slides12/17/2020
DataCleaning Up Your System Performance Measures (SPMs)

Join us for this thorough walk-through of the seven system performance measures (SPMs) and how to ensure your data is of the highest quality. The SPMs are an essential part of the funding allocation, and having clean data for each of these measures should be a top priority for every agency. The data you enter into HMIS feeds into this report, among others, so spend an hour and learn how to make sure your numbers reflect the hard work you are doing on a daily basis.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page12/3/2020
ResourcesRights of and Resources for the Most Vulnerable Populations

Being a victim of a crime is a highly traumatic experience that can devastate every aspect of one's life. Often times people do not know their rights or where to go for help. The Victim Rights Center of Connecticut (VRCCT) will be joining us for this webinar to discuss legal rights, fighting discrimination, and resources around housing, employment, education and benefits that are often disrupted following a crime.
WebinarWebinar Slides11/17/2020
Data2021 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Training

Although the nation awaits the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) decision on how to handle the unsheltered count for the 2021 Point In Time count (PIT), we will be capturing the sheltered data as usual. Join us for a review of the data entry for the bed counts, project addresses, and funding sources, as well as a demonstration of the PIT database. This session is targeted toward both HMIS and non-HMIS participating agencies.
WebinarWebinar Slides11/04/2020
DataAPR Boot Camp

Getting ready for the annual Renewal Evaluations? Need a refresher on how to run the APR report? Join us for this webinar that will focus on brushing up your skills in not only running the APR, but also in how to read it and know what data needs to be corrected – and how to correct it. The APR is a critical tool to understand the quality of your data. Whether you are brand new and will see this for the first time, or are a long-timer who just needs to ‘watch it once again’, we hope you join us for this informative session.
WebinarWebinar Slides10/14/2020
Housing StrategyHousing Stability for People and their Pets

This webinar will focus on the importance of keeping pets with their families and the unnecessary trauma separation can cause amidst an already stressful housing crisis. The CT Humane Society will be joining us for this webinar and will discuss the importance of compassion, what it takes to be a good pet owner, managing common issues with landlords, and resources that are available to pet owners. During this webinar we will also provide information on our new statewide program for flexible emergency assistance for households experiencing homelessness with pets. This fund is generously funded by the PetSmart Foundation, and will be accessible to cover veterinary costs, pet deposits, vaccinations, and other associated costs that prevent people from staying in or finding housing. Please join us for this webinar and help us change the narrative that pets are a barrier to housing!
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page10/13/2020
Housing StrategyComponents of an Effective Outreach System (Session 2)

Outreach plays a vital role in ending homelessness because it helps to bring clients into the homeless system that may not normally enter the homeless system. With the pandemic that we are currently going through it is more important than ever to engage people experiencing homelessness who may be disconnected and alienated not only from mainstream services and supports, but from the services targeting homeless persons as well. This webinar is the second of a series that will focus on the different components that make up an effective outreach system. Session 2 will discuss the process of outreach, tools that can be used to assist, and the importance of having a multidisciplinary team. This webinar will examine the different roles and functions of those involved in performing outreach as well as provide tips on how to build strong community and school partnerships.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page9/30/2020
Data
Race Equity
Reading Between the Data

The importance of analyzing data is paramount to understanding not only how well your programs are functioning, but also in examining any racial disparities that may exist. This webinar will discuss tips on how to explore the quality of your HMIS data, the importance of reviewing and ‘cleaning’ your data regularly, general best practices in the use of data, as well as metrics to investigate if your program(s) has any racial inequities.
WebinarWebinar Slides9/3/2020
DataHow Vulnerable is the Homeless Population to COVID-19? Results from a National Study

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), recently completed analysis of electronic health records (EHR) for individuals with indications of a history of homelessness. Using EHR data, the research describes the prevalence rates of chronic health conditions among more than 50,000 individuals experiencing homelessness. The project found that people experiencing homelessness have significantly greater prevalence of major chronic health conditions compared to the general population. This webinar will include findings on the health care conditions as well as health services utilization among people experiencing homelessness, including:
-Prevalence of chronic health conditions associated with higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19
-Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) utilization and other co-occurring behavioral health conditions among individuals with opioid use disorder who are experiencing homelessness
WebinarWebinar Slides8/18/2020
Housing StrategyComponents of an Effective Outreach System

Outreach plays a vital role in ending homelessness because it helps to bring clients into the homeless system that may not normally enter the homeless system. With the pandemic that we are currently going through it is more important than ever to engage people experiencing homelessness who may be disconnected and alienated not only from mainstream services and supports, but from the services targeting homeless persons as well. This webinar is the first of a series that will focus on the different components that make up an effective outreach system. During this webinar we will cover the conceptual framework of outreach, record keeping and data, outreach during COVID-19, and how to have an assertive, trauma-informed, equitable approach to outreach.

WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page8/14/2020
Race EquityAddressing Racialized Trauma and Actively Engaging in Anti-Racism

Racism permeates every institution and is a key issue that must be addressed within the homeless response system. Many of the people we work with who are experiencing homelessness as well as our fellow colleagues have racialized experiences that impact their everyday lives. As we work to ensure our programs and services are trauma informed, we must also consider racialized trauma and develop strategies and a system of support to address it. This webinar will discuss how to be active participants in anti-racist practices and begin a discussion on navigating and addressing racialized trauma. Joining us for this webinar are national, statewide, and local change makers who are leading efforts to end homelessness while centering race equity.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page7/30/2020
Case ManagementHaving a Harm Reduction Approach During
a Pandemic (Session 2)


The world is currently going through a pandemic and during this difficult time it is extremely important for service providers to have a harm reduction approach. This webinar will consists of two sessions. Session 1 will provide an overview of the harm reduction principles, provide harm reduction interventions and discuss how to apply these principles and practices in your work with people who use drugs. Session 2 will provide resources, strategies and tips on overdose prevention. Joining us for both webinars is Shawn Lang with ACT and Jim Pettinelli with Liberty Community Services, Inc.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page7/15/2020
Case ManagementHaving a Harm Reduction Approach During
a Pandemic (Session 1)


The world is currently going through a pandemic and during this difficult time it is extremely important for service providers to have a harm reduction approach. This webinar will consists of two sessions. Session 1 will provide an overview of the harm reduction principles, provide harm reduction interventions and discuss how to apply these principles and practices in your work with people who use drugs. Session 2 will provide resources, strategies and tips on overdose prevention. Joining us for both webinars is Shawn Lang with ACT and Jim Pettinelli with Liberty Community Services, Inc.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page7/8/2020
Case ManagementUpdate on the Status of Evictions in CT During the COVID-19 Crisis

CCEH has partnered with the CT Fair Housing Center, Connecticut Legal Services, and CT Department of Housing to provide you with an “Update on the Status of Evictions in Connecticut During the COVID-19 Crisis”. This webinar will be held on Thursday, June 25th from 2:30pm-3:30pm, and will discuss the end of Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7x as it relates to Protections for Residential Renters Impacted by COVID-19.
WebinarWebinar Slides6/25/2020
Housing StrategyWorking with Landlords to Rapidly House Successfully: Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining

Connecticut is a ‘Housing First’ state; we believe that Homelessness should be ‘rare, brief, and non-recurring’. In order to do this successfully it is essential to have an extensive network of landlords to help identify housing options. This webinar will emphasize the importance of landlord engagement and the provider- landlord relationship. Supportive housing providers that have been very successful in this area will be joining us to provide housing tips, tools, and strategies for how they have been able to successfully recruit, engage, and retain landlords.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page6/24/2020
Housing StrategyHotels to Homes: Rapidly Housing from Hotels During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Housing First principle is vital now more than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout the country, forcing people to socially distance, isolate, and quarantine themselves. With shelters expanding to hotels during the statewide decompression process, shelter providers now have added layers to navigate through in order to help people identify and obtain safe and permanent housing. This webinar will discuss goals and strategies of maintaining a housing focus during the crisis; provide housing tips, tools, and strategies; and give viewers an inside look into how one CT organization has made great progress in housing people experiencing homelessness during this difficult time. Joining us for this webinar is Kay Moshier McDivitt from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Cathleen Meaden from Columbus House.
WebinarWebinar Slides6/4/2020
Housing StrategyUniversal COVID-19 Testing in Shelters: Learning from the Experience of Hartford’s The Open Hearth

The new normal for shelter providers in our state will include systematic COVID-19 testing, isolating and cohorting residents, and operating at lower capacity. Shelter providers in Connecticut can learn from the experience of the Open Hearth, the first shelter in Connecticut to implement systematic COVID-19 testing. The Open Hearth's Executive Director Marilyn Rossetti and City of Hartford Health and Human Services Director Liany Arroyo will share the summary results from the bi-weekly COVID-19 testing that has been taking place in her programs and lessons and tips for how to make testing successful. She will also share how testing and rapid isolation are keeping the staff and residents at the Open Hearth safe. CCEH Director of HMIS and Strategic Analysis Linda Casey will also share how COVID-19 testing information is being captured in HMIS and how that information can be entered, access, and used to facilitate cohorting and contact tracing.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page5/27/2020
Housing StrategyResponding to COVID-19: An Inside Look into Connecticut's Homeless Response

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and the CT Department of Housing have teamed up to bring you this live Zoom webinar, which will overview CT's homeless response to COVID-19. Covered topics include shelter decompression, statewide coordination, and planning for CT's ReOpen plan. We will start off with remarks from CT Department of Housing's Commissioner, Seila Mosquera-Bruno, and continue with a lively panel discussion comprised of panelists from the CT Department of Housing and CT Coalition to End Homelessness and moderated by Deputy Commissioner, Shante Hanks.
Webinar5/26/2020
Case ManagementVerbal De-Escalation and Crisis Prevention During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time for everyone. With all of the changes, uncertainties, and social distancing on top of everything else it can be very difficult for some to manage. This webinar will discuss how to identify triggers, assess risk, and provide tips and techniques to de-escalate an individual. The webinar will also focus on providing strategies for crisis prevention. This is a great webinar for all to attend.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page5/26/2020
Race EquityAddressing Racial Disparities in Homelessness During COVID-19

In Connecticut, Black/African-Americans account for over 30% of people experiencing homelessness, but only represent about 10% of CT’s general population. Recent data on COVID-19 also indicate racial disparities exist. Black/African-Americans account for around 20% of CT COVID-positive cases and around 15% of COVID-related deaths. This webinar will discuss racial disparities in homelessness and health, and review ways to stay housing focused during the COVID-19 in a way that is racially equitable and culturally appropriate. Joining us for the webinar are experts on race equity in housing and homelessness.
WebinarWebinar Slides5/26/2020
Housing StrategyShelter Diversion During the COVID-19 Crisis

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate, alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This webinar will discuss how to conduct a diversion conversation and special considerations to have during the COVID-19 crisis.
WebinarWebinar Slides5/20/2020
DataCT Data Changes in HMIS During the COVID-19 Crisis

Join us for the latest updates to HMIS to include capturing COVID-19 related data, such as symptoms and start dates, COVID-19 test results, housing status (isolation, quarantine). The webinar will highlight the new and simplified workflow to enter and view the data, as well as updates to the client dashboard. If you will be entering data related to clients and COVID-19, you don’t want to miss this webinar!
WebinarWebinar Slides5/15/2020
Housing StrategyDPH Guidance for Shelter Providers During the COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis it is extremely important that service providers and health providers are working together. This webinar will cover the latest DPH COVID-19 guidance for shelters providers on how to access testing through the state lab, workflows for hospital discharge of homeless individuals, workflows for monitoring, isolating, testing, and caring for COVID positive individuals in shelters and hotels, including housekeeping and more.
WebinarWebinar Slides5/15/2020
Housing StrategyShelter to Housing Crash Course: Rapidly Exiting to Permanent Housing

During this time of the COVID-19 crisis it is even more important to be housing focused so individuals can be permanently housed, which will maximize their ability to social distance. CCEH will be conducting a rapid exit-focused webinar for shelter providers that will review best practices to ensure that experiences of homelessness are rare, brief, and nonrecurring. The webinar will discuss rapid exit funding eligibility, having problem solving conversations while developing exit strategies, accessing emergency assistance funds, developing housing plans, and landlord engagement. The targeted audience for this webinar is shelter staff and shelter case managers.
WebinarWebinar Slides5/1/2020
Case ManagementResponding to Violence in the Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

Housing and homeless service providers may face circumstances in which they witness or suspect violence is occurring in the home of those they’re working with. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to forms of domestic violence, a discussion of the concerns the COVID-19 crisis presents, and provide helpful tips and resources providers can use to assist those they’re working with.

Joining CCEH for this webinar are partners from the CT Department of Children and Families, CT Children’s Medical Center, and the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
WebinarWebinar Slides5/1/2020
Resources Addressing Food Insecurity During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 health crisis presents a number of barriers as they relate to addressing food insecurity and access. This webinar will bring together partners from End Hunger Connecticut (EHC!), CT Food Bank, and Foodshare to discuss these challenges as well as present information on their work and resources available to CT's most vulnerable populations.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page4/22/2020
Case ManagementTips for Case Managing Through the COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 health crisis persists, service providers are challenged with responding to changing conditions, while protecting their health and safety as well as those they are working with. These conditions include, adjusting to remote appointments, increasing usage of technology, and learning and sharing resources and information about COVID-19. This webinar will discuss adapting service provision to today's circumstances, and will provide tips and resources to help support direct service work.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page4/13/2020
Case Management Addressing Eviction and Discrimination Concerns During the COVID-19 Crisis

CCEH is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on Connecticut and those affected by homelessness. During the COVID-19 emergency declaration, the State Judicial Branch has placed a stay on evictions. Though positive news, this does not protect tenants from the threat of eviction or from facing discrimination. CCEH is offering this webinar in response to growing concerns and requests for resources related to the threat of evictions and the rise in discrimination towards those suspected to have or be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Join us next Thursday to learn about the status of pending evictions and foreclosures in CT, resources available, and rights and protections for all members of CT's protected classes.

The CT Fair Housing Center, CT Legal Services, Inc., and CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will be joining us for this webinar.
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page4/2/2020
Housing Strategy Preparing Homelessness Services and Shelters for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CCEH is closely monitoring the coronavirus and its impact on the Connecticut. We are concerned about the impact of the illness on people experiencing homelessness, especially those living in shelters or in homeless encampments and at high risk of exposure and serious illness, and all vulnerable populations throughout the state. We are closely with the Governor’s Office and our state partners to ensure that you, as homelessness service providers and system leaders, have the information you need to help prepare for a coronavirus outbreak.

Joining us for this webinar will be the CT Department of Public Health, CT Department of Housing, and Beth-el Center (Milford).
WebinarWebinar SlidesResource Page3/11/2020
Case Management Accessing Behavioral Health Services and Recovery Supports for the Latinx Population


This webinar is the second webinar of the "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services" webinar series. We are proud to have Erika Cruz, from the DMHAS Office of the Commissioner, Evidence-based Practices Division, joining us for this webinar to discuss behavioral health and recovery resources readily available to meet the unique needs of the Latinx population.
Webinar12/16/2019
Housing Strategy Integrating Homeless Verification in Youth Shelter Diversion

This webinar will detail the new YHDP Homeless Verification and provide tips on integrating the form into the strengths-based, problem-solving shelter diversion conversation with youth who enter the Coordinated Access Network System.
Webinar12/9/2019
Housing Strategy Utilizing Harm Reduction: Understanding Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Prevention

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness has partnered up with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to offer the 3rd annual "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services" webinar series. This first webinar will feature Shawn Lang from AIDS CT, and will provide steps on reducing harm in working with people with opioid use disorders. This webinar will detail the intricacies of this disorder and how to prevent an overdose.
Webinar11/18/2019
Housing Strategy What's Your ID IQ?

CCEH has partnered up with the Center for Children's Advocacy to provide helpful tips for providers working with people to obtain identification for their clients, whether it be a Department of Motor Vehicles ID, a replacement birth certificate, or social security card. We'll also discuss obtaining IDs for specific populations like people in re-entry, unaccompanied homeless youth, and more.
Webinar10/31/2019
Unique Population Housing Persons with Sex Offenses

People convicted of sex offenses face numerous barriers to finding stable housing when they return to the community from jail or prison. This short webinar will discuss the challenges faced by this population as well as provide helpful tips and resources for providers working with this population.
WebinarResource Page9/4/2019
Housing Strategy CAN Guidance on Exit Destinations: Temporary VS Permanent

This webinar will review new guidance on how to distinguish between temporary exits to living with family/friends and permanent exits to living with family/friends.

This guidance was created by a task force within Statewide CAN Leadership to bring consistency to the classification of exits to living with family/friends. Please note that this guidance may not apply to every situation. When in doubt, defer to your supervisor or team and always use your professional judgement.
Webinar8/6/2019
Housing Strategy July 2019 New RRH Policies and Procedures
This webinar will outline the new Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) policies and procedures for all CT RRH programs, and will also highlight new information and changes regarding Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Rapid Re-Housing and Rapid Re-Housing for Domestic Violence survivors in partnership with Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
WebinarResource Page7/12/2019
Advocacy 2019 Reaching Home Advocacy Days Preparation
Kiley Gosselin from the Partnership for Strong Communities, Richard Cho and Sarah Fox from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, and Bill Welz from Gallo & Robinson will provide you with an update on the budget, an overview of the 2019 Reaching Home Campaign legislative priorities, key messaging, and logistics for Advocacy Days.
WebinarResource Page4/2/2019
Unique PopulationAddressing the Needs of Older Populations Facing Homelessness
This webinar was presented by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in partnership with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Speaker: Erin Leavitt-Smith, MS, LPC, Director of Long Term Supports and Services for the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Webinar4/1/2019
Unique Population Reducing Reproductive Health Risk Barriers in Women Experiencing Homelessness
Reducing Reproductive Health Risk Barriers in Women Experiencing Homelessness" is presented by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in partnership with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Presenting this webinar is Jordana Frost, DrPH, MPH, CPH, CD(DONA), Director of Maternal Child Health and Government Affairs, Connecticut and Rhode Island March of Dimes.
Webinar3/18/2019
Unique PopulationAdopting a Cultural Humility Approach
Presented by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in partnership with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Speaker is Ellen Boynton, Director of the Office of Multicultural Health Equity for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
WebinarResource Page2/25/2019
AdvocacyAdvocacy Reboot Webinar: New Leadership, New Resolve, New Opportunities
Join Kate Robinson from Gallo & Robinson, Kiley Gosselin from the Partnership for Strong Communities, and Richard Cho and Sarah Fox from CCEH, as they give an overview of the high stakes election season. They will also provide an in-depth analysis of the 2019 state-level election outcomes and what they mean for the path forward on our 2019 Reaching Home Campaign legislative priorities in the state.
WebinarResource Page1/31/2019
Case ManagementInspiring Internal Motivation: A Short Guide to Motivational Interviewing
"Inspiring Internal Motivation: A Short Guide to Motivational Interviewing" is presented by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in partnership with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. This webinar is part of the second annual Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services webinar series.
Webinar1/14/2019
Unique PopulationIndividualizing Your Approach in Working with Diverse Populations
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness invites you to join us for the third and final webinar of our three-part Racial Inequities in Housing and Homelessness webinar series. Our third webinar will highlight best practices and techniques needed to individualize your approach in working with people from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. This webinar will also discuss cultural competency and cultural humility.
WebinarResource Page1/7/2019
Youth Count2019 Youth Count Volunteer Training
This training covers how to download and use the app used to administer the Youth Count survey as well as reviews the details and how to administer the survey as a volunteer. NOTE: Please remember to register to volunteer for the Youth Count by visiting “cceh.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer” as each CT region will have area specific guidance in administering the count.
WebinarResource Page12/26/2018
Case ManagementA Guide to Crisis Prevention and De-Escalation
“A Guide to Crisis Prevention and De-Escalation” is presented by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in partnership with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Our presenter for this webinar is Richard Fisher, LCSW. Richard is the Director of the Office of Workforce Development at DMHAS.
WebinarResource Page12/10/2018
Unique PopulationA Community Response to Racial Inequities in Housing
This webinar highlights community level barriers to housing as well as recommendations and current efforts to address racial inequities in housing.
WebinarResource Page11/29/2018
Mental HealthUnderstanding Medication Assisted Treatment
“Medication Assisted Treatment” is presented by CCEH in partnership with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
WebinarResource Page11/05/2018
Housing StrategyHousing Focused ShelterWebinarResource Page10/19/2018
DataGetting Out What You Put In: Rapid Re-Housing Data
Learn the key indicators used to measure a RRH program’s performance, how to pull reports from HMIS, how to use the new data dashboards, and what the data means for your program.
WebinarRRH Data Dashboard9/27/2018
Mental HealthWellness in Recovery
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services partner with Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) to address building wellness in the recovery from alcohol or other addictions.
WebinarResource Page9/10/2018
YouthMcKinney-Vento Grant Application
The Connecticut State Department of Education is seeking proposals for the McKinney-Vento grant program for the education of homeless children and youth.
This webinar outlines the current proposal and application process. Additionally, CCEH will address how Connecticut schools, Coordinated Access Networks (CANs), Youth Engagement Team Initiatives (YETIs), and others can work together to end youth homelessness in our state by 2020.
Webinar9/6/2018
Housing StrategyHow to Complete Environmental Reviews required by HUDWebinarResource Page8/20/2018
YouthYoung Adult Coordinated Entry ToolkitWebinarResource Page7/3/2018
DataGetting Out What You Put In: Emergency Shelter ReportingWebinar6/20/2018
Unique PopulationAnimals in SheltersWebinarResource Page6/18/2018
Mental HealthTrauma Informed Practices 101WebinarResource Page4/9/2018
Mental HealthWorking with Individuals with Brain InjuryWebinar3/12/2018
Mental HealthUtilizing DCF’s Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (EMPS) ResourcesWebinarResource Page2/12/2018
Housing Strategy Safely Doubled UpWebinarResource Page1/16/2018
Mental Health Understanding Adolescent Brain Development Webinar1/8/2018
Unique PopulationHuman Trafficking in ConnecticutWebinarResource Page1/4/2018
Accessing mainstream resources through 2-1-1 Webinar12/18/2017
Mental Health Utilizing Mobile Crisis Services Webinar12/11/2017
Mental Health Opioid Overdose WebinarResource Page11/13/2017
Housing StrategySTRIVE (Support to Reunite, Involve and Value Each Other)WebinarResource Page10/31/2017
Unique PopulationImmigration and ShelterWebinarResource Page5/3/2017
Mental HealthAccessing Substance Use ServicesWebinarResource Page4/26/2017
YouthConnecticut Young Adult Services WebinarResource Page3/15/2017
YouthYouth Homelessness and OutreachWebinarResource Page3/6/2017
Housing StrategyHousing Solutions for Challenging ClientsWebinarResource Page9/01/2016
Assessment ToolAdminstering the Next Step Tool WebinarResource Page8/26/2016
Unique PopulationHousing Domestic Violence VictimsWebinar Resource Page8/25/2016
SheltersRe-Imagining Shelter Space WebinarResource Page6/28/2016
Document ReadinessWebinarResource Page6/13/2016
Housing StrategyAccelerating the Pace: Moving Your Clients Into HousingWebinarZero: 2016 Resource Page6/1/2016
Housing StrategyProgressive EngagementWebinarResource Page5/24/2016
Housing StrategyOutreach and Engagement WebinarResource Page4/15/2016
Assessment ToolAdministering the VI-SPDAT 2.0WebinarResource Page1/08/2016
Housing StrategyRapid Re-Housing with Zero IncomeWebinarResource Page2/05/2015
Housing StrategyCoordinated AccessWebinarResource Page
System-Wide Analytics and Projection (SWAP)WebinarResource Page