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Training and Education 

trainingandeducation@hhcla.org

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles

2330 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057

 

Preliminary Training Request Form FY 2017-2018 

The mission of the HHCLA Department of Training and Education is to provide skill-building programs that train community partners to galvanize commitment to eliminate homelessness through education and advocacy.

Our training and education department provides skill-building training for homeless service providers. The training sessions increase staff’s ability to effectively assist people experiencing homelessness and people formerly experiencing homelessness, gain a basic understanding and develop skills in the areas of behavioral health, substance abuse, case management, counseling skills, conflict resolution, cultural competency, harm reduction and health education including; disease prevention, hepatitis, health and safety. Our advocacy work focuses on affecting policies that increase access to health care and housing first services.

All our training topics are composed of:

•Learning objectives so that participants and their organizations know what performance can be expected after training;
•Instructor guides so that the training can be replicated with other groups of participants and that it will cover the same materials at the same high level of quality;
• Interactive learning activities built into the program design in ways that allow participants to demonstrate that they have met the learning objectives and that meet the needs of people with learning styles based on doing; and
• Handouts, video, and slide presentations that illustrate the instruction for more visual learners and provide reference materials after the training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon request. Course completion certificates will be issued within two weeks of training taking place.

HHCLA is certified by the following:

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) — 9537

California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE) — CP40 731 A 1219

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) — 129916

 

Current HHCLA Training Topics

All prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Behavioral Health2 Hours; $25/person 
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define behavioral health 
  • Define the common behavioral health conditions among the homeless population and offer tips for what you can do to help. 
  • Define and understand dual diagnosis 
  • Take note of cultural factors that can impact our assessment 
  • Offer tips for engagement 
  • Have access to resources and referrals

Burnout Prevention - 2 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define burnout
  • Identify the symptoms of burnout
  • Assess stress and healthy coping strategies
  • Recognize prevention methods of reducing staff burnout
  • Define and understand vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue

Cultural Diversity - 3 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the need for continual self-assessment and self-reflection as it relates to work with culturally, racially & ethnically diverse clients 
  • Identify the impact of culture on the behavior of clients as well as identify how their personal experience & culture impacts their perception of service providers
  • Recognize that the area of commonality between individual uniqueness and culture is the basis of accurate assessments and culturally appropriate interventions. 
  • Learn what the updated CLAS Standards are, how to comply, and why they were developed in relation to health disparities and health inequalities and social justice & discrimination against persons of Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Harm Reduction - 2 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify core harm reduction beliefs 
  • Identify important harm reduction tools (Client-Centered Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Housing First, Treatment on Demand)
  • Identify constructs of the client-centered, non-judgmental approach • Identify motivational and cognitive-behavioral approaches to harm reduction therapy (HRT) 
  • Understand fundamental principles of community-based HRT

HIPAA, Law, and Ethics - 2 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify what information must be protected under the HIPAA privacy laws, including the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, and the Brief Notification Rule
  • Identify HIPAA client rights
  • Identify your role in maintaining privacy of protected health information for clients, research, fundraising, marketing and media 
  • Identify consequences for non-compliance

Housing First -  2 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define Housing First • Distinguish between housing readiness and housing first 
  • Explain the history of the housing first model 
  • Identify target population 
  • Identify key principles and core program components 
  • Identify skills for successful implementation

Motivational Interviewing 3 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Identify Harm Reduction strategies and the Stages of Change
  • Develop Motivational Interviewing Skills (OARS)
  • Apply MI to your practice (Resistance, Discrepancy, Change talk)

Overdose Prevention -  3 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify an overdose emergency
  • Understand & demonstrate use of naloxone to reverse an overdose
  • Become familiar with overdose risk factors and prevention tools
  • Identify commonly used substances
  • Assess an overdose
  • Respond to an overdose
  • Identify risk factors and prevention tools

Advanced Overdose Prevention & Response - 6 Hours; $50/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the need for overdose prevention programing
  • Demonstrate the use of naloxone and rescue breathing to treat an overdose
  • Become familiar with overdose prevention tools
  • Explore methods for providing overdose prevention training to others

Substance Use Education and Prevention - 2 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define Basic Concepts of substance use
  • Understand commonly Used Drugs and Their Effects
  • Identify tools to assess for Substance Use in your facility
  • Identify skills to address client Substance Use
  • Identify Substance Use Treatment Options
  • Identify Harm Reduction skills

Trauma Informed Care - 2 Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe trauma and traumatic events
  • Describe the process of traumatic stress and its impact on people
  • Define trauma informed care
  • Describe the role of how cultural awareness and humility influences clinicians’ application of trauma informed care interventions

Working Through Challenging Behaviors 2 and a Half Hours; $25/person
Learning Objectives – At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Common difficult behaviors
  • Develop Crisis Intervention skills
  • Develop techniques for De-escalating clients
  • Identify limit setting methods
  • Recognize staff responses to crisis
  • Understand Team Decision Making
  • Maintain Professional attitudes when working through difficult behaviors