2017 Spring Virtual Training

2017 Spring Virtual Training Archived Materials

March 6-29

Important note: CME credits are not available for the archived recordings of these webinars. 

Monday, March 6: 2 p.m. CT

Being Safe With Oneself: TED-Style Talk with Matt Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of the Coldspring Center for Social & Health Innovation

This talk will address how traumatized clients often feel unsafe with themselves and unable to trust their own ability to regulate their emotions and behaviors. This reality, and the science behind it, challenges how we approach disruptive behaviors. “Being Safe with Oneself” explores how it is our choice as to whether we see these behaviors as “bad” or as opportunities for insight and healing.

Speaker: Matt Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Coldspring Center for Social & Health Innovation, Denver, CO.

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Wednesday, March 8: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

Becoming Trauma-Informed: Moving Organizations from Awareness to Action

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Exposure to traumatic stress is increasingly understood as a public health issue with far-reaching consequences for individuals and society. Impacts are seen in behavioral health, health, homelessness, child welfare, and justice systems. Awareness of the effects of trauma has led to a call to adopt a trauma-informed approach organization and system-wide. In a trauma-informed organization, all aspects of a service delivery system – from how the workforce is trained to what procedures and policies are adopted – are designed to promote resilience and healing for service users, providers, and organizations.

Speaker: Kathleen Guarino, Senior TA Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, March 8: 2-3:15 p.m. CT

Health Reform & Medicaid: Current Status in D.C. and the Expansion Experience in Indiana

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Changes in health insurance coverage at HCH projects have varied widely across all states as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Recently, Congress and the new Administration have promised to repeal the ACA and replace it with something different, which would significantly impact coverage in the HCH community. While details of a replacement have yet-to-be-determined, Medicaid is a component under scrutiny for major changes. . Some of the possible Medicaid policy changes are currently being tested in Indiana. As Governor, Vice-President Mike Pence expanded Medicaid in a unique way that allowed premiums and copays at all income levels, required health savings accounts, and instituted a two-tiered benefits system. This webinar will outline the current proposals being considered in D.C., and feature staff from Indiana Health Centers who can discuss how the “Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0” works for health centers from an administrative and patient care perspective.


Miranda Bueno, Outreach & Enrollment Assistant/Navigator, Indiana Health Centers, Indianapolis, IN.

Peggy Bailey, Director, Health Integration Project, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, D.C.

René Kougel, MBA, RN, Chief Operations Officer, Indiana Health Centers, Indianapolis, IN.

Clarence Walker, Outreach & Enrollment Assistant/Navigator, Indiana Health Centers, Indianapolis, IN.

Moderator: Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Baltimore, MD.

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Wednesday, March 15: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

Hand in Hand: Trauma-Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing

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Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) are essential best practices in homeless services. Both approaches complement each other at many levels. In this webinar we will explore how the spirit, skills and processes of MI support the key principles of TIC – safety, transparency, peer involvement, collaboration, empowerment, and cultural responsiveness.

Speaker: Ken Kraybill, t3 Director of Training, Center for Social Innovation, Needham, MA.

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Wednesday, March 15: 2-3 p.m. CT

Challenges and Solutions: Colorectal Cancer Screening in Adults Experiencing Homelessness

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Screening for Colorectal Cancer presents a challenge for many HCH sites. Some health center program grantees have transitioned from a 2-sample Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) to a 1-sample FIT. But with the unique ramifications around homelessness, have HCH health centers been able to do the same? For the HCH community, there may be pros and cons of implementing a 1-sample versus a 2-sample. In observation of Cancer Awareness month, representatives from HRSA, the American Cancer Society and HCH health centers will share information highlight promising practices to increase colorectal cancer screening among individuals experiencing homelessness.


Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Cancer Control Intervention Managing Director, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA.

Vicki Copeland, MD, Medical Director, Maricopa County Public Health Services Dept., Phoenix, AZ.

Angela Sweeney, RN, Clinical Coordinator, Harbor Homes, Inc., Nashua, NH.

Moderator: Darlene Jenkins, Interim Executive Director, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Nashville, TN.

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Wednesday, March 22: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

Trauma and Youth in Partnership with School-Based Health Alliance

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Many youth experiencing homelessness are students, so schools are encouraged to address trauma on a system-wide level and offer interventions and supports for children and their families. Additionally, a disproportionate number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth experience homelessness each year in the United States, and these individuals have particularly high rates of violent victimization and prevalence of trauma symptoms. The range and severity of health risks vary across subgroups of all homeless youth, and especially since the LGBTQ youth population is nonhomogeneous, their particular needs must be identified and addressed. Speakers will share how to provide trauma-informed care to various youth populations and offer recommendations for developing responsive, organization-wide practices and policies.


Alex S. Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Associate Director of Education and Training Programs, The Fenway Institute.

Kim Jewers-Dailley, MA, RDT, Director, Trauma Informed Schools and New Haven Trauma Coalition.

Seleena E. Moore, MPH, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance.

Juli Hishida, Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Nashville, TN.

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Wednesday, March 22: 2-3 p.m. CT

Capital Campaigns

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Need significant funding for your nonprofit agency? Have little to no fundraising staff to take you there? Curious about a Capital Campaign? In this quick primer from a seasoned consultant, learn (most) everything you might want to know about Capital Campaign basics but never had anyone to ask!


Tammy Rocker, Chief Development Officer, Circle the City, Phoenix, AZ.

Crissy Zitka, Senior Director of Advancement, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Nashville, TN.

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Wednesday, March 29: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

Fostering Trauma-Informed Leadership Skills for Consumers

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Organizations have started moving beyond consumer engagement to consumer leadership, working to achieve true shared roles within organizations. In order to support this growth, we must empower consumers by teaching the skills needed to ensure CABs and other consumer-focused spaces are trauma-informed, safe, and respectful environments. This training will share strategies and tools to maximize trauma-informed skills and atmospheres created by and for consumers. An expanded train-the-trainers version of this webinar will be featured as a learning lab at the 2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Council Conference.


Nicholas Apostoleris, PhD, CEO, Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers, Asheville, NC.

Katherine Cavanaugh, Consumer Advocate, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Baltimore, MD.

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Wednesday, March 29: 2-3 p.m. CT

Secondary Data Analysis of the Uniform Data System (UDS)

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Annually, the community health centers are required to report clinic data related to patient socio-demographics, health measures, and staffing & utilization. There are opportunities to use the data for clinic performance and baseline measures to improve programs and set reasonable expectations for the HCH community. We have developed a framework based on TA requests that will serve as an example of ways secondary analysis on the UDS can be used for comparative analysis across regions, HCH structure type and clinic size. This training will demonstrate the benefits and utility of conducting secondary data analysis on the Uniform Data System. We will highlight our approach to mining the data and how the results may be useful to the HCH clinics.


Eric Turer, Senior Health Services Consultant, John Snow, Inc., Bow, NH.

Alaina Boyer, Director of Research, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Nashville, TN.

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