Upcoming

The Network organizes and/or sponsors dozens of events and workshops every year across New York State. Below, you'll find our current list of events. Many of the workshops you see below are presented in collaboration with the Center for Urban Community Services. Check back soon for updates!


Coordinating Property Management and Social Services

This full day training is targeted to social service and property management staff working in housing settings. The training examines the discrete roles of social service and property management as well as overlap between the two functions. In addition, the training offers information regarding the legal guidelines affecting roles and how to maximize the collective work experience for best outcomes. Strategies are presented to develop and maintain clear lines of communication and establish forums for identifying and solving common problems.

Date: Wednesday, April 16
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm (registration at 9:00am)
Location: Center for Urban Community Services
Address: 198 East 121 Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10035
Cost: for Network Members: $55
Cost for Network Non-Members: $75

Network members can register here. Non-members can register here. We hope you'll join us for this event!


Non-Coercive Prevention of Violence

This full day training, targeted to direct service staff, offers skills to address early stages of conflict as a way to prevent violence. Extensive research on violence prevention supports using a person-centered approach when working with people who are under stress. This training looks at ways to establish relationships with persons that help prevent tense situations from getting worse, issues that often result in conflict, as well as the different stages of conflict escalation and ways to respond to each phase. Case studies are used to practice the skills presented in this training.

Date: Tuesday, May 6
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm (registration at 9:00am)
Location: CARES
Address: 200 Henry Johnson Blvd, Suite 4, Albany, NY 12210
Cost for Network Members: $55
Cost for Network Non-Members: $75

Network members can register here. Non-members can register here.


Reducing Job Related Stress: Causes and Coping Strategies

Studies suggest that social service work can be very stressful, and not addressing these stressors can impact service delivery. This full-day training acknowledges the level of stress in this field and uses the same strengths staff uses in their daily work to dialogue, in a highly focused way, about personal (self-care) and organizational issues that often go unaddressed. The training explores common sources of stress and provides insight and strategies for managing and lowering stress levels. Additionally, the training provides a framework for participants to begin to address some of the organizational issues to reduce stress at their sites and improve job satisfaction. Discussions focus on acknowledging and addressing issues of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. By the end of the training, trainees will be offered information to support a renewed sense of purpose and equipped with the ability to manage their stress. This training is a new, full-day training developed from a previously offered half-day training that focuses, n finer detail, on acknowledging and reducing staff stress.

Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm (registration at 9:00am)
Location: Center for Urban Community Services
Address: 198 East 121 Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10035
Cost: for Network Members: $55
Cost for Network Non-Members: $75

Network members can register here. Non-members can register here.


Trauma Informed Care: New Thinking About Trauma

This full day training is targeted to direct service staff. The training offers an overview of the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related disorders, as well as other symptoms and behaviors that can result from trauma. Assessment, safety issues, medication and symptom management are explored both on case management and programmatic levels.

Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm (registration at 9:00am)
Location: CARES
Address: 200 Henry Johnson Blvd, Suite 4, Albany, NY 12210
Cost for Network Members: $55
Cost for Network Non-Members: $75

Network members can register here. Non-members can register here.


Housing Based Case Management

This full day training, targeted to direct service staff, offers guidance to assist tenants maintaining their housing. The training offers strategies, based on various evidence-based practices, to ensure that housing-based case managers are focusing on tenants’ most important skills, are timing interventions effectively, and are making use of appropriate resources. Participants learn about such concepts as Critical Time Intervention, Harm Reduction, Supported Employment, Housing First, Recovery and Wellness and Motivational Interviewing, all of which can help case managers and their property management partners to increase housing retention rates and create sustainable tenant-staff relationships.

Date: Friday, May 9
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm (registration at 9:00 am)
Location: Center for Urban Community Services
Address: 198 East 121 Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10035
Cost for Network Members: $55
Cost for Network Non-Members: $75

Network members can register here. Non-members can register here. We hope you'll join us for this event!


14th Annual New York State Supportive Housing Conference

The nation's largest supportive housing conference returns on Thursday, June 5. As in previous years, this full-day event will include approximately 30 individual workshops, a keynote address, breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception. More than 1,200 of our friends and colleagues attended last year. We'll be updating our website throughout the year with details on the conference, including workshop titles and times, cost, a list of presenters, the keynote speaker and more. We hope you join us for the signature annual event of the New York State supportive housing community!

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 8:00am-6:30pm
Location: New York Marriott Marquis
Address: 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Registration: Click here to register online!