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The Network's two signature events -- the Conference and the Gala -- are scheduled! SAVE THE DATES!

Our annual New York State Supportive Housing Conference at the Marriott Marquis will take place June 13th, 2019. For the past several years, more than 1,600 members of the New York State supportive housing community have joined us for this one-day event, with the support of some 40 sponsors and 40 exhibitors. For more information and registration, please visit this page.

Our annual Awards Gala at Capitale will take place October 17th, 2019. For the past several years upwards of 550 members of our community have joined us for our annual cocktail party/awards event.

CUCS TRAININGS:

The Network’s collaboration with the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) Institute continues this year with an exciting roster of upcoming  trainings. All trainings are held at CUCS. 198 East 121st Street from 9:30-3:30.

April 24: Non-Coercive Approaches to Conflict Management
Conflicts are an unavoidable aspect of life. Periodically, conflicts can rise to the level of crisis or violence, leaving staff feeling ill-equipped to respond meaningfully.  Appropriately-trained staff, however, can anticipate and be prepared to use effective strategies to de-escalate situations. If recognized and dealt with effectively, differences have the potential to inspire, promote positive change, and encourage growth and understanding. This training offers participants the skills to intervene in the early stages of conflict as a way to prevent violence, and looks at person-centered approaches to establish relationships that help prevent tense situations from intensifying. This training also describes the different stages of conflict escalation and ways to respond to each stage. At the end of the training, attendees will have a better understanding of conflict and greater confidence in responding to conflicts.
Accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Course and OASAS Certified. You can register for this training here, and use the code APR24NCACM as the coupon code for your membership discount.

June 5: Trauma & Its Aftermath 1: New Thinking About Trauma Informed Care
Though statistics vary, there is a consensus in the field that most consumers of mental health services are trauma survivors and that their trauma experiences shape their responses to outreach and services. Trauma Informed Care is an engagement technique that recognizes the presence of trauma histories and acknowledges the role of trauma in the lives of survivors. This training offers an overview of the new diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 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. The training explores vicarious trauma issues. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of Trauma Informed Care and the clinical skills needed to support persons healing and recovering from trauma histories.
Accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Course and OASAS Certified. You can register for this training here, and use the code JUN05PART1 as the coupon code for your membership discount.

June 25: Trauma Informed Care 2: Supporting Persons With Trauma Histories
Providing effective, clinically sound services for persons with trauma histories can be complicated.   Well intentioned, but unskilled staff can inadvertently set persons with trauma histories into crisis by over-processing or not understanding how to help persons contain their thoughts when talking about trauma. An understanding of support strategies that offer safety and grounding to persons with trauma histories are covered in this full day training. Aside from the effects of trauma on individuals, trainees will gain a better understanding of the healing process including providing safety, mindfulness and grounding techniques. In addition, the workshop explores self care as an essential component for staff working with trauma histories. Through case studies and role plays, attendees will be able to practice these skills and leave feeling more competent in their understanding of trauma and its aftermath.
Accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Course. You can register for this training here, and use the code JUN25PART2 as the coupon code for your membership discount.