About the webinar:

Level: Introductory

This training covers how to use a harm reduction approach while working with families in supportive housing. Participants will learn trauma-informed approaches to addressing substance use, parenting, and housing stability. The training will also cover how to support families who are involved with the child welfare system as well as the responsibilities of supportive housing case managers as mandatory reporters.

Learner Goals

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Strategies for working with families in supportive housing using a harm reduction framework

  • Application of safety planning and risk assessments to keep all members of the family safe and together in housing

  • Approaches to collaboration with child welfare to support families in supportive housing

Instructor(s)

Associate Director Lauren Velez

Lauren Velez is a Associate Director with CSH’s Metro Team, focusing on advancing supportive housing initiatives in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Lauren’s portfolio includes work with youth and families, single adults and high utilizers of Medicaid and emergency systems, Moving On, Aging in Place, and Keeping Families Together as well as expertise in harm reduction and Housing First.

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