Free SAMHSA Homelessness Resource Center Webcast

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a FREE webcast on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 from 1 – 2:30pm (ET) called “Promoting a Healthy Work Environment in Homeless Services: What Works.”

Here’s the description from the website:

People working in homeless services, regardless of their position, face challenging working conditions and are at risk of burnout. How can agencies best support staff and promote a positive work environment? Sign up for a free SAMHSA HRC webcast to learn more. Presenters Ken Kraybill, B.J. Iacino, Ayala Livny, and Tye Deines will share lessons learned and offer strategies for promoting a healthy workplace. The presenters will describe the characteristics of a trauma-informed healthy work environment and will address topics ranging from: identifying organizational core values, developing a “learning environment,” ensuring effective supervision, integrating consumers, practicing inclusive decision-making and promoting self-care.

Those who should attend this webcast are direct service providers, outreach workers, case managers, peer support specialists, project directors, supervisors and team leaders.


Ken Kraybill is Director of Training at the Center for Social Innovation.
B.J. Iacino is the Director of Education and Advocacy at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
Ayala Livny is the Program Manager for Youth on Fire, a drop-in center for homeless youth ages 14-24 in Cambridge, MA and a program of AIDS Action Committee.
Tye Deines is the Director of Human Resources at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

You can get more information and register for this webcast by going to the SAMHSA webpage.


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