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taking good care of residents – and ourselves   February 24, 2017
March brings several classes to help you work effectively with residents and resident issues.

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Motivational Interviewing, Grand Junction │ March 7, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
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Are you experiencing defiance, conflict, or ambivalence in your resident interactions? Do you want to encourage residents to take responsibility and initiative?

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. Learn how you can begin to incorporate this style into your daily interactions. You will see different results in your conversations.

Direct Service Provider Certificate, session 1 of 3, Denver │ March 14, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
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Elevate the efficacy, efficiency, and quality of the service you provide, and take better care of yourself while you do it.

This comprehensive certification program focuses on practical approaches, successfully modified to fit helping relationships that are not primarily therapeutic in nature.

A series of three full-day workshops will be conducted monthly, with online homework in between (a total of 25 hours training and coaching overall). This spaced format offers opportunities for education, practice, and coaching not typical of a more tightly-sequenced series of trainings. The goal of each session is to enhance knowledge, skill, and confidence in providing effective client-centered care.

Online trainings supplement class topics. Modules include Multiculturalism, Mandatory Reporting, Harm Reduction, Service Planning & Monitoring, and Approaches to Difficult Situations.

Becoming Trauma-informed, Loveland │ March 16, 2017
9:00am to Noon
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As study after study demonstrates that providing care in a trauma-informed manner promotes positive outcomes, a trauma-informed approach is becoming a best practice in the field of housing and homelessness. However, agencies vary widely in their use of trauma-informed practices.

All staff should receive training about trauma, as even small reforms to staff behavior can pay dividends in compliance and positive outcomes. Come to this training to expand and boost your understanding.

Building Resilience to Trauma, Loveland │ March 16, 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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You may know that providing care for trauma-affected individuals can result in "vicarious trauma" or "compassion fatigue." This phenomenon occurs when engaging empathically with a traumatized person actually leaves the helper with their own experience of trauma.

Researchers have begun to investigate how caregivers can proactively build resilience when working with trauma. If you are interested in healing from or preventing vicarious trauma, you will benefit from this session. Come join an important discussion about what can impact our longevity in the helping professions.

Interested in further training? Search events and register from the chfareach class calendar.

Chfareach provides resources, education, and assistance for Colorado multifamily housing. Membership in chfareach is not required to attend trainings. Please call 303.297.7497 at any time for assistance with your registration.

Belinda Waldron
chfareach Coordinator
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