Homelessness 201 – REGISTRATION OPEN

Homelessness 201 is our primary training series and is designed to help staff (at all levels) build new skills and tools to better serve people experiencing homelessness. H201s focus on emerging and ongoing needs within our community. The content can be specific to population or program models and often build off the content covered in H101.  

We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone to access quality training.  Please contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org for scholarship and membership questions.  MESH membership allows discounted pricing for all MESH trainings.

Hearth Partner registrations are for partner agencies of Hearth Connection who have a code to use for registration.

Upcoming workshops:

HOMELESSNESS 201 – Personality Disorders

July 11

The homeless population is highly represented with individuals who experience mental health disorders including personality disorders, substance use disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Understanding these conditions and the interaction between them is helpful to assist housing case-managers in supporting clients and residents in successfully accessing and maintaining housing. This workshop will discuss the intersection of mental health, substance use, and complex trauma, with a primary focus on understanding personality disorders. Time will be given to exploring effective strategies for managing our own reactivity to these disorders while crafting responses that support positive change in our clients.   

Presented by:   Steve Carlson, PsyD has been working in the mental and chemical health field for over thirty years in a variety of settings, mostly in clinical and management positions at various Community Mental Health Centers.  He is currently employed by the University of Minnesota as a Clinical Trainer at the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health.  Additionally, Steve is an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Community Faculty Member at Metropolitan State University.  His areas of interest and specialty include Integrated Mental and Chemical Health Treatment, Stages of Change & Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Mindfulness and Mental Health, The Psychology of Long-Term Homelessness, Trauma-Informed Organizations, Supportive Housing Model and other mental health topics.  As a Certified Minnesota Trainer in Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) Steve provides training and consultation to agencies around the State of Minnesota. He can be reached at carlsos@umn.edu.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 11, 2:30-4:30pm

Location: NW Family Center: 7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center 55429

Training is FULL.  Please contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org to be placed on the wait list.

More trainings coming!

Motivational Interviewing – September 19