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2017 Conference Sessions

If you missed the action, or are looking to solidify your learning, you can find presentations and handouts from the 60+ breakout sessions in our 10 tracks.

Please note, only presentations provided to the Coalition are included. If you'd like more information regarding a specific presentation or presenter, contact us at info@azhousingcoalition.org

DIRECT-SERVICE TRACK

Homelessness in Arizona: An Update from the 3 CoCs
Presented by Anne Scott and Kinari Patel (Maricopa Association of Governments); Pamela Moseley (Pima County); and David Bridge (Arizona Dept of Housing)
RESOURCE(S): 
PPT 

Homeless Diversion: What You Need to Know
Presented by Chela Schuster and Anissa Billianor (UMOM); Melissa Benjamin and Laurie Mazerbo (Our Family Services)
RESOURCE(S): PPT 1 and PPT 2

Motivational Interviewing: Enhancing Change
Presented by Denise Beagley (ASU-CABHP)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Mind the Gap: Filling Service Gaps in Intake, Assessment, and Customer Service in the Social Sector
Presented by Charlene Newman (LSS-SW); Marcus Ziegler (Tempe iHelp); Martha Myers (AZCEND)

Certified Peer Impact on Housing
Presented by Jeremy Reed and Lauren Walker (Community Bridges, Inc.)

What is Coordinated Entry and How Can It Assist Homeless Students & Families
Presented by Pamela Moseley (Pima County); Cliff Wade (Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness/Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans); David Bridge (Arizona Department of Housing); Mattie Lord (UMOM); and TJ Reed (Lodestar Day Resource Center)

ADVOCACY/HOUSING TRACK

Economic Equity, Justice & Housing
Presented by Michael Soto
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Understanding Yourself and Your Work in Engaging Systemic Change for Affordable Housing & Healthy Communities
Presented by Michael Soto
RESOURCE(S): PPT

A Parable: How Faith Communities Can Be Active Partners in Ending Homelessness
Presented by Will Vucurevich (Redemption Church-Tempe)

Fireside Chat with Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Michael Trailor
Presented by Joan Serviss (Arizona Housing Coalition) and Sam Richard (Creosote Partners)

Beyond Bricks: Programs to House Our Friends Without Homes
Presented by Gloria Munoz (Maricopa County Housing Authority); Liz Morales (City of Mesa); and Sally Stang (City of Tucson) 

VAWA Housing Protections
Presented by Thea Walsh and Doreen Nicholas (Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence)


MANAGEMENT TRACK

Arizona Landlord Incentive Program
Presented by David Bridge (Arizona Department of Housing) and Eliza Louden (Catholic Charities)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Hand in Hand: A Community Partnership for Justice-Involved Homeless Individuals & Familes
Presented by Margaret Kilman & Rachel Milne (Maricopa County Human Services Department); Dr. Dawn Noggle (Maricopa County Correctional Health Services); Irma Hollamby (Housing Authority of Maricopa County); and Shelly Curran (Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care)

So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want
Presented by Allie Bones (Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence) and Joan Serviss (Arizona Housing Coalition)

Policy & Data: It's a Two-Way Street
Presented by Anne Scott & Kinari Patel (Maricopa Association of Governments); David Bridge (Arizona Department of Housing); and Pamela Moseley (Pima County)
RESOURCE(S): PPT 1, PPT 2, PPT 3

The Secret to Peak Productivity
Presented by Margo Brown (Wave Productivity)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

How Engaging With the Media Can Work to End Homelessness
Presented by Alden Woods (Arizona Republic and azcentral.com)


OUTREACH & CASE MANAGEMENT TRACK

Strategic Consideration for Purpose-Driven Outreach
Presented by Vicki Helland, Liz DaCosta, Rudy Trinidad, Jeremy Huntoon, and Jennifer Oswald (Community Bridges, Inc.)

Rapid Rehousing for Singles: A Success
Presented by Amy Schwabenlender, Charlie Boyce, Christine Wetherington (Valley of the Sun United Way); Michelle Alberti (A New Leaf)

Housing in Case Management: Collaboration in Clinical Services
Presented by Dr. Megan Lee, Liz DaCosta and Vicki Helland (Community Bridges, Inc.)

Breaking Barriers & Gaining Stability: Case Management in Rapid Rehousing
Presented by Chela Schuster, Jessica Cruz and Vanessa Morales (UMOM)

Best Practices in Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
Presented by Sharon Shore (HOM, Inc.)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

SOAR
Presented by Mary Page (Maricopa County Correctional Health Services)

CONNECTION TO RESOURCES & BENEFITS TRACK

Effective Crisis Outreach in Diverse Communities
Presented by Alex Zavala (Crisis Response Network)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Taxes & Unemployment Insurance: Together Again
Presented by Nina Targovnik (Community Legal Services)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Unconventional Employment Services - ViTA Program Demo
Presented by Art Askew and Laurie Morrison (U.S. VETS-Prescott)

Crisis & Warm Lines: Taking Action While Inspiring Hope
Presented by Vanessa Williams and Emily Laflamme (Crisis Response Network)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Fair Housing Issues
Presented by Stan Silas (Community Legal Services)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Access to DES Benefits
Presented by April Jones (Arizona Dept of Economic Security)
RESOURCE(S): PPT 1 and PPT 2

TAKE ACTION! TRACK 
(SOCIAL JUSTICE)

Disparate Impact: Race & Homelessness
Presented by Nicky Stevens (Save the Family) and Will Vucurevich (Redemption Church - Tempe)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Connecting Our Work to Social Justice
Presented by 
Allie Bones (Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence)

Social Justice Fatigue
Presented by 
Chandra Crudup (Arizona State University)

Residents United Network: Building Power to Win at the Statehouse
Presented by 
Michael Anderson (Center for Community Change); Mindy Woods (Washington Resident Action Project); Ann English (Corporation for Supportive Housing); and Cynthia Zwick (Arizona Community Action Association)

Working and Communicating Across Cultures
Presented by 
Guillermo Velez (Chicanos Por La Causa)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Diversity & Social Determinants
Presented by 
Jason Vail Cruz (Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence)

SELF-CARE TRACK 

Art Heals! Creative Tools for Stress Relief and Self-Care
Presented by 
Jessica Flowers and Ruth Sager (Free Arts of Arizona)

EASY Yoga & Mindfulness: Techniques for You and Your Clients
Presented by 
Cheryl Oliver (Authentic Yoga & Teacher Training - Scottsdale)
RESOURCE(S): PDF

Aroma Yoga and Yoga Nidra for Stress Release
Presented by 
Suzanne Zupancic (Unwind Yoga - Downtown Phoenix)

Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care
Presented by 
Denise Beagley (ASU's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Master the Art of Self-Care and How to Fit It Into Your Busy Life
Presented by 
Shawn Bradford (Breathe and Work, LLC)

Calm in 30 Seconds: 5 Short Practices for Relaxation, Stress Relief and Self-Care
Presented by 
Adrienne 'Dre' Dygert (Personal Certified Yoga Instructor - Phoenix)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

VULNERABLE POPULATIONS TRACK

LGBTQ Youth & Sex Trafficking
Presented by Dominique Roe-Sepowitz and Kimberly Hogan (Arizona State University)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

Will Work: Tucson's Homeless Work Program
Presented by Matt Pate (Office of Councilman Fimbres) and Tom Litwicki (Old Pueblo Community Services)

Silver Tsunami: The Rise and Challenges of Senior Homelessness
Presented by Barbara Lewkowitz (Justa Center) and Melissa Elliott (Area Agency on Aging)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

How Criminal Set Asides Can Change Lives
Presented by Nina Targovnik and Justin Hernandez (Community Legal Services)
RESOURCE(S): PPT 1 and PPT 2

Your Past Doesn't Determine Your Future
Presented by Alonzo Morado (Primavera Foundation)

Universal Screenings in Our Community
Presented by Jason Vail Cruz (Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence)

VETERAN TRACK

AZDVS Five Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness Update
Presented by John Scott (Arizona Department of Veterans' Services)
RESOURCE(S): PDF 1

Veteran By-Name List & Case Conferencing
Presented by Pamela Moseley (Pima County); Cliff Wade (Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness/Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans); and TJ Reed (Lodestar Day Resource Center)

SSVF Best Practices with Navigation
Presented by Jessica Cruz (UMOM)

Military Family Relief Fund and Transition In Place 
Presented by Stephanie Michael (Arizona Department of Veterans' Services)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

From Homeless to Housed
Presented by Penny Miller and Dan Morgan (Community Resource & Referral Center)
RESOURCE(S): PPT

PANEL: Moral Injury Among Our Beloved Veterans and the Search for Inner Healing
Presented by Dean Pedrotti (Casa Veterans Ministry of Franciscan Renewal Center); with Annette Hill (Warrior's Heart - San Antonio); Terry Araman (MANA House); Kelly Anne Beck (AZ Coalition for Military Families); David Campbell and his service dog, Caleb (U.S. Army Combat Veteran)

RURAL & FRONTIER ARIZONA TRACK 

Community Collaborations to End Rural Homelessness
Presented by Ross Altenbaugh (Flagstaff Shelter Services), Sandra Flores (Catholic Charities), and Kathy Calabrese
RESOURCE(S): PPT 1 and PPT 2

Balance of State Continuum of Care Quarterly Representatives Meeting
Presented by Karia Basta and the Balance of State Continuum of Care Board

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