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Conference Presentation  |  February 14, 2012

6.3 Protecting Homeless Youth from Sexual Trafficking
Runaway and homeless youth are at great risk of sexual trafficking and exploitation. This workshop will help homeless service providers identify at-risk youth, provide models of intervention, and look at ways to prevent the sexual trafficking of homeless youth.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 14, 2012

6.1 Innovative Partnerships with PHAs
Ending homelessness cannot be done without the support of mainstream partners, including public housing agencies (PHAs). This workshop will highlight innovative models being used by PHAs to prevent and end family homelessness in their communities. Presenters will also discuss strategies for strengthening the relationship between local homeless assistance systems and PHAs.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 14, 2012

3.5 What’s New in Family Homelessness Research?
Building effective homeless assistance systems requires an understanding of the characteristics of families and the effectiveness of interventions that prevent and quickly end homelessness. This workshop will provide the newest findings from the field that can be used to inform decisions and interventions that affect homelessness in your community.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 14, 2012

1.1 A Blueprint for Ending Youth Homelessness
How do we end youth homelessness? This workshop will summarize research and examine an emerging typology that can be used to inform and appropriately scale interventions to end youth homelessness. Presenters will describe strategies that are working to help young people reconnect with family and other caring adults when appropriate, and prepare to transition successfully to independent living with housing and supportive services.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 14, 2012

5.1 Retooling Transitional Housing II: Implementing Changes to Your Program Measurement
If you are planning to make significant changes to your transitional housing program, this workshop will help you identify the steps you can consider and provide examples and tools for taking those steps. Providers who have retooled their transitional housing will share their experiences about making the shift, and cover topics such as staffing, contracts, and working with board members.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 14, 2012

6.5 The Role of Faith Based Providers
It can be challenging to ensure that all of the key players are participants in the planning and implementation of community initiatives to end homelessness. This workshop will explore how to engage and work with faith-based providers who are key providers of services and transitional housing. Part of the discourse will include looking at philosophical differences among organizations as well as different service models and how they can be combined into a cohesive community response.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 14, 2012

4.1 Running on All Cylinders: Homeless Systems Measurement
All parts of the homeless system engine should be working together. How well are your collective responses working? Is your community experiencing system-wide reductions in homelessness? Are individual’s and family’s length of homeless episodes decreasing? This workshop will discuss ways to measure your homeless assistance system and will help your community answer these questions to stay on the path toward ending homelessness.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 9, 2012

1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
To transition back into housing and off of time-limited rent subsidies, families and youth require immediate assistance to achieve sustainable work and economic security. This workshop will examine strategies that have helped low-income parents and youth find and maintain employment. Presenters will discuss strategies cultivated from successful subsidized and transitional employment program models and strategies for parents experiencing homelessness.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 9, 2012

3.4 Effectively Collecting, Coordinating, and Using Youth Data
Data is essential to create effective evidence-based strategies to prevent and end homelessness. This workshop will examine methodologies of point-in-time counts and other surveys, discuss coordinating HMIS with mainstream data systems and explore ways to use these data to inform policy decisions and interventions.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 9, 2012

5.6 Beyond HPRP: Sustaining Rapid Re-Housing and Prevention Programs
As the resources from the stimulus-funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) diminish, communities are faced with finding new ways to keep their HPRP-funded programs running. In this workshop, presenters will share creative strategies to preserve and maintain rapid re-housing and prevention efforts.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 9, 2012

3.6 Ending Homelessness for Veterans and Their Families
In order to reach the federal goal of ending veterans homelessness by 2015, new grants such as Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) have recently been released. This workshop will look at how these and other programs will be implemented to prevent homelessness and help homeless veterans and their families reconnect to housing in their communities.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 9, 2012

2.2 Implementing the HEARTH Act: Preparing for the New Emergency Solutions Grant
Under the HEARTH Act, homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing are eligible activities for the new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Presenters will review the changes to the ESG program and discuss ways to transition programs from HPRP to ESG funding. Presenters will also discuss strategies for implementing ESG and will explore successful program models. Other resources for funding these programs will be explored in workshop 5.6.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 9, 2012

Several federal programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), are specifically charged with helping low-income people connect to employment. This workshop will examine innovative partnerships between homelessness service providers and state and local programs to improve the housing and employment outcomes of families and youth. Experts will explain how to navigate requirements for WIA, TANF, and other programs. Presenters from the field will explore engagement strategies and how to develop partnerships with local agencies and educational institutions.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 9, 2012

5.4 The Role of Permanent Supportive Housing in Ending Family Homelessness
To remain stable, some families with disabling physical and behavioral health challenges need the services linked to housing provided by permanent supportive housing (PSH). With limited PSH capacity and increased family homelessness, communities have to be strategic in deciding PSH placements and designing appropriate service plans. This workshop will look at successful PSH programs for families and suggest targeting strategies under the overall goal of ending family homelessness.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 9, 2012

1.2 Implementing the HEARTH Act: Preparing for Changes to the Continuum of Care
The HEARTH Act makes many changes to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care programs, including to the incentives and expected performance outcomes. In this workshop national and local experts will share strategies for positioning your program and your community for these changes.

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