Lookout Emergency Aid Society partnered with Douglas College to develop a Skills First Training series with funding from the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy.
HOPE FILLED ENGAGEMENT
A ‘motivational interviewing’ type approach by Gray Poehnell. Person-centered, solution-focused, hope-focused, this approach will help equip people to walk their life paths with dignity whatever the challenge.
NEGOTIATING WITH LANDLORDS
This training covered: How to work with landlords successfully to find market rentals for hard to house clients. Lots of real life examples to help your clients find the right housing.
HOARDING: KEEPING CLIENTS HOUSED
Gain knowledge, tips and skills in dealing with hoarding issues.
WHEN CARING HURTS
This training covers the difference between vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout. This workshop will develop your understanding of how caring for others affects you. You will learn strategies to manage the psychological injuries we sometime incur from repeatedly engaging with those who have experienced trauma.
CRITICAL INCIDENTS AT WORK
Learn to respond well to critical incidents at work by deepening listening skills and identifying responses that may signal the need for additional care. Learn to enhance your own resiliency by developing a personalized care plan to put into action in the event of a critical incident.
DRUGS & BEHAVIOURS
This includes the latest research on drug use, the effects drugs have on behaviour, some skills to help as you support clients with addictions and learning about the physiological effects of certain drugs.