Texas Homeless Network

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Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness Tentative Agenda

October 7-10, 2019, Houston

(Days/times for workshops may change – more workshops will be added!)

We regret that we will not be offering CEUs this year with the exception of the Ethics session on Monday, October 7.

Monday, October 7, 2019

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm    Ethical Considerations in Working with Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (Three hours towards ethics requirements for licensure)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:30 am – 5:00 pm    Registration

8:00 am – 11:00 am TX BoS CoC General Membership Meeting

Special Session by the UT Health Science Center at Houston:
8:30 am – 12:30 pm  We Move Forward: Diverse Perspectives on Sex Work Click for more information and to register.

Special Session by TSAHC and LISC San Antonio: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm  Developing and Implementing a Successful Permanent Supportive Housing Program Click for more information and to register.

9:00 am – 11:30 am  Implicit Bias (Presented by Pastor Edward Palmer)

9:00 am – 11:30 am  PATH Annual Statewide Meeting (invitation only)

11:00 am – 12:45 pm TICH Meeting (open to all)

Lunch on your own                                                                                              

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm    Opening Plenary with Keynote Speaker Isabel Longoria 

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm    Breakout Session #1

  • The Intersection of Race and Housing Instability
  • Understanding the Trauma of Poverty on Mental Health
  • Aging Veterans: What Do We Do Now?
  • Shelter to Home: Creating Impact Through Collaboration & Best Practices
  • Cloud Computing: The Power of Data and The Future of Homelessness
  • Mitigating Factors that impede the educational success of students experiencing homelessness
  • Giving voice to students experiencing homelessness: Sharing lessons from students’ stories

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm   Breakout Session #2

  • Ground up Grant Management
  • Yes, We’re Talking About the CoC Program Competition Again! Prepping New TX BoS CoC Project Applicants for FY 2020
  • Developing and Launching a Comprehensive Economic Mobility Model
  • Housing for Harvey: In-depth Review of Successes & Challenges
  • Those Who Need a Quick Win Need Not Apply
  • Dealing With Conflict
  • Recognizing and Combating Human Trafficking: How to Join Forces in Your Community

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

7:30 am – 5:00 pm    Registration

7:00 am – 8:30 am    Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am Breakout Session #3

  • Diversion: Ending Homelessness in Your Local Community
  • What Barriers? How Denton County Addresses Barriers for Households Experiencing Homelessness
  • Mental Health: Housing and Employment Implications and First Steps
  • The Impact of Domestic Violence and Homelessness
  • From Social Isolation to the Streets: Older Adults at Risk of Homelessness
  • Check your assumptions at the door: Serving clients with active substance use disorders in supportive housing is not a service model but trial and error!
  • It Takes a Village: Service Providers and Schools Working Together to Identify Doubled-Up and Substandard Housing Situations
  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth 101

 10:15 am – 11:45 am       Breakout Session #4    

  • Work Incentives for People with Disabilities
  • Cultivating Equal Access Best Practices for LGBTQ Neighbors
  • Mental Health Matters in Rural Texas – Connecting Communities to Care
  • Creating a Housing First Partnership That Works 
  • The Impact of Social Integration on Housing Retention and Self-Sufficiency for the Housed, Formerly Homeless
  • Foster Care and Student Success
  • It Takes a School and Community to End Homelessness: Higher Education as a Pathway Out of Poverty

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch & THN Awards Ceremony                

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm          Breakout Session #5

  • Functional Zero and Ending Homelessness 
  • LMHA 101: Working With the Local Mental Health Authority to End Homelessness 
  • Intersections and Updates in Homelessness and Housing Policy for Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • Pathways Forward with Income Now, connecting persons experiencing homelessness to housing and income 
  • Homelessness Criminalization Roundtable 
  • Confronting the Tiger
  • Developing a Path to End Youth Homelessness in Houston

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm         Breakout Session #6

  • Building a Comprehensive Housing First Program
  • Meet ‘n’ Greet: In-Person TA for providers from the TX BoS CoC
  • Business for Good
  • Yoga for Stress Relief, Energy and Concentration 
  • Examining the Teacher/Student Relationships and the Academic Achievement of African American Homeless Male Students
  • Reaching Hard-to-Reach Families            

Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:30 am – 10:15 am   Breakfast with Speakers, Sandra Wolff and Charles Batiste, Barbara Wand James Award Presentation, THEO Recognitition (limited number of tickets available to non-conference attendees)                            

10:30 am – 12:00 pm      Breakout Session #7

  • Creative Case Management with Homeless Clients with Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Domestic Violence Coordinated Access 
  • SOAR Roundtable Discussion
  • Helping Clients Prepare for Employment 
  • Lived Experience of Homeless Adults with Pets in Utilizing Community Services
  • YARC: Giving Young Adults a Fighting Chance

Conference concludes


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