It's finally summer time!
As many of us head off on vacation or just enjoy outdoor time with friends and family, things take a little bit of a slower pace during the summer. With this in mind, join us for a sampling of t3 training topics with a free summer webcast series. Each webcast features a different t3 faculty member and topic. In these one hour webcasts, you will be able to interact with the presenters and other participants from across the country.
The summer series line up includes:
13 July - In it for the Long Haul: Dealing with the heartbreak and realities of working with vulnerable populations - Ayala Livny
27 July - Building Resiliency Skills Across the Lifespan - Katie Volk
10 August - Mindset and Heartset of Best Practices - Ken Kraybill
24 August - Racism and Social Justice - Marc Dones & Jeff Olivet
7 September - Tenancy Support - Lorna Moser
Meet the instructors
Ayala Livny has worked in homeless services since 1995, working with men, families, children, and young adults to improve health outcomes and navigate systems. She most recently spent 11 years as the Program Manager at Youth On Fire, a drop-in center for youth and young adults ages 14-24 who are experiencing homelessness, based in Cambridge, MA. Her focus has been creating safe and welcoming spaces that incorporate harm reduction, HIV prevention, trauma-informed services, and positive youth development practices. Ayala also has an extensive background in organizational culture, substance use and addiction services, policy advocacy, positive youth development, performance measurement, facilitative leadership, community collaboration, and working with non-clinical staff to provide trauma-informed services. She participates in the Massachusetts Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, and is on the Advisory Board for the Y2Y Initiative to create a new student-run overnight shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness.
Katie Volk, MA, has been focusing on poverty and related issues for over 15 years. She has directed numerous training, technical assistance, and curriculum development efforts. Katie has also trained thousands of service providers, primarily focusing on trauma-informed care, homelessness, child development, and organizational well-being. Prior to joining the Center for Social Innovation, she spent seven years at The National Center on Family Homelessness, where she worked in the post-Katrina Gulf; developed the PEACH, a physical and emotional awareness program for children; and was integral in crafting the 2009 America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness.
Ken Kraybill has worked in health, behavioral health, homelessness and housing for over 30 years. He is the Director of Training for t3 (think. teach. transform.), the Center for Social Innovation’s training institute dedicated to improving care to marginalized and vulnerable people. Ken develops curricula and facilitates onsite and online training nationally on topics including motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, outreach and engagement, critical time intervention, supervision, and finding resiliency and renewal for care providers. He is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Ken has an MSW from the University of Washington in Seattle and an undergraduate degree from Goshen College in Indiana.
Marc Dones is a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School, with a concentration in psychiatric anthropology. Marc combines his solid academic powers with his engaging presentation style to deliver Praxis trainings. Prior to joining C4, Marc worked as a policy analyst, program assistant, and program manager in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, where he focused on youth violence prevention and reduction, as well as systemic responses to youth homelessness. At the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, he served as Director of Project Management for Child and Adolescent Services. Serving on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, Marc co-chaired the Administration Committee.
Jeff Olivet is the President/CEO of the Boston-based Center for Social Innovation. For more than two decades, Jeff has been a national leader on homelessness, poverty, affordable housing, behavioral health, public health, and HIV. During his health and human services career, he has been a street outreach worker, case manager, housing director, coalition builder, writer, teacher, and activist. His work with hundreds of organizations across the United States and internationally has helped to improve strategic planning, organizational management, and implementation of evidence-based practices. Jeff is recognized as an expert in bringing innovative technologies and solutions to complex social problems.
Lorna Moser, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in psychiatric rehabilitation. Lorna is the Director of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Technical Assistance within the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lorna's clinical training and experience primarily has been with adults with severe mental illness. She is a mental health services researcher and is the co-author of the Tool for Measurement of ACT (TMACT), a current, comprehensive, recovery-oriented measure of ACT program fidelity. She has evaluated and consulted with ACT teams, community mental health agencies, and governing mental health authorities across the United States and abroad.