Full course description
COURSE BEGINS: JUNE 21, 2021 A four-part series on advancing diversion strategies and practices in your community is designed for CoC system leaders, Coordinated Entry Systems staff, emergency shelter providers, or any organization that serves as an access point for someone who is experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. The series will include live webcasts every Thursday, beginning May 6, 2021 from 2:00-4:00PM EDT led by Alliance staff and system leaders/providers who have implemented successful diversion strategies in their community. This course will be capped at 25 participants.
- No prior knowledge of topic required to enroll in the program, however, users may want to consider taking "An Introduction to Diversion" first.
- Can access courses from smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
- Users can access course for 90 days after enrollment, after 90 days, users will only be able to access content they have previously completed.
- Participants can receive a Certificate of Completion if all requirements of the course are met.
- This course also uses Microcredential badges as part of the learning experience.
- This course is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers. CEU's will be provided upon completion of the course.
At the end of the successful completion of this course users will:
- Understand what diversion is and the role diversion plays in the homeless response system and at the front door of emergency shelter
- Be able to distinguish between eviction prevention, homelessness prevention, and diversion
- Understand the guiding principles of diversion and the Four Fundamentals of a diversion strategy
- Understand the basic components of a problem-solving conversation and apply this skill in practice
- Understand the importance of data and how to use data to measure the effectiveness of diversion at the system and program level
- Understand what continuous practice of diversion means and what to do when the same people often present at the shelter door
- Be able to identify critical community partners in carrying out an effective diversion strategy
Discounted Course/Refund Policies:
Refund Policy - for more information and/or to apply for a course refund please visit see our policy here.
Course Discount - The Alliance has limited funds available to offer free or reduced cost courses to people and organizations with limited financial flexibility. There is no guarantee a course will be free or reduced. Each request is evaluated individually and granted based on availability of resources. If you are currently experiencing homelessness or have experience homelessness within the last five years, your 501c3 organization's operating budget is less than $500K, or your 501c3 organization's operating budget is between $500K and $1M and would like to register five or more individuals, please see more information on how to apply for a discounted course(s) here.