Building capacity for prevention across sectors through training, one-on-one coaching, program support, and facilitating dedicated communities of practice is at the root of our work. A Way Home, in collaboration with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and our Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab, is offering a stream of training and technical assistance (TTA). These include program model trainings, as well as enhanced training and technical assistance. Emerging from our work with the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Demonstration Projects, our training process focuses on three core steps (RTI):
- Readiness – The readiness process focuses on the system or programmatic components necessary to have in place or work towards when accepting a new program model within a community or organization.
- Training – The training consists of virtual or classroom instruction to increase knowledge about the program model, as well as associated case management tools, resources and research.
- Implementation – The implementation phase allows for ongoing support from A Way Home trainers and systems planners to ensure uptake of the program model learnings. Within this phase, we offer case consultations, re-training (to address staff turnover, etc.) and enhanced program design.