The South Carolina Interagency Council on Homelessness (SCICH) has partnered with the SC Department of Mental Health to host a series of trainings on best practices in homeless services. The trainings are funded through a DMH grant awarded by SAMHSA called Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals.
SCICH is an interagency council and statewide network of advocates, service providers, state agencies and funders committed to ending homelessness. SCCIH has several focus areas: researching the experience of homelessness in SC, advocating for people who are homeless, responding to state and federal homelessness policy and promoting collaboration and peer support among those professionals working in the field and across the four continuums of care in the state.
SCICH works to bring training on evidence based practices to SC
Cultural and Linguistic Competency Summit
On March 23, 2017, SCICH helped sponsor the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Summit. Over 400 people from around the state attended summit. The summit was presented by the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Committee of the Joint Council for Children and Adolescents. Our very own Bruce Forbes, from the SC Interagency Council on Homelessness, conducted a training series on understanding homelessness.
t3 Best Practices in Homeless Services
On February 16, 2017, the SCICH held a training on best practices in homeless services. The training contained an overview of best practices in homeless services, including housing first, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing and peer support recovery-oriented care. We were honored to bring in Ken Kraybill from t3 [The Center for Social Innovation].