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Hoarding intervention strategies

Course Outline

  • Why Talk About Hoarding?    
  • What Hoarding Is & Is Not    
  • How to Approach the People & the Situations  
  •  Tools & Methods   
  • Resources & Connections  
  •  Q&A


Overview

During the workshop we will:

-Share about WHY we need to be having conversations about the issue of hoarding. 

-Talk specifically about what hoarding is and some of the misconceptions surrounding this issue. 

-Discuss some different ways and methods of approaching the people in the hoarding situation using the   “Harm Reduction” approach and introducing the concept of a “Safety Day.” 

- Review and discuss a couple of different forms that are useful when determining the safety needs in the situation and using that as a starting point and understanding the leverage needed for change.  

-Share available resources and ways to stay connected when dealing with hoarding situations.  

-Have time for Q&A time as that is often where many good conversations and ah-ha moments occur on this topic.


Learning Outcomes  

-A better understanding of the issue of hoarding.  

-How to utilize the harm reduction and safety day options.  

-Actionable ideas to use right away in these situations.  

-Knowing that you are NOT ALONE and that other people understand this complicated issue.


To register please visit   https://hoarding-intervention-strategies.eventbrite.com  

or email jlether@monroewa.gov for more information

Instructor Bio

Tammi Moses is the Chief Encouragement Officer at Homes Are For Living, LLC where she works on the issue of hoarding.  Tammi has presented break-out sessions at the Hoarding Awareness Conference in Tukwila and provides consultations, workshops & on-site assessments for folks dealing with hoarding situations.    


Tammi obtained her BA in Psychology in 2013 from Chapman University-Whidbey Island Campus. She served in the US Navy and spent time onboard the USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3).   


She speaks up on the issue of hoarding due to her lived experience as a #YLITH (Youth Living in the Hoard) and her current experience as the #AKOPTH (Adult Kid of Parents That Hoard). She is currently working with a group called MYCOHP on addressing the needs of minor children currently living in a hoarded home.   


Tammi enjoys getting outside and working in the garden, visiting the beach, going fishing & crabbing, traveling, cooking, reading, writing and spending time with her boyfriend and their dogs.  You can read her blog at www.homesareforliving.com/blog.


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