WI Homelessness Forum: 'De-escalating Challenging Behavior'
Monday, January 23, 2023 | 9:00 AM -10:30 AM CT
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9 a.m.: Welcome and announcements—Alfred C. Johnson, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
9:05 a.m.: COVID-19 updates—Katelynn Kirkpatrick, Logan Broenniman, and Deepti Ravikumar, DHS
9:15 a.m.: ‘De-escalating Challenging Behavior is’ Fine—Steve Hill and Ryan Hurse
9:45 a.m.: Question and answer period
10 a.m.: Adjourn
Homelessness Forum will be held online using Zoom meeting technology.
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Steve Hill was born in the United Kingdom. While in London, he worked at a homeless shelter for men with alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) issues, at a group home for people with mental illness, and was manager of a drop-in center for people experiencing homelessness and other needs. He has worked at The Guest House of Milwaukee since 2005, becoming manager of the award-winning Resident Manager Program, training individuals experiencing homelessness to staff safe havens for people with severe and persistent mental illness. He currently works as a SOAR Specialist, helping people with mental and physical health issues apply for disability benefits.
Ryan Hurse has a background in educating and supervising Milwaukee’s most vulnerable client groups, including the mentally ill, adults and children experiencing homelessness. Ryan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education at Lakeland College in 2003. He worked with children at the St. Charles Youth and Family Services from 1997 to 2001, then as a recovery support coordinator from 2005 to 2007 at the Milwaukee Women’s Center. Ryan has been the manager of the City of Milwaukee Community Resource Navigator and Groups Homes from 2006 to the present. He is a servant to the most challenging individuals in the City of Milwaukee.