Technical Assistance and Training

Technical Assistance

One of the main goals of NASH is to build the capacity of individual programs, communities, and systems to effectively collaborate around the development of coordinated entry, assessments, cross-sector partnerships, safety, and promising practices to enable survivors to find, and keep, safe housing. We do this through our technical assistance (TA) and training efforts. Areas of Technical Assistance and Training include but are not limited to:

  • Building relationships between domestic violence programs and homeless service providers/CoCs
  • VAWA, Fair Housing and other federal, state and/or local protections for survivors
  • Innovative models of safe housing including rapid-rehousing, housing first, and flexible funding programs
  • Strategies for coordinated entry and assessment for survivors accessing housing
  • Addressing confidentiality and safety for survivors in homeless programs, including trauma-informed care, safety planning, and supportive services


What type of training is right for me?

NASH provides trainings in several different formats.

Webinars are online trainings in which one or more experts in the field give a presentation on a topic. Participants can ask questions using the chat feature throughout the training, and time is allotted for a short question and answer session following the presentation. Time may not allow for the presenters to answer every question, and they may be unable to provide in-depth responses to community- or program-specific questions. However, attendees can request follow-up contact via an online evaluation directly following the webinar. Some of our previous webinars are available for viewing now in our resource library.

Deep dives are interactive virtual meetings, facilitated by an expert on a topic or issue. These meetings are not presentation-based, but instead are designed to engage a small group (usually 20 or fewer people) in more in-depth discussion than a webinar typically allows for. Attendees are encouraged to use their webcams and actively engage with the facilitators and each other.

Trainings/Workshops are in-person presentations on specific topics or broad overviews on issues. These can occur at national conferences for audiences looking to increase their awareness of various subjects; at state/local convenings for advocates and allied stakeholders focused on improving understanding, employing certain approaches, or adopting new tools; or, for community groups interested in building their knowledge base, skills and capacity to provide services. Most trainings offer a comprehensive perspective, and can range from brief, didactic presentation (45 minutes) to longer, fully interactive engagements (1/2 day to full day) employing adult learning techniques for optimal integration of information.
Don’t see the training you’re looking for? NASH may be able to offer customized trainings to your organization or community. Contact us to find out more!

If you are in danger, please call 911, a local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. Avoid using a computer that could be accessed by a person who may cause harm, and learn more technology safety tips.

Please note that NASH is not a direct service provider and does not provide individual counseling, crisis response, housing advocacy, or legal services. We have compiled a brief list of resources for survivors here.