Conventional wisdom about homelessness is imbued with myths. This course identifies these misconceptions and presents practice guidelines for clinical and policy interventions to address homelessness.
Course created on June 28, 2021
Course Type: Video
CE/CEU Offered: AK/1.25; AL/1.25; AR/1.25; ASWB ACE/1.25 Clinical; AZ/1.25; CA/1.25; CE Broker/1.25 General (FL), Continuing Education (OH), Continuing Education By A Social Worker (SC), Category I Social Work (WV), CE Broker #20-845059; CO/1.25; CT/1.25; DC/1.25; DE/1.25; FL/1.25; GA/1.25; HI/1.25; IA/1.25; IACET/0.1; ID/1.25; IL/1.25; IN/1.25; KS/1.25; KY/1.25; LA/1.25; MA/1.25; MD/1.25; ME/1.25; MI/1.25; MN/1.25; MO/1.25; MS/1.25; MT/1.25; NC/1.25; ND/1.25; NE/1.25; NH/1.25; NM/1.25; NV/1.25; NY-Contact Hours/1.25 Self-Study; OH/1.25; OK/1.25; OR/1.25; PA/1.25; RI/1.25; SC/1.25; SD/1.25; TN/1.25; TX/1.25; UT/1.25; VA/1.25; VT/1.25; WA/1.25; WI/1.25; WV/1.25; WY/1.25
- After this course, participants will be able to identify some misconceptions about what causes homelessness and explain what “person-first” language is and why it is important when talking about homelessness.
- After this course, participants will be able to list some of the beliefs, laws, and policies that create homelessness and define “criminalization of homelessness”.
- After this course, participants will be able to define “housing first”
- After this course, participants will be able to describe effective social work practice principles when working with a person who is experiencing homelessness.
|5-10 Minutes||Misconceptions About What Causes Homelessness|
|10-15 Minutes||Person-first Language|
|15-25 Minutes||Factors That Contribute To/Create Homelessness|
|25-30 Minutes||Criminalization of Homelessness|
|30-40 Minutes||Housing First|
|40-55 Minutes||Effective Social Work Practice Principles|
|55-75 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Deborah H. Siegel
PhD LICSW, DCSW, ACSW
Dr. Siegel is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College. She has also taught social work on the faculties at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Auburn University and as an Edith Abbott fellow at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She has published research on a 22-year-long study of families living with open adoptions; and she has published numerous journal articles, chapters in books, and encyclopedia articles on other aspects of the adoption experience. Dr. Siegel is co-author of books on how to help struggling teens, many of whom have been adopted, and she has been instrumental in passing legislation allowing adult adoptees access to their original birth certificates.
Dr. Siegel also co-teaches a course titled “Homelessness: Clinical and Policy Interventions” and a course at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School titled “Homelessness and Healthcare.” Her fieldwork has included providing clinical services with mothers experiencing homelessness who have lost custody of their children, street outreach with interdisciplinary teams using trauma-informed approaches to engage people experiencing homelessness in services, and collaborating with a range of community organizations doing program development and advocacy at the legislative and executive levels of government. She has published articles on homelessness in the journal, Social Work Education, and in Social Work Today.
In addition, Dr. Siegel actively engages in legislative advocacy on a range of other human service issues, and she is a consultant, trainer, and conference presenter for many agencies across the United States.
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