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Homelessness: Myths and Intervention Guidelines

Course: #1182Level: Intermediate1.25 Hour 103 Reviews

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

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list some of the beliefs, laws, and policies that create homelessness and define “criminalization of homelessness”.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define “housing first”
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe effective social work practice principles when working with a person who is experiencing homelessness.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
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


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: Dr. Deborah H. Siegel received an honorarium for presenting this course. Dr. Deborah Siegel is Professor in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College where she co-teaches a course titled “Homelessness: Clinical and Policy Interventions” and a course at Brown University Alpert Medical School titled “Homelessness and Healthcare.” Her field work 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. Non-financial disclosures: Dr. Deborah H. Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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