About the Course
- Define child and youth homelessness according to federal guidelines.
- Explain the effects of homelessness on children.
- Discuss risk factors that contribute to homelessness and abuse of children and youth.
- Identify protective factors to build capacity to prevent homelessness.
- List indicators of child and youth homelessness.
- Identify types of mental disorders frequently seen in homeless children.
- Define the types of trauma experienced by homeless children and youth and the trauma-informed care approach.
- Describe the role of the social worker in assisting homeless children and youth.
- Identify and give examples of legislative initiatives to assist homeless children.
About the Author
Deborah Converse, MA, NBCT graduated with a degree in Psychology from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and received an MA in Education for Emotionally Disabled Students from the University of Central Florida. She was awarded National Board Certification in 2000 as an Exceptional Needs Specialist, Birth to 21+ endorsement. In addition to teaching, Deborah has written programs, developed curriculum and conducted in-service training for school districts.
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