Impact of Homelessness on Family Structure and Child Well Being

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

 

CE Course Description

New research supports the idea that housing and family instability are related, and families who stay in emergency shelter have dynamic family structures.  This CE course examines the extent to which parents were separated from their children or adult partners during a stay in emergency shelter, whether family separations while in a shelter are associated with additional housing instability following the shelter stay, how younger children whose families had recently experienced homelessness compare to national norms, and benefit receipt while families were in shelter.

Author:  Brown, S., Shinn, M., and Khadduri, J.  Well-being of Young Children after Experiencing Homelessness.  (2017, January).  Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.  OPRE Report No. 2017-06.;  Walton, D., Dunton, L., and Groves, L.  Child and Partner Transitions among Families Experiencing Homelessness.  (2017, March).  Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.  OPRE Report No. 2017-26.;  Khadduri, J., Burt, M., and Walton, D.  Patterns of Benefit Receipt among Families who Experience Homelessness.  (2017, July).  Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.  OPRE Report No. 2017-42.

Retrieved from:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/well-being-of-young-children-after-experiencing-homelessness;  https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/child-and-partner-transitions-among-families-experiencing-homelessness;  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/patterns-of-benefit-receipt-among-families-who-experience-homelessness

 

CE Course Objectives

1.  Explain two things that the apparent relationship between housing instability and child separations suggest.

2.  Compare those that stayed in shelters with national norms on cognitive development, activity and movement development, fine motor skills, and behavioral challenges.

3.  Identify the age at which a person in the United States is most likely to stay in a homeless shelter.

4.  Provide the family demographic that was negatively related to receipt of TANF.

5.  Describe the type of effect that may make families who stay in emergency shelter or transitional housing programs at greater likelihood to foster care placements.

 

CE Outline with Main Points 

1.  Child and Partner Transitions among Families Experiencing Homelessness

2.  Well-being of Young Children after Experiencing Homelessness

3.  Patterns of Benefit Receipt among Families who Experience Homelessness

 

 

Date Added: 2018-12-17

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