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
Social Work Approval
Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.
- Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
- Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees)
- Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
- Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
- Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
- ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.
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Added On: 2018-12-17