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Addressing Family Homelessness

1. While homelessness is typically the result of interwoven systemic and personal problems, its primary cause is:

A. Low education levels

B. Substance use disorders

C. Economics

D. Criminal justice involvement


2. A common reason for families becoming homeless is:

A. Domestic violence

B. Having children at a young age

C. The challenge of raising children alone

D. All of the above


3. Emergency shelters and transitional housing programs frequently have admission criteria that break up families to accommodate them.

A. True

B. False


4. A major educational barrier for homeless students is transportation to and from schools of origin, i.e., the school that they last attended or which they attended when last permanently housed.

A. True

B. False


5. Recent studies have found that homelessness - not residential disruptions per se - elevate mental health, behavioral, and academic problems among children.

A. True

B. False


6. Family-friendly services incorporate which of the following practices?

A. Trauma-informed services.

B. Voluntary services, that are seen as opportunities, not obligations.

C. An individualized - not cookie cutter - approach for each family that includes meeting parents’ and children’s needs.

D. All of the above.


7. Using a strengths-based approach, case managers help homeless families progress towards self-sufficiency, relying on the family’s wisdom, resilience, and strength.  Case management addresses all of the following issues, except:

A. Power of attorney matters

B. Housing and rental history

C. Money management

D. Domestic and family violence


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