Behind the Numbers: Who is Homeless and Why?

Behind the Numbers: Who is Homeless and Why?

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Description:

In this unit, you will learn about definitions and root causes of homelessness, and who is most at risk of becoming homeless. Beyond the information and statistics, there is an emphasis on people—people whose lives are filled with pain, sadness, and loss, and whose lives are also filled with joys, love, and hopes for a better future.

Who should take this module:

    • Frontline workers
    • Managers 

Learning objectives:

    • Distinguish among the various federal definitions of homelessness
    • Name three root causes of homelessness
    • Describe who is most vulnerable to homelessness

Meet the authors:

    • Katie Volk
    • Jeff Olivet

Module facts: 

    • Estimated length: 45 minutes
    • Subject: Homelessness
    • CE credit: 1 hour
    • Course type: Self-paced module
    • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless, poverty

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Who is Homeless & Why Part 1
  • Who is Homeless & Why: Quiz 1
  • Who is Homeless & Why Part 2
  • Who is Homeless & Why: Quiz 2
  • Who is Homeless & Why Part 3
  • Who is Homeless & Why: Quiz 3
  • Who is Homeless & Why Part 4
  • Who is Homeless & Why Feedback

About this module

Viewing this module:

Please ensure your viewing computer complies with the following recommendation:

  • Flash Player v.10 or higher. Flash Player is free to download at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream
  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

 

Description:

In this unit, you will learn about definitions and root causes of homelessness, and who is most at risk of becoming homeless. Beyond the information and statistics, there is an emphasis on people—people whose lives are filled with pain, sadness, and loss, and whose lives are also filled with joys, love, and hopes for a better future.

Who should take this module:

    • Frontline workers
    • Managers 

Learning objectives:

    • Distinguish among the various federal definitions of homelessness
    • Name three root causes of homelessness
    • Describe who is most vulnerable to homelessness

Meet the authors:

    • Katie Volk
    • Jeff Olivet

Module facts: 

    • Estimated length: 45 minutes
    • Subject: Homelessness
    • CE credit: 1 hour
    • Course type: Self-paced module
    • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless, poverty

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Who is Homeless & Why Part 1
  • Who is Homeless & Why: Quiz 1
  • Who is Homeless & Why Part 2
  • Who is Homeless & Why: Quiz 2
  • Who is Homeless & Why Part 3
  • Who is Homeless & Why: Quiz 3
  • Who is Homeless & Why Part 4
  • Who is Homeless & Why Feedback