Homelessness in America: The Big Picture

Homelessness in America: The Big Picture

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Description:

Homelessness in America did not begin in the late 1970s or early 1980s when state mental hospitals closed, when tens of thousands of veterans returned from Vietnam physically and mentally ravaged, or when federal cuts in housing resulted in the loss of massive numbers of affordable housing units. The history of homelessness in the United States is much older and deeply rooted, going back to the arrival of the first Europeans and their subjugation and displacement of indigenous peoples. Learn about the history and causes of homelessness, current trends in homeless services, and future directions in addressing homelessness.

Who should take this module:

    • Frontline workers
    • Managers
    • Directors
    • Anyone interested in the history of homelessness in America

Learning objectives:

    • Describe the changing nature of homelessness during different periods of American history
    • Name at least three promising trends in our nation’s response to homelessness 
    • Identify four strategies to end homelessness

Meet the author:

    • Jeff Olivet

Module facts:

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

Curriculum

  • Course Handouts
  • Homelessness in America: Part One
  • Homelessness in America: Quiz 1
  • Homelessness in America: Part Two
  • Homelessness in America: Quiz 2
  • Homelessness in America: Part Three
  • Homelessness in America: Quiz 3
  • Homelessness in America: Part Four
  • Homelessness in America: Quiz 4
  • Homelessness in America: Part Five
  • Homelessness in America: Feedback

About this module

Viewing this module:

Please ensure your viewing computer complies with the following recommendation:

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Description:

Homelessness in America did not begin in the late 1970s or early 1980s when state mental hospitals closed, when tens of thousands of veterans returned from Vietnam physically and mentally ravaged, or when federal cuts in housing resulted in the loss of massive numbers of affordable housing units. The history of homelessness in the United States is much older and deeply rooted, going back to the arrival of the first Europeans and their subjugation and displacement of indigenous peoples. Learn about the history and causes of homelessness, current trends in homeless services, and future directions in addressing homelessness.

Who should take this module:

    • Frontline workers
    • Managers
    • Directors
    • Anyone interested in the history of homelessness in America

Learning objectives:

    • Describe the changing nature of homelessness during different periods of American history
    • Name at least three promising trends in our nation’s response to homelessness 
    • Identify four strategies to end homelessness

Meet the author:

    • Jeff Olivet

Module facts:

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

Curriculum

  • Course Handouts
  • Homelessness in America: Part One
  • Homelessness in America: Quiz 1
  • Homelessness in America: Part Two
  • Homelessness in America: Quiz 2
  • Homelessness in America: Part Three
  • Homelessness in America: Quiz 3
  • Homelessness in America: Part Four
  • Homelessness in America: Quiz 4
  • Homelessness in America: Part Five
  • Homelessness in America: Feedback