Veterans and Homelessness: Building Community Supports

Veterans and Homelessness: Building Community Supports

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Description:

Historically, homelessness increases surrounding armed conflicts, but it is in more recent history that we have seen a rise in veteran homelessness. It is estimated that 1 in 150 veterans will experience homelessness over the course of a year. In this course, you will learn about definitions and statistics related to homelessness among veterans; the needs of veterans from different conflicts; the unique needs of female veterans; challenges, including trauma and homelessness, that veterans often face after returning home from deployment; the needs of families of service members and veterans; the service delivery system for veterans; barriers to accessing care; and strategies for serving those who have served. Case studies featuring veterans from different conflicts complement the information provided.  

Who should take this module:

  • Managers 
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Understand challenges facing veterans
  • Identify pathways to homelessness for veterans
  • Understand the service delivery system available to veterans
  • Identify strategies for serving those who have served

Meet the authors:

  • Megan Edson Grandin
  • Katie Volk
  • Steven Samra

Module facts:

  • Estimated length: 1.5 hours
  • Subject: Homeless veterans
  • CE credit: 1 hour
  • Course type: Self-paced module
  • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless veterans, homeless vets, veterans, vets, veterans support, vets support

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part One
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 1
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Two
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 2
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Three
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 3
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Four
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 4
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Five
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 5
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Six
  • Veterans and Homelessness: 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:

Historically, homelessness increases surrounding armed conflicts, but it is in more recent history that we have seen a rise in veteran homelessness. It is estimated that 1 in 150 veterans will experience homelessness over the course of a year. In this course, you will learn about definitions and statistics related to homelessness among veterans; the needs of veterans from different conflicts; the unique needs of female veterans; challenges, including trauma and homelessness, that veterans often face after returning home from deployment; the needs of families of service members and veterans; the service delivery system for veterans; barriers to accessing care; and strategies for serving those who have served. Case studies featuring veterans from different conflicts complement the information provided.  

Who should take this module:

  • Managers 
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Understand challenges facing veterans
  • Identify pathways to homelessness for veterans
  • Understand the service delivery system available to veterans
  • Identify strategies for serving those who have served

Meet the authors:

  • Megan Edson Grandin
  • Katie Volk
  • Steven Samra

Module facts:

  • Estimated length: 1.5 hours
  • Subject: Homeless veterans
  • CE credit: 1 hour
  • Course type: Self-paced module
  • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless veterans, homeless vets, veterans, vets, veterans support, vets support

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part One
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 1
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Two
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 2
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Three
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 3
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Four
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 4
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Five
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 5
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Six
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Feedback