Parenting and Homelessness: A Provider Perspective and A Consumer Perspective (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course features two short articles.  In the first article, a nurse practitioner describes her work with children and families experiencing homelessness.  In the second article, a mother shares her experiences of shelter life and parenting.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Authors:

Betty Schulz, Mercy Children’s Health Outreach Project

Gladys Fonfield-Ayinla

Publisher:

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Homelessness Resource Center Guest Editied Journal Issue on Parenting and Homelessness

Article 1:  Commentary: A Provider Perspective on Supporting Parents Who Are Homeless

Article 2: Commentary: A Consumer Perspective on Parenting While Homeless

Program Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring issues of parenting and homelessness.

Learning Objectives: Assess the changing face of family homelessness.  Identify ways to support families who are homeless.  Identify challenges of parenting while homeless.

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1: For questions 1-6, please refer to (Article 1) Commentary:  A Provider Perspective on Supporting Parents Who Are Homeless by Betty Schulz PNP-BC.  In this article, the author discusses the changing face of homelessness.  The author states that in recent years she has seen
 
 
2: The author shares stories of two families- one she saw several years ago and one recently.  In the case of the first family, a success story, the parents had learned supportive parenting skills from
 
 
 
 
3: The author has observed that shelter staff tend to be more willing to work with families that
 
 
 
4: The author talks about the importance of supportive parenting and how supportive parenting teaches a child
 
 
 
 
5: The author states that perhaps the best contributions her team can make in the midst of a chaotic shelter environment may be
 
 
 
6: Which of the following is not one of the author's recommendations for supporting parents who are homeless?
 
 
 
 
7: For questions  7-9, please refer to (Article 2) Commentary:  A Consumer Perspective on Parenting While Homeless by Gladys Fonfield-Ayinla, BS.  While living in a family shelter, the author describes feeling
 
 
 
8: The author discusses the challenges of
 
 
 
9: According to the author, shelter programs need to create
 
 
 

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