Building Partnerships to Support Stable Housing for Child Welfare-Involved Families and Youth (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the overlap between housing instability and child welfare involvement and examines how providing housing-related services to youth and families can support the goals of child well-being and safety.  An overview of housing programs and services is provided and includes a discussion of Continuums of Care, Housing First, Rapid Housing, and Public Housing Authorities.   The course offers guidance for how to collaborate with housing and homelessness services.

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

Find the reading at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/bulletins_housing.pdf

Publisher:  Children’s Bureau; US Department of Health and Human Services

Course Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring child welfare and housing instability.

Learning Objectives:   Identify barriers to stable housing.  Describe the benefits of collaboration with housing and homelessness services.  Identify housing resources.

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1: According to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), roughly ___________ of children entering foster care in 2015 were removed from their families at least in part due to inadequate housing.
 
 
 
 
2: Research has consistently found that families experiencing homelessness are involved with the child welfare system at a ________ rate than low-income families that are housed, even when controlling for other factors.
 
 
 
3: Which of the following describes indirect effects of inadequate housing on child safety?
 
 
4: Addressing family homelessness can
 
 
 
 
5: Child welfare involvement appears to be a _______ factor for later homelessness.
 
 
6: According to Children's Bureau grantees, some of the most common challenges impacting both families and youth include
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7: Research shows that the cost of providing housing assistance to a family will almost always be _________  than the cost of out-of-home care.
 
 
8: In the Housing First approach, services are offered
 
 
9: Continuums of Care are groups made up of
 
 
 
 
10: Rapid rehousing services are tailored to include
 
 
 
11: In most communities, the Public Housing Authority is the largest single source of affordable housing and funded by
 
 
 
 
12: Section 8 is a common name for the
 
 
 
 
13: Tips for working with local PHAs include
 
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.