Homelessness and Behavioral Health Services
(14 Hours CEU)
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Course Description: All levels of society have the potential to be impacted by homelessness. There is significant difficulty in identifying an accurate number, but it is estimated that over 640,000 individuals may be homeless. Environment and individual factors both contribute to homelessness. This advanced level course defines homelessness, and explores how behavioral health services can assist individuals who may be homeless.
Course Author: Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC
Course Text: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 55. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4734. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,2013.
Course Goals and Objectives: By completing this course, learners will be able:
Define Homelessness and prevalence.
Identify factors that contribute to homelessness
Examine types of homelessness
Explore homelessness and behavioral health services
Review attitudes towards people who are homeless
Propose self-care strategies for the behavioral health services worker
Present stages of recovery and rehabilitation out of homelessness