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The Impact of Homelessness on Children and Families

Health Federation of Philadelphia

Instructor - Laura Hinds MSW, LCSW - pediatric social worker
1/14/16 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Healthy child development is a challenging goal for families and children with stable environments and social supports. In contrast, the barriers and pitfalls that impact homeless children and families can have devastating effects on a child’s learning, social-emotional health, and academic achievement. This workshop seeks to clarify the impact of homelessness on children. It will also provide practical strategies to support and enhance a child’s learning experience.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the varying types and experiences of homelessness
  • Define the challenges that disrupt healthy development
  • Use practical strategies that can be supportive for homeless children and families

Act 48 & PQAS credits

You will need to create a login to register for these courses through Questions? Call or Email Monica Sullivan 215-977-8990

Course Fee - $14

PaKeys STARS Training provided by the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Multiplying Connections Initiative through a grant from Philadelphia Health Management Corporation's  (PHMC) Southeast Regional Key (SERK) Program


1211 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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