Responding to the Grand Challenge of Ending Homelessness HALF DAY

Dates:March 6, 2019
Meets:W from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Instructor:Samuel B. Little, PhD
Fee: $85.00

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Ending crisis or chronic homelessness is within reach. One of the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work is to end homelessness in the United States. In response to this challenge, the National Homelessness Social Work Initiative, a consortium of schools of social work nationally was created. It is an important effort to prevent, confront, and end homelessness by addressing the multifaceted needs and vulnerabilities of the diverse groups who experience or are at risk of homelessness. This workshop will summarize the core debate around prevention and rapid rehousing versus permanent supportive housing; discuss placement of homeless persons with severe mental illness; review the findings from Maryland's first unaccompanied homeless youth and young adult count; and discuss the need for expungement services for criminal background that pose a barrier to employment for homeless persons.