Working with People Experiencing Homelessness

Working with People Experiencing Homelessness 

From financial barriers, client resistance, and lack of trust, to fragmented care and support, individuals experiencing homelessness and their families face unique challenges that complicate the provision of treatment. In this course, you will learn about the physical and mental health disparities that individuals who are homeless face, as well as the everyday dynamics of homelessness that complicate their involvement with service providers. 

$15.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-BHC-0-WPEH

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (36 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


CE Provider #RTX050401 for Marriage and Family Therapists:State of Ohio Counselor , Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
CEBroker Provider 50- 290.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RST050401 290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, 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. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 General continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.50 contact hours upon successful completion.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

1.5 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.5 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.50 CEHs.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.50 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.50 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

1.5 HOURS


Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.5 HOURS


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours. Content Area: R1/Treatment

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

1.5 HOURS


National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

1.5 HOURS


Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-WPEH
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Define homelessness according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Describe how physical health and behavioral health impact the day-to-day dynamics of homelessness and affect the individuals you serve.
Summarize at least two ways that you can assess physical and behavioral health difficulties of individuals experiencing homelessness and their families.
Describe adaptations in service delivery that you can make with individuals who are homeless to engage them in services.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Problem with Homelessness

Meet Kevin

What Went Wrong?

Defining Homelessness

Who Are Individuals Who Are Homeless?

Cultural Competence

Attitude, Knowledge, and Skills

Dealing with Disruptive Behavior

A Delicate Balance

Multidisciplinary Teams

Review

Summary

Section 3: Health Problems of Individuals Who Are Homeless

Types of Health Problems

Health Problems Prior to Homelessness

Health Problems Because of or Exacerbated by Homelessness

Access to Care Complicated by Homelessness 

General Health Problems of Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Review

Summary

Section 4: Mental Health and Substance Use

Homelessness and Mental Health

Barriers to Mental Health Care   

Barriers to Employment and Housing

What Is Needed to Help Service this Population?

Concerns Involving Drug Use

Review

Summary

Section 5: Outreach Efforts

Importance of Outreach

Elements of Successful Outreach

Locations for Outreach

Outreach Activities

Obstacles to Outreach

Review

Summary

Section 6: Adapting Clinical Practices to the Homeless Condition

Clinical Preventive Services 

Screening

Using the Information Obtained through Intake

Well-Child Exams

Review

Health Education/Promotion

Review

Summary

Section 7: Treatment of Physical and Behavioral Health Disorders Among Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Treatment Services for Substance-Related Disorders

Principles of Treatment

Motivating the Addicted Person

Detoxification

Rehabilitation

Process of Recovery

Knowledge Check

Transition and Integration

Supportive Housing

Housing First vs. Housing Readiness

Homeless People with Dual Diagnoses

Review

Summary

Section 8: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Melissa Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C
Melissa A. Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C is the Product Manager for Behavioral Health for Relias. Ms. Lewis-Stoner received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of behavioral and public health experience in state government and not-for-profit agencies. Prior to joining Relias, Melissa served as a Client Advisor for a behavioral health analytics company. She also has experience in managing behavioral health homes and public health chronic disease programs. Melissa's career began in treatment services where she worked as a drug and alcohol treatment specialist in a non-profit substance abuse program, provided outpatient mental health clinical services, and also started a co-occurring mental health and substance abuse forensic program serving pre-release and post-release criminal justice clients. Disclosure: Melissa Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Social Workers; intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Nurses; Psychologists; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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