Veterans and Homelessness: Building Community Supports

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About this module

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Please ensure your viewing device complies with the following recommendation:

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  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream
  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

Description:

Historically, homelessness increases surrounding armed conflicts, but it is in more recent history that we have seen a rise in veteran homelessness. It is estimated that 1 in 150 veterans will experience homelessness over the course of a year. In this course, you will learn about definitions and statistics related to homelessness among veterans; the needs of veterans from different conflicts; the unique needs of female veterans; challenges, including trauma and homelessness, that veterans often face after returning home from deployment; the needs of families of service members and veterans; the service delivery system for veterans; barriers to accessing care; and strategies for serving those who have served. Case studies featuring veterans from different conflicts complement the information provided.  

Who should take this module:

  • Managers 
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize challenges facing veterans
  • Identify pathways to homelessness for veterans
  • Describe the service delivery system available to veterans
  • Identify strategies for serving those who have served

Meet the authors:

Megan Edson Grandin, MPH, is an Associate at C4 Innovations and a public health professional with experience in writing, copy editing, developing curricula, project coordination, and research, as well as strong skill in media and communications. Prior to joining C4 in 2010, Ms. Grandin served as a Senior Program Analyst at The National Center on Family Homelessness, where she co-authored several papers and reports; provided training and technical assistance to homeless service providers; and coordinated a variety of projects, including the Chronic Homelessness Initiative, the Campaign to End Child Homelessness, the Strengthening at Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative, and the Physical and Emotional Awareness for Children who are Homeless (PEACH) initiative. She has developed online training modules for the T3 Institute, and has experience developing curricula. Ms. Grandin received her B.A. in English from Stony Brook University, and her Master’s Degree from the Boston University School of Public Health, focused in Maternal and Child Health. 

Katie Volk, MA, is a child development specialist who has focused on poverty and related issues since 2000. She has worked with hundreds of community organizations to provide training and technical assistance in the U.S. and Australia. Katie understands the multidimensional needs of vulnerable children and families, needs of the paraprofessionals who serve them, and systems and contexts in which they live and work. She has provided consultation to dozens of organizations on trauma-informed care implementation. 

Steven Samra, MPA, has expertise and lived experience in substance use and mental health recovery, harm reduction approaches, promotion of lived experience as critical experiential knowledge, developing and leading peer advisory councils, peer leadership, cultural competence, criminal justice, and effective outreach and engagement for challenging populations. He serves in leadership capacities for multiple recovery, substance use, mental health, peer involvement, and homelessness focused initiatives. 

Module facts:

  • Subject: Homeless veterans
  • Length: Most can complete in 1.5 hours
  • Course type: Asynchronous, home study
    • Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and be quizzed on the knowledge they learn afterwards 
  • Content level: Introductory
  • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless veterans, homeless vets, veterans, vets, veterans support, vets support
  • Fees: $50 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)

Refund and Cancellation policy:

Access is automatically provided to this module once purchased. Therefore, no refund will be given. For special circumstances, C4 may cancel your registration and move your credit to another module of equal value. 

Accommodations:

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Grievances:

If you would like to report a complaint, please email C4's Senior Trainer Ken Kraybill or Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Questions? Concerns? Email us at training@c4innovates.com

Related resources: 

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part One
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 1
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Two
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 2
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Three
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 3
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Four
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 4
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Five
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 5
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Six
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Feedback

About this module

System Technology Requirements

Please ensure your viewing device complies with the following recommendation:

  • Must be on a device that allows you to view MP4 files
  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream
  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

Description:

Historically, homelessness increases surrounding armed conflicts, but it is in more recent history that we have seen a rise in veteran homelessness. It is estimated that 1 in 150 veterans will experience homelessness over the course of a year. In this course, you will learn about definitions and statistics related to homelessness among veterans; the needs of veterans from different conflicts; the unique needs of female veterans; challenges, including trauma and homelessness, that veterans often face after returning home from deployment; the needs of families of service members and veterans; the service delivery system for veterans; barriers to accessing care; and strategies for serving those who have served. Case studies featuring veterans from different conflicts complement the information provided.  

Who should take this module:

  • Managers 
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize challenges facing veterans
  • Identify pathways to homelessness for veterans
  • Describe the service delivery system available to veterans
  • Identify strategies for serving those who have served

Meet the authors:

Megan Edson Grandin, MPH, is an Associate at C4 Innovations and a public health professional with experience in writing, copy editing, developing curricula, project coordination, and research, as well as strong skill in media and communications. Prior to joining C4 in 2010, Ms. Grandin served as a Senior Program Analyst at The National Center on Family Homelessness, where she co-authored several papers and reports; provided training and technical assistance to homeless service providers; and coordinated a variety of projects, including the Chronic Homelessness Initiative, the Campaign to End Child Homelessness, the Strengthening at Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative, and the Physical and Emotional Awareness for Children who are Homeless (PEACH) initiative. She has developed online training modules for the T3 Institute, and has experience developing curricula. Ms. Grandin received her B.A. in English from Stony Brook University, and her Master’s Degree from the Boston University School of Public Health, focused in Maternal and Child Health. 

Katie Volk, MA, is a child development specialist who has focused on poverty and related issues since 2000. She has worked with hundreds of community organizations to provide training and technical assistance in the U.S. and Australia. Katie understands the multidimensional needs of vulnerable children and families, needs of the paraprofessionals who serve them, and systems and contexts in which they live and work. She has provided consultation to dozens of organizations on trauma-informed care implementation. 

Steven Samra, MPA, has expertise and lived experience in substance use and mental health recovery, harm reduction approaches, promotion of lived experience as critical experiential knowledge, developing and leading peer advisory councils, peer leadership, cultural competence, criminal justice, and effective outreach and engagement for challenging populations. He serves in leadership capacities for multiple recovery, substance use, mental health, peer involvement, and homelessness focused initiatives. 

Module facts:

  • Subject: Homeless veterans
  • Length: Most can complete in 1.5 hours
  • Course type: Asynchronous, home study
    • Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and be quizzed on the knowledge they learn afterwards 
  • Content level: Introductory
  • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless veterans, homeless vets, veterans, vets, veterans support, vets support
  • Fees: $50 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)

Refund and Cancellation policy:

Access is automatically provided to this module once purchased. Therefore, no refund will be given. For special circumstances, C4 may cancel your registration and move your credit to another module of equal value. 

Accommodations:

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Grievances:

If you would like to report a complaint, please email C4's Senior Trainer Ken Kraybill or Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Questions? Concerns? Email us at training@c4innovates.com

Related resources: 

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part One
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 1
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Two
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 2
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Three
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 3
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Four
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 4
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Five
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Quiz 5
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Part Six
  • Veterans and Homelessness: Feedback