The Culture of Generational Poverty > INTRODUCTION

The Culture of Generational Poverty

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
8 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $40


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CE Course Description

As shown in this course, over the years poverty and homelessness has grown extensively. The contributors of poverty are wide and varied, and the debates about the causes are just as far and ranging. Poverty and homelessness is often generational, and has created its own culture. Additionally, increased mental illness and substance abuse have contributed to worsening the issue in higher numbers.

The course included the trends, the contributors, the politics, and the behavioral interventions surrounding homelessness.

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

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CE Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course on Culture of Generational Poverty, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe poverty and determine its extent in the United States, causes and the politics behind it
  • Explain the culture of poverty
  • Inspect the three major economic classes in the United States and compare their views towards each other, their past, present possibilities and future potential.
  • Define treatment improvement protocol (TIP) being regarded in this course.
  • Recognize the underlying myths regarding homelessness .
  • Determine the stages of homelessness rehabilitation
  • Employ the vignettes of homelessness intervention to be more effective in treating people who are in different stages of homelessness rehabilitation.

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences: A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1 :Trends and Politics
    • Poverty in the United States
    • The Politics of Poverty

  • Chapter 2: The Culture of Generational Poverty: Providing Meaningful Help to the Impoverished
    • Double Jeopardy: Poor and at Risk
    • Past, Present and Future Perspectives
    • Life in the Neighborhood
    • It’s a Crime
    • Welfare, Working Poor & the Homeless
    • How Do Communities Respond to Homelessness?
    • Common sense is not all that common
    • Overcoming obstacles to helping

  • Chapter 3: Poverty, Homelessness and Mental Illness
    • Introduction
    • Why Address Homelessness in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs?
    • Recommendations of the consensus Panel
    • Homelessness in America
    • What factors contribute to homelessness?

  • Chapter 4: Homelessness and Behavioral Health Services
    • The special rewards of working with People who are homeless
    • Counselor competencies for working with people who are homeless
    • The impact of Homelessness on Children and Families
    • Stages of Change, Recovery, and Rehabilitation
    • Clinical Interventions and Strategies for serving People who are homeless
    • Family services to reduce the risk of intergenerational problems

  • Chapter 5: Vignettes of Homelessness Intervention
    • Vignette 1- Juan (Outreach of Engagement Phase of Homelessness Rehabilitation)
    • Vignette 2- Francis (Outreach and Engagement Phase of homelessness rehabilitation)
    • Vignette 3- Roxanne (Intensive Care Phase of Homelessness Rehabilitation)
    • Housing first models
    • How to Engage people who are living on the street

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Update May 2021

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