Child homelessness has steadily increased over the past three decades and is associated with profound challenges for children’s development. Children who experience homelessness are at high risk for exposure to violence, poor mental and physical health, lack of access to healthcare, and disruptions in schooling. Homeless parents often struggle with depression, PTSD, substance use, and other mental health concerns which can limit their ability to buffer their children from the stress of homelessness.
As part of APA’s Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Families Experiencing Homelessness Capitol Hill briefing, Carmela J. DeCandia, PsyD, Founder & Owner, Artemis Associates, LLC, presents “Assessing Families Experiencing Homelessness: Towards a New Framework.”
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