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Stabilizing Housing for Families of Children who Experience Mental Health and/or Substance Use Challenges Part 2: Understanding the Challenges Families Face and the Benefits Available to Them

Families who have children of any age living with them who experience mental health and/or substance use challenges are more likely than others to experience homelessness. Additionally, during times of stress or crisis, children are less likely to be engaged in mental health and substance use support services - times when they and their families need help the most. Often, these children may act out by being loud or engaging in destructive behavior while symptomatic on the property. These behaviors may result in families facing eviction and homelessness.

In the second part of this 2-part series presented by the Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC) and National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) on November 18, 2021, we shared important information about family homelessness and the supports available to help families regain housing stability. To equip parents/caregivers, the family peer support workforce and mental health and substance use professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to assist families who experiencing homelessness and/or to protect them from this traumatic experience before it occurs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of families’ housing rights
  • Learn what policies, regulations and laws help protect families who experience homelessness
  • Gain tools on how to advocate for and help families navigate services to stabilize housing

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Related Topics

  • Crisis
  • Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
  • Mental Health
  • Policy and Advocacy
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