Happy, Healthy Children…In Shelter and in Supportive Housing

October 27, 2021 | 11-12:30 p.m. Central
November 17, 2021 | 11-12:30 p.m. Central
December 15, 2021 | 11-12:30 p.m. Central

What: Monthly interactive trainings on topics of interest to those who love/serve/support families, children and/or youth experiencing homelessness or newly housed through RRH, PSH, or other transitional housing models. Sessions will feature instruction on the topic listed followed by discussion and support.

Who: Staff, Volunteers, Interns, Community Members—all those who want to learn more about how to support children who are unstably housed. Feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested.


  • Cindy Manginelli, BS | Director of Community Engagement | National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Session One: Trauma in Children (October 27th from 11am-12:30pm CT)

Session one slides(PDF)

Homelessness, hunger, family violence, extreme poverty – all of these have an enormous impact on the physical and mental well being of children from infancy through adolescence. However, the indications of acute or post traumatic stress disorder can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed in children and youth. How does trauma affect children? What does trauma informed care look like as we engage our youngest guests in crisis?

Session Two: Resiliency – Mitigating the Affects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (November 17th from 11am-12:30pm CT)

Session two slides(PDF)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) have received a lot of attention in the world of crisis services directed toward children. What are ACES and how do they impact families that are homeless? What coping skills can we instill in the children we serve to help foster resilience?

Session Three: Keeping Children Healthy in Community Living (December 15th from 11am – 12:30pm CT)

Session three slides(PDF)

As we head into flu season and continue to battle C-19, what are the best practices to discourage the spread of communicable disease in settings where children live or regularly congregate together. What physical and behavioral health issues do children in crisis often face? How can we support families as they work to prioritize the health of their children?

Categories: Clinical Practice, Housing and Housing First, Shelter Health, Social Determinants of Health
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