2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 2402 Child Homelessness

This class will bring a multidisciplinary perspective to understanding of the nature, origins, and psychosocial consequences of child homelessness. Intervention strategies aimed at addressing the psychological and material needs of homeless children and their families will be examined. Although the focus will be primarily on homeless children in the United States, a global perspective will enable students to develop a comparative perspective on the problem of homelessness and its impact on children and families. Students will examine the challenges facing homeless children and families from various perspectives, including: developmental psychology and neuroscience; trauma theory; stress, coping, and resilience; community interventions/social work; and social policy.