Outcomes of the Child Homelessness Initiative's cornerstone course.
Dr. Janice Wall developed the Child Homelessness multidisciplinary course bringing together students and faculty to discuss the complex, often invisible, nature of this issue. The intent of the class was to prepare future generations of teachers and counselors to better serve the homeless, and to become pioneers in ending the trauma and chaos associated with growing up homeless. Students reminisce about the value of the fall course in the following excerpts:
I am inspired to work more closely with children in homeless situations…now that I can holistically analyze the effects of such situations on a child; I look forward to helping this population to the best of my ability and to helping spread awareness of what we can do to help resolve homelessness in America. JM, Major: Early Intervention
It is possible to solve this issue, we just need to have our minds open and be willing to help in any way possible. I am very thankful for taking this class because it has opened up my mind about this issue and inspired me to critically think about this problem in order to be become part of the solution. BG, Major: Education
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"I'm so hopeful...that there really is a way to have a long-term impact on changing what these kids have gone through and really having the ability to just open up the possibilities for them."
- Laurie Schoen