A Social Work Call to Action
3 Category A Clinical CEUs pending approval from NASW NH
All registration fees will be donated to the NH Coalition to End Homelessness
Join the University of New Hampshire's Social Work Department and NASW NH for a special presentation on this important topic.
8:45- 10:00 Welcome and Keynote presentation, Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW
10:00-10:15 – Break
10:15-11:30 – Stephanie Savard, LICSW The intersection of inequities and homelessness is often not the primary lens in which stakeholders and systems focus on when addressing homelessness in our communities. Instead, experts have often strategized solutions to homelessness by focusing on interventions including outreach, food, and emergency shelter. While these initiatives are imperative to address immediate life-safety needs, a better understanding of how societal inequities directly impact homelessness helps to widen the lens for a broader solution to preventing homelessness. Understanding historical and current systemic discriminatory policies and programs will help address inequities that impact homelessness including race, ethnicity, housing and healthcare. This presentation will review the findings of the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness: 2020 State of Homelessness in New Hampshire Annual Report. In addition, attendees will hear from a panel of individuals with lived experience with homelessness, including perspectives from diverse populations in New Hampshire.
11:30-11:15 – Break
11:15-12:15 – So what do we do now? With Gary and Stephanie we will look at system solutions, advocacy solutions, and the role of social workers in addressing homelessness/racial equity/poverty