Health Education Workshops
The Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) provides numerous health workshops for mothers experiencing homelessness. Occurring once a month in our primary shelters, women engage in a variety of activities.
Participants tell shelter and HHI staff what health-related topics they'd like to learn more about. Then, HHI staff structure the workshops to give the women information that will empower them to be more effective parents and advocates for their children's.
Past topics have included
- Emergency room utilization
- Chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and autism spectrum disorders
- Child development, such as the impact of stress on infant development, individual education plans (IEPs), and how to organize your child's care
- Self-care for moms
- Understanding ear infections and hearing issues
- Advocating for your child's school success
- Oral and hand hygiene
- Healthy lifestyle choices including eating right and inexpensive and safe ways to remain physically fit
- Common youth behavorial health topics such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Learn more about our program calendar and the shelters we serve.
Reviewed by: Karen Hudson, MSW, LSW
Date: May 2013