2019 Fall Summit

"Effective Communication with the Homeless"

Presented By Karin Peabody

Housing displacement has become an increasing issue for park agencies across the state.  People who are experiencing homelessness are seeking refuge in parks at an increased rate.  How do you help when you’re not a social worker? Discover practical skills for communicating with and supporting this population that help maintain the delicate balance of open parks that are safe and comfortable for all.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore 3 common myths about homelessness.
  • Understand 7 ways people adapt to homelessness.
  • Learn 6 practical guidelines for communicating with people experiencing homelessness.

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