School psychologist Perry Firth has graced this blog many times with her research on the effects of child homelessness. Soon she'll share her insights with educators and service providers through a new professional development course she'll teach at Seattle University. Here, Perry writes about her motivations for teaching this course, and reminds us that, no matter our profession, we can all take steps to help end homelessness.
The "Homeless in Bellingham" video series and the Toolkit to Combat the Criminalization of Homelessness are two great online resources for housing advocates.
In this Hangout, we share ways to use Facebook and Twitter to advocate for policies that can help ensure everyone has the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home. Watch the video, and use your social media skills to participate in Social Media Day of Action tomorrow!
Use your social media skills to advocate for affordable housing and an end to homelessness on the third annual Social Media Day of Action, this Friday, Jan. 22! We've got key messages and example posts for you here.
Why do storytelling projects like Humans of New York, Homeless in Seattle and StoryCorps "Finding Our Way" move us so deeply? And what lessons can advocates learn from their success? Perry Firth breaks it down in this post, the third and final part of her series on storytelling, empathy and advocacy.