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Family Violence and Housing Insecurity

This micro-credential provides an overview of housing insecurity and some of its connections to family violence. Housing insecurity is a widespread concern in urban, rural, and remote communities across Ontario and Canada that has some roots in family violence. Individuals experiencing housing insecurity may have been directly displaced by a recent incident, an escalation of family violence, or be struggling to find or keep housing due to experiencing or witnessing violence during childhood (trauma). Regardless of how recently occurrences of family violence have taken place, Indigenous family violence shelters can be a space of resources and supports for individuals experiencing housing security due to violence.

Learning Outcomes

1. Appraise a client’s housing situation using an Indigenous framework and determine some correlated
needs and supports.
2. Reflect on client and community housing situations and support clients in a realistic and sensitive way,
with consideration for housing insecurity prevention.