Participants will gain a better understanding of the definition of homelessness according to the McKinney-Vento Act while becoming familiar with the often unseen but growing prevalence of homelessness in Alabama. Participants will also identify the causes of homelessness and its impact on a child’s physical and mental development. Participants will identify the ways in which their role may best support the children in their care who are experiencing homelessness as they are guided through best-practice strategies (2 training hours).