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Education and Dissemination


Education and Dissemination

The National Center on Homelessness among Veterans (The Center) in coordination with the Homeless Program Office followed evidence-based peer reviewed articles to purse the eight steps to develop its competency model for serving homeless Veterans. The development of population-based competencies for serving homeless populations is described in detail below and demonstrates progressive steps to ensure that these competencies are comprehensive.

The graphic below describes each of the seven domains in this model. Click on any of the domains to find our description for each domain.

Homeless Population Certification Program - Specific Competencies

VA Homeless Specific Competencies Chart

Roger Casey, PhD, LCSW, Director of Education and Dissemination, National Center on Homelessness among Veterans

  Roger Casey is the Director, Education and Dissemination of VA’s National Center on Homelessness among Veterans. Dr. Casey holds a Doctoral Degree in Public Health and Master’s Degree in Social Work.  He has worked with VA homeless programs since 1986, providing direct services, implementing national pilot programs, and developing research initiatives regarding practice-informed residential treatment, housing, and case management design models. 

Homeless Populations Certificate Program


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