Treating Vulnerable Populations (Homelessness)
This course is designed to educate acupuncturists about the care and treatment of vulnerable populations; specifically individuals who are homeless or who are living below poverty levels. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are valuable tools that have a definite place in working with at-risk populations. Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with the treatment of addiction, or stress relief in at risk-populations. In this course, we will examine the needs of these patients, the medical issues that they face, and how acupuncturists can support the physical, mental, and emotional health of vulnerable populations, and how to design and implement a treatment program.
The nature of homelessness and poverty levels
Medical issues of individuals who are homeless
Homelessness and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Building Cultural Competencies
Working with children who are homeless
Implementing a treating program