NACSW Online Continuing Education

Economic Perspectives on Poverty and Food Insecurity in the United States
Length: 1:05 Minutes
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Church Leaders, Students
  • Policy Developers
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1.0

Linda English, Ph.D. 
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Course Outline

In recent years, a great deal of economic research has focused on determining the economic causes of food insecurity and establishing a causal connection between food insecurity and health outcomes. This growing body of economic research offers insights to the broader conversation about food and nutrition related policy in the United States.


  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
  • Public Administration and Policy

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize what demographic factors are typical indicators of food insecurity

2. Identify income constraints that are common to lower-income households

3. Identify health and nutritional outcomes common to food-insecure populations


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Dr. Linda English is an Assistant Professor in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Since joining the faculty at Baylor in 2009, she has taught Principles of Microeconomics and Introduction to the Economics of Poverty and Discrimination. Her primary research interests are concentrated in economic history, economics of education, and economic education. She is especially interested in examining the potential for non-traditional education alternatives to influence the enrollment and persistence of disadvantaged individuals. Current research projects include an examination of evening schools designed to facilitate education among working children in the late nineteenth-century, a project that examines the relationship between expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit program and the college attendance of single mothers, and an examination of the efficacy of pedagogical innovations (such as classroom experiments and cooperative learning exercises) in introductory economics courses.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

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Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

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