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Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences

Best Practices Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences Earlier this summer The National Network to End Family Homelessness disseminated screening tools for for childhood trauma [1] that focused on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) [2]. While screening for traumatic exposure is critical, providers also need tools to support children with high ACE scores. In this brief, we offer an [...]

By |2018-09-18T08:57:11+00:00September 18th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

Addressing Childhood Trauma: Screening for Traumatic Exposure

Screening for Traumatic Exposure We've previously shared various materials related to trauma, its impact on neurological and behavioral functioning, and strategies to support clients with significant trauma exposure. This month, we shift our focus to childhood trauma. Related to this topic, we are sharing some screening tools for assessing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among the children [...]

By |2018-06-22T14:44:40+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Best Practices, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Trauma and its Mental Health Consequences

    In November, the National Network to End Family Homelessness sent information on the prevalence of trauma in our society and in families experiencing homelessness. This month, we take a step back to better understand what constitutes a traumatic experience and the impact it has on the families and children we serve. What is [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:23:01+00:00March 28th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

Moving Towards Trauma Informed Care and Preparing Staff for Organizational Shifts

    Moving Towards Trauma Informed Care Preparing Staff for Organizational Shifts In previous months, The National Network to End Family Homelessness sent out information on trauma and its mental health consequences. Over the next few months, we will share tools and tips for responding to trauma and strategies for moving our programs and organizations [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:28:26+00:00March 28th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

Trauma and its Mental Health Consequences: Sexual Violence & Partner Abuse

    Trauma and its Mental Health Consequences: Sexual Violence & Partner Abuse In the last two months, the National Network to End Family Homelessness sent materials focused on the prevalence of trauma in our society and the impact of trauma on the mental health and well-being of people we serve. To review, more than [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:29:37+00:00March 28th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

Trauma Informed Care For Families Experiencing Homelessness

  Trauma-Informed Care  For Families Experiencing Homelessness More than 90 percent of people experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetimes with multiple exposures being the norm [1]. And that’s in the general population. Among low-income populations - including families experiencing homelessness - traumatic stress is nearly universal [2].  Almost all (97%) homeless women with serious mental [...]

By |2018-04-10T22:54:19+00:00March 28th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Assessment

Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Assessment Given the high prevalence of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in families experiencing homelessness, comprehensive assessment is central to our work as providers. We describe how to structure comprehensive assessments and provide specific tips to conduct trauma-informed assessments. The purpose of assessments is to understand the needs of families, the context [...]

By |2018-04-10T23:03:41+00:00March 28th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments