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Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences – The Role of Assessing Childhood Development

Last month, the National Network to End Family Homelessness shared resources on how to respond to adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) through primary prevention strategies. In upcoming publications, we share approaches that center exposure mitigation and treatment. Here we focus specifically on the importance of assessing childhood development as a necessary step in supporting children with [...]

By |2018-10-29T10:46:14+00:00October 29th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

Get the Facts about the Homeless Children and Youth Act

GET THE FACTS about the HCYA The Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA) was informed by the experiences of direct service providers and families and youth who experience homelessness. It was developed with bipartisan Congressional support to compel the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to respond to the growing crisis of millions [...]

By |2018-09-18T10:18:25+00:00September 18th, 2018|Policy Alerts|0 Comments

The Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA): Assessing Vulnerability

In January, The National Network to End Family Homelessness highlighted how the HCYA aligns the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) definition of homelessness with provider experience, data, and research. We also looked at how the HCYA impacts your work as a provider[1]. This month, we focus on the issue of vulnerability and [...]

By |2018-05-14T14:22:24+00:00May 14th, 2018|Policy Alerts|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

Youth and Child Homelessness

  Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America   Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America presents the results of the Voices of Youth Count national survey that estimates the percentage of United States youth (ages 13 to 25) who have experienced unaccompanied homelessness at least once in the past year. About 1 in 10 American young [...]

By |2018-03-28T11:47:06+00:00March 28th, 2018|Research Digest|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

HCYA

    The Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA) of 2017 Last week, we sent out information about how the HCYA aligns HUD’s definition with provider experience, data, and research. In this brief, we look more closely at how HYCA impacts your work as a provider. HYCA: A More Accurate Definition of Homelessness HUD’s current [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:25:59+00:00March 28th, 2018|Policy Alerts|0 Comments

Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA) of 2017

    Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA) of 2017 This brief takes an introductory look at the Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2017 (HCYA), focusing on how the legislation aligns HUD’s definition of homelessness with the experience of families. Next week, we’ll send a second brief with more details of how the HCYA would [...]

By |2018-04-10T22:50:42+00:00March 28th, 2018|Policy Alerts|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