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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

Policy Alert: Trauma and the Health Consequences of Family Separation on Immigrant Children

Over the last year, the National Network to End Family Homelessness has shared a variety of tools, tips, and information on trauma, it’s mental health consequences, and ways for child, youth, and family providers to respond. Part of being trauma-informed involves understanding how structural and social realities impact the mental health and well-being of those [...]

By |2018-10-17T10:37:40+00:00October 17th, 2018|Policy Alerts|0 Comments

Core Principles of Trauma-Informed Agencies

Trauma-informed care (TIC) refers to the ways in which organizations and providers respond to the needs of trauma survivors and create environments that foster their recovery. As organizations working with clients who have experienced many adverse life events including significant trauma, it is our job to integrate our knowledge and understanding of extreme stress and [...]

By |2018-05-14T11:40:12+00:00May 14th, 2018|Best Practices|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