Understanding Trauma and Homelessness

Understanding Trauma and Homelessness

About this course

Homelessness is not only traumatic, it is also lethal. This tapas bundle explores the intersections between homelessness and trauma, what this means for the people with whom we work, and for the work we are invited to do on their behalf. We explore different definitions of trauma as a lens through which to understand the experience of homelessness and the multiple pathways that exist between these experiences. Following an exploration of trauma and its effects, we introduce trauma-informed care as a framework for responding to the needs of trauma survivors and the relevant implications for service delivery.

Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Is Homelessness Lethal?
  • What is trauma?
  • Pathways Between Homelessness & Trauma
  • How it All Connects - Kristina, a Lived Experience
  • Understanding the Trauma Response
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Symptoms are Adaptations
  • Preventing and Responding to Re-traumatization
  • Applications to Service Delivery
  • Evaluation
  • Additional Resources
  • Bundle References

About this course

Homelessness is not only traumatic, it is also lethal. This tapas bundle explores the intersections between homelessness and trauma, what this means for the people with whom we work, and for the work we are invited to do on their behalf. We explore different definitions of trauma as a lens through which to understand the experience of homelessness and the multiple pathways that exist between these experiences. Following an exploration of trauma and its effects, we introduce trauma-informed care as a framework for responding to the needs of trauma survivors and the relevant implications for service delivery.

Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Is Homelessness Lethal?
  • What is trauma?
  • Pathways Between Homelessness & Trauma
  • How it All Connects - Kristina, a Lived Experience
  • Understanding the Trauma Response
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Symptoms are Adaptations
  • Preventing and Responding to Re-traumatization
  • Applications to Service Delivery
  • Evaluation
  • Additional Resources
  • Bundle References