Family Trauma

  • Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit (2009) | With support from the Daniels Fund, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Homelessness Resource Center, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH) has created the Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit to provide programs with a roadmap for becoming trauma-informed. The Toolkit offers homeless service providers with concrete guidelines for how to modify their practices and policies to ensure that they are responding appropriately to the needs of families who have experienced traumatic stress.
  • Understanding Traumatic Stress in Children (2006) | National Center on Family Homelessness
  • Facts on Trauma & Homeless Children (2005) | National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Homelessness & Extreme Poverty Working Group
  • Identifying & Responding to Domestic Violence Among Poor and Homeless Women (2000) | Developed by Sharon Melnick &  Ellen Bassuk | A collaboration of the Better Homes Fund and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

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  • Understanding Bodily Responses to Trauma– Given the frequency of exposure to overwhelmingly stressful events, it is not surprising that many people who are homeless develop complex post-trauma responses. This brief article includes a list of helpful resources.