Offers information to service providers on how to support teens and young adults who are experiencing homelessness with a trauma history.
The following resources on Homeless Youth were developed by the NCTSN.
Guides shelter staff in offering support to children and families who are experiencing homelessness and who have experienced trauma.
Provides training and materials for direct care staff working with homeless youth, including staff working in drop-in centers, emergency shelters, transitional living programs, and independent living programs.
Features research, resources, and role models. The Developmental Trauma Disorder clinical field trial is discussed, along with a story of recovery to becoming a beloved role model for both youth and providers is featured in this edition.
Describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them.
Is an adapted version of Psychological First Aid for those working with families experiencing homelessness.
Is an adapted version of Psychological First Aid for those working with youth experiencing homelessness.
Provides statistics on the number and characteristics of homeless youth in the US. This webinar reviews the unique aspects of trauma among runaway and homeless youth and identifies the key treatment implications for this population.
Discusses the challenges traumatized youth face when they are living on the street, including the relationship between trauma and youth homelessness, and offers suggestions for service providers who want to engage these young people in treatment.
Provides background on the issues of trauma among homeless children, including what homelessness looks like in America, the interplay between trauma and homelessness, how programs and services help families exposed to trauma, and providing trauma-specific services.