Is Homelessness Lethal?
What is trauma?
Pathways Between Homelessness & Trauma
How it All Connects - Kristina, a Lived Experience
Understanding the Trauma Response
Symptoms are Adaptations
Preventing and Responding to Re-traumatization
Applications to Service Delivery
Understanding Trauma and Homelessness
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.
Meet the Instructor
Scott Petersen, LCSW, CAC-III, is a faculty member at the Center for Social Innovation and maintains a private consultation and psychotherapy practice in Denver, CO. Scott has been working with people affected by mental health conditions, substance use, and trauma for more than 20 years as an outreach worker, case manager, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and program director.
The tapas in this bundle include:
- Introduction (2 mins)
- Is Homelessness Lethal (6 mins)
- What is trauma (8 mins)
- Pathways between homelessness & trauma (10 mins)
- How it all connects - Kristina, a lived experience (10 mins)
- Understanding the trauma response (9 mins)
- Trauma-informed care (9 mins)
- Symptoms are adaptations (6 mins)
- Preventing and responding to re-traumatization (9 mins)
- Applications to Service Delivery (8 mins)
- Estimate length: 75 minutes
- Subject: Homelessness and trauma
- Course type: Self-paced, short video tutorials
- Covered topics: Homelessness, trauma, substance use disorders, mental health disorders