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Understanding Trauma and Homelessness

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 PetersenScott Petersen, LCSW, CAC-III, is a faculty member at the Center for Social Innovation/t3 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.