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This multidisciplinary conference brings together over 1,500 people and agencies to make a significant positive impact on creating violence and abuse-free homes, communities, and societies. This conference is a unique forum for people from all...
The most important things learned about violence and trauma in the past 20 years are that interpersonal violence is prevalent, with different forms co-occurring, and that victims' reactions are complex. Researchers are called to consider models...
Jan I. Richardson
This guidebook was written for those individuals who have chosen to dedicate a time in their life to work with abused, children and their abusers. It attempts to recognize the unique experience of anti-violence workers in Canada and to promote...
Trainingforums.org is a cost effective, accessible, dynamic e-learning facility providing relevant, timely training and discussion to the domestic violence victim service provider community. Funded by OVW, a department of the U.S. Department of...
Kathleen Guarino
How can providers help care for people who have experienced trauma? People who are experiencing traumatic stress do not relate to the world in the same way as others. They require special care. In this article, the HRC shares best practices for...
Amanda Bartella
“For every visible homeless person there are hundreds that we do not see. For every homeless person we do not see there is someone who is precariously housed, often suffering more than or equal to those out on the street.” Tom Regehr, CAST Canada...
As mentioned in the Covenant House Toronto and Vancouver Overview section many of the youth involved in the two agencies have experienced extensive trauma, which in many cases led to their homelessness. Almost 3/4 have fled physical, emotional and/...
Robin Petering, Harmony Rhoades, Hailey Winetrobe, David Dent, Eric Rice
Insane Clown Posse is a musical duo whose fans are known as Juggalos. Many homeless youths (HY) identify as Juggalos, most likely because the group’s music embraces poverty and being an outsider in mainstream society. Juggalos are stereotyped as...
Laura M. Gillis
This resource provides valuable information about the traumatic responses that individuals experience homelessness may exhibit. The lives of people who are homeless are defined by uncertainty, isolation, threats, and danger.  Compounding this...
Denise Elliot, Paula Bjelajac, Roger Fallot, Laurie Markoff, Beth Reed
In this article, we attempt to bridge the gap between practice (service delivery) and philosophy (trauma theory, empowerment, and relational theory). Specifically, we identify 10 principles that define trauma-informed service, discuss the need for...
Ann Jennings
This document is a resource for people—at the local, state, and/or federal levels—who are in the process of transforming systems of care into systems that recognize and address trauma and for those who are trying to prove that a trauma-informed...