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Pressing Issues Facing Families Who Are Homeless
The National Center on Family Homelessness recently released a brief, Pressing Issues Facing Families Who Are Homeless. The brief highlights recommendations for preventing and ending homelessness for families, including increasing access to affordable housing, aligning housing and services, supporting federal programs, helping children and youth thrive, supporting veterans and their families, protecting survivors and preventing domestic violence, promoting trauma-informed principles, and investing in data collection and the development of best practices. Read the brief.
Trauma Training for Miami Organizations Continues
The National Center will be in Miami the week of June 17 to provide a second round of training on trauma-informed care and self-care for service providers. The National Center is working with service organizations in the Miami area to integrate trauma-informed practices using the trauma-informed organizational self-assessment. These trainings are part of the Healing Hearts, Promoting Health project, which is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The project address the trauma and related nutrition, health, and wellness challenges of recently displaced families and children with focus on Haitian earthquake evacuees in Southern Florida.
Webinar Series: Integrating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence
In partnership with the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) at the U.S. Department of Justice, The National Center developed a toolkit about integrating domestic violence and homeless service systems: Closing the Gap: Integrating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence Experiencing Homelessness - A Toolkit for Transitional Housing Programs. On May 9 and 23, The National Center hosted two webinars to explore practical strategies that providers can apply to support integration and to highlight programs across the country that are integrating domestic violence and homeless services. Watch webinar recordings.