This session provides participants with the opportunity to learn how agencies serving veterans have integrated a trauma-informed framework. Three organizations serving veterans experiencing homelessness who participated in a demonstration project to adopt trauma-informed care will discuss their experiences with the change process, including challenges, successes, and lessons learned.
About the Series
In the fall of 2014, the National Center on Family Homelessness at AIR presented a free online program that addressed the impact of trauma on veterans and highlighted trauma-informed care as an organization-wide approach to understanding and responding to trauma. Special focus was given to the experiences of women veterans and how to provide trauma-informed care to this population.
This training program included an introduction to trauma-informed care and why this approach is critical to serving veterans experiencing homelessness, strategies for integrating trauma-informed care, lessons from organizations currently adopting this approach, and unique considerations for serving women veterans. The series was based on findings from Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness, a multi-site demonstration project, funded by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation as part of its Mental Health and Well-being initiative for returning veterans and families. Project goals included building the capacity of organizations to provide trauma-informed care and evaluating impact on organizational culture and practice in veteran service settings.
Meeting the Unique Needs of Women Veterans
December 10, 2014
1:00 - 2:00PM EST