Understanding the unique experiences and needs of women veterans is critical to providing quality care. This session will explore the unique experiences of women veterans, including risk factors for homelessness and special considerations for providing trauma-informed care for this population.
About the Series
The National Center on Family Homelessness at AIR presents a free online program that addresses the impact of trauma on veterans and highlights trauma-informed care as an organization-wide approach to understanding and responding to trauma. Special focus will be given to the experiences of women veterans and how to provide trauma-informed care to this population.
This training program will include 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 is 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.