Creating Surviving the Streets: A trauma-informed treatment guide for homeless women

  • Apfel J
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Abstract

Homeless women are a unique population struggling with high rates of trauma, mental illness, substance use and many other concerns. There is a lack of resources for these women that understand the impact of trauma in their lives. Surviving the Streets was created as an attempt to offer homeless women a first-stage treatment addressing some of their immediate concerns, providing them with resources, acknowledging the impact of their traumas, providing a supportive environment, and setting the stage for continuing treatment. Surviving the Streets is a trauma-informed treatment guide created by combining consumer input with professional literature.

Author-supplied keywords

  • 0453:Womens studies
  • 0622:Psychotherapy
  • 0630:Welfare
  • Homeless
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social sciences
  • Surviving the Streets
  • Trauma-informed treatment
  • Welfare
  • Women
  • Womens studies

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  • Jessica Apfel

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