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Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers

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Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers, also known as the “Trauma Guide,” was created to address the psychological and mental health needs of women veterans. The guide is also a compilation of best practices aimed at improving effectiveness in engaging female veterans. Written for service providers, the guide offers observational knowledge and concrete guidelines for modifying practices with the goal of increasing re-entry outcomes.

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness includes:

  • User's Guide
    A handbook offering information on the experiences and needs of female veterans, what it means to provide trauma-informed care, and resources for staff training and education.
  • Organizational Self-Assessment for Providers Serving Female Veterans
    A manual of best practices that can be integrated into daily programming for homeless female veterans.
  • Resource Lists
    Compilations of provider-targeted materials, videos, and websites on a variety of topics, including: female veterans, homelessness and trauma, cultural competence, traumainformed services, participant involvement, and self-care.