Webinar Recording: How Trauma-Informed is Your Organization?

In late July, The National Center's Kathleen Guarino presented a webinar, How Trauma-Informed is Your Organization? Assessing and Improving Organizational Performance, hosted by PerformWell. She discussed tangible ways organizations can implement trauma-informed practices. The Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment was introduced as a tool for shifting to trauma-informed organizational policies and practices. Staff from the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Veterans Inc., and Soldier On also shared how they have been working with The National Center to become trauma-informed. Watch the recording.

Young Mothers Experiencing Homelessness

Dr. Carmela DeCandia, Director of The National Center on Family Homelessness, has worked extensively with young teenage mothers who are experiencing homelessness, so you might think she is an expert in heartbreak. She is anything but. "I love working with this group because there is so much opportunity for growth and learning. Between the ages of 15 to 25...young people are developing their 'executive functions': skills such as how to be organized, how to take someone else's perspective, and how to use thinking skills to regulate emotions. There is an opportunity to capitalize upon this time of incredible brain development with a lot of support and education."

Continuing reading this interview between Dr. DeCandia and Brian Prioleau of SAMHSA's Homelessness Resource Center to learn more about supporting young mothers experiencing homelessness.