Resource Discovery: Trauma-informed Care

By Rachel Dorman, MS

Front cover of the handbook for Trauma-Informed Care for women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
U.S. Department of Labor & The National Center on Family Homelessness (2011). Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness.

Today’s Resource Discovery is a guide for services providers utilizing Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) for service providers in their work with female veterans. According to the United State Interagency Council on Homelessness, female veterans are four times more likely to experience homelessness than their civilian counterparts. The Council explains that female veterans may have difficulty readjusting to civilian life due to traumas that occurred during military service, such as military sexual trauma. Military sexual trauma impacts one in every five women who serve, making it important for practitioners to be aware of TIC best practices.

The Department of Labor created Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness guide for service providers. This 84 page document provides detailed information about the Homeless Women Veterans Project, implementation of trauma-informed care best practices, a self-assessment for providers and their organization, and a detailed resources list. Explore the Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers to learn more about providing TIC to vulnerable female veterans. More information on the prevalence of violence against women can be found in the following MFLN Family Development blog.


This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S., a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.

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