Homelessness & Adverse Childhood Experiences
The Health and Behavioral Health Consequences of Childhood Trauma
Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations
Keywords: Adolescents and Youth, Infants, Toddlers, and Children (Pediatrics), Persons Experiencing Homelessness.
Year Developed: 2019
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Outreach Staff
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
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Resource Summary: Childhood trauma is a predictor of poor health outcomes and people experiencing homelessness are more likely to experience adverse experiences in childhood. Learn more about how you can screen for and address ACEs in our new resource.
Resource Details: This fact sheet was developed by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Network to End Family Homelessness, an initiative of The Bassuk Center on Homelessness and Vulnerable Children and Youth. The purpose is to ensure clinicians working with people experiencing homelessness understand the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in health outcomes as well as the options for responding.