This website is not being maintained and will be discontinued in November 2017. For Runaway and Homeless Youth information, content can be used for informational purposes or you can contact the National Clearinghouse for Homeless Youth and Families at 301-828-1324. For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention information, visit the Teen Pregnancy Exchange. For Family Violence Prevention and Services information, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Does your runaway and homeless youth program want to be trauma-informed but you don't know where to start? The National Center on Family Homelessness has created a toolkit (PDF, 2MB) designed to help programs like yours, with self-assessment questions, a summary of the issues, recommended readings and other relevant resources.
You may also want to explore two of the most common models of trauma-informed care, the Sanctuary Model and Community Connections. Both models contain explanations of trauma and its effects, helpful responses to trauma, implementation guidelines and additional resources.