#NCFYtalk: Complex Trauma and Homeless Youth

A young woman with a backpack sits against a brick wall.

If you work with families and youth, you’ve likely seen how a traumatic situation can influence a young person’s life. But what happens when one person lives through multiple traumatic events, one on top of another? These experiences, known as complex trauma, can negatively impact a developing teen, hindering their brain development and damaging their ability to form attachments to caring adults.

In recognition of National Runaway Prevention Month, we’re partnering with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for a Twitter chat on complex trauma contributing to—and resulting from—youth homelessness. We’ll discuss strategies for identifying and treating complex trauma, with an emphasis on professionals working in shelters and those helping families stay safely intact.

When: November 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. EST

Who (Co-Hosts): The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (@NCFY) and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (@nctsn)

Hashtag: #NCFYtalk                                                              

Let us know you’re joining: RSVP on Facebook

Learn more about youth and trauma:

“How Do Homeless Youth Define Trauma and Its Impact on Them?”
“Trauma-Informed Care: Tips for Youth Workers”
“5 Collaborations to Ensure Trauma-Informed Care for Youth and Families”

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