#NCFYtalk Recap: Complex Trauma and Homeless Youth
Complex trauma, the combined impact of multiple traumatic events, is common among homeless youth and can have a negative impact on their brain development and ability to form relationships. On November 20, we joined with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to host a Twitter chat about complex trauma and its impact on young people experiencing homelessness. Participants shared best practices and resources for identifying and serving young adults for whom traumatic events occur far too often.
Here are some of the highlights of that chat. You can also view the entire conversation by searching #NCFYtalk on Twitter.
On the meaning of complex trauma and its effects on homeless youth:
On ways organizations can assist homeless youth suffering from complex trauma:
Establish safety and trust. Encourage youth as they are ready2 share info &their personal history. #NCFYtalk— @AdelphiSW (@AdelphiSW) November 20, 2015
On resources available for those working with homeless youth: