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This audiobook provides social workers, outreach clinicians, case managers, and concerned community members with a pretreatment guide for assisting homeless couples, youth, and single adults. Chapters explore policy and research accompanied by narratives that trace a person's journey from homelessness to housing and beyond. The interrelationship between Homeless Outreach and Housing First is examined in detail to inform program development and hands-on practice. Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First shares five detailed case studies from the field to elucidate effective ways of helping and to demonstrate how the most vulnerable among us can overcome trauma and homelessness.

Listeners will:

  • Expand their assessment skills and discover new interventions for helping people who have experienced long-term or chronic homelessness.
  • Understand and be able to integrate the stages of common language construction with their own practice.
  • Learn about the positive measurable impact of a Housing First approach and its moral, fiscal, and quality-of-life implications.
  • Understand how to better integrate program policy and supervision with Homeless Outreach & Housing First initiatives.
  • Learn how to utilize a pretreatment approach with couples, youth, and unaccompanied adults experiencing untreated major mental illness and addiction.

"Jay S. Levy's book is essential reading to both people new to the movement to end homelessness and folks who have been in the trenches for many years. Learn how to do effective outreach with the chronic homeless population, and the ins and outs of the Housing First model. The personal stories and the success cases will give inspiration to work even harder to help both individuals and for ending homelessness in your community." (Michael Stoops, Director of Community Organizing, National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC)

Learn more at JaySLevy.com

Another empowering book from Loving Healing Press: LovingHealing.com

©2013, 2020 Jay S. Levy (P)2019 Jay S. Levy

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Clear-minded, principle-based and enlightening

I really appreciated the juxtaposition of case studies and principles that Mr Levy presents here. he went well beyond the confines of rhetoric and advocacy by backing what he said with experience and the application of sound principles for human connection, trauma-informed care, and the fostering of that bless the connection between viable skill and motivation in persons who have been living in the margins, bereft of the connections the most successful or healthy people need to thrive. I also appreciated his explanation of how the natural crises continually faced by persons in this situation can be leveraged for their gain and relief if managed well.

He didn't stop there, however. He went forward to explain principles of supervision for clinicians and Outreach workers and the delicate balance the needs to be maintained between striving to help people and empowering them to help themselves. His application of the housing first model is enlightening in that it is true to the initial purpose of housing first and avoids the potential pitfall of Advocates when they demand on going funding The Fosters more dependency that is helpful for progress. his clear understanding of how the meeting of dependency needs is an initial necessity for engagement, as well as the boundaries that need to be drawn to create an empowering, securely attached relationship, guides a better understanding of how to engage the marginalized and disempowered. I certainly hope that to whatever extent, I am able to bring his understanding to life in my practice of helping.
Jared Powell, LCSW

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