Among individuals experiencing homelessness, there is a high prevalence of complex trauma, chronic health conditions, and serious mental illness. Trauma, compounded with acute health conditions, often impacts an individual’s ability to manage their distress.
Join SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center as our panelists explore using trauma-informed, compassionate, and respectful de-escalation techniques when aiding participants and staff during and after events of escalation.
1. Mari Aceves, ED.D, DSW, BCBA, Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
2. Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW, Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
3. Panel discussion with peers and persons with lived expertise