April 2018 edition: Young People, Trauma and Homelessness

Contents for April 2018 edition

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Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons



Vicki Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne City Mission



Feature: Young People, Trauma and Homelessness


Trauma, the Expectation Not the Exception for Young People Experiencing Homelessness?

Sandra Rabjohns, Housing and Homelessness Reporting and Development Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare



Chapter 1: Experiencing Trauma /Experiencing Homelessness



Madelyn May-Dessmann


On the Flip Side

T.J Facey


My Journey

Jess V.


Towards Dignity and Restoration: A Lived Experience Perspective of Trauma

Morgan Lee Cataldo, Lived Experience Service Development Worker


Young People, Homelessness and Trauma

Elvis Martin, CHP PESP member and R U OK? Ambassador



Chapter 2: Responding to Trauma, Program and Service Responses and Initiatives


Structuring Support for Homeless Young People

Laura Petrie, Director of Care Services, Lighthouse Foundation


Living Vicariously: Exploring Strength-based Approaches to Working with Trauma

Jonathon Louth, Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Community Services Research, Flinders University; and Centacare Catholic Family Services.


Therapeutic Approaches to Family Violence, Trauma and Homelessness

Stacey Hill, Elyce Sandri and Jigisha Sanghvi, U-Thrive Intensive Family Violence Support Program, Melbourne City Mission


It Doesn’t Have to be Therapy to be Therapeutic

Brendan Pearl, Homeless Youth Dual Diagnosis Practitioner, Hope Street Youth and Family Services and SUMITT North Western Mental Health


A Glass of Milk: With Mental Health Support

Alana Kohn and Vanessa Leongue, Mental Health Clinicians, check-in @ Frontyard Youth Services, Melbourne City Mission


Journeying with Young People Through Their Trauma

Magdalena Stanojcic, Case Worker, Western Reconnect, Melbourne City Mission


Ask The Right Questions

Jennifer Furby, Manager, Dandenong Youth Services, WAYSS Ltd


Hope Street’s Therapeutic Art and Crafts Program

Jude Steward, Boost Specialist Practitioner, Hope Street Youth and Family Services


The Salvation Army Youth and Family Services: A Psychologically Informed Environment

Angie Jaman, Clinical Psychologist at Salvation Army Youth and Family Services


Family Homelessness: The Trauma of Parentification

Lee Ann Farley and Karol Josevska, Family Crisis Accommodation Service, Melbourne City Mission


Lessons to be Learned from Young People

Stacey Veness, HYPA Clinical Care Manager and Claire Boardman, Manager HYPA Homes.


There’s Goals and Then There’s Goals: Planned Support in the Context of Trauma and Tenancy Sustainment

Adam Barnes, Housing Services Senior Manager, Brisbane Youth Service


Walking the Talk: Self-care and Working with Trauma — Reflections of a worker in the youth homelessness sector

Marita Hagel, Youth Coach, Detour Program, Melbourne City Mission


The Importance of Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice

Natalia Gale, Projects and Policy Officer, Yfoundations


360 Degree Panoramic Views

James Inabinet, Manager Teaching and Learning Practice, The Hester Hornbrook Academy, with input from Owen Smith, Evita Lopez, Carla Dullard


Hope Street Wellbeing and Safety Plans

Christine Fagan, Program Manager North East, Hope Street Youth and Family Services


Clinical Supervision… The way forward… Don’t ya think? Reflections from the Youth Housing Support Program at South Port Community Housing Group

Rebecca Blight, Barbara Leon and Claire Lilburne, Southport Community Housing Group Inc



Chapter 3: Reflections on Trauma, Young People and Homelessness: Policy and Research


Youth Homelessness and Trauma-informed Housing Practice: A Brief Introduction and Consideration of Potential Barriers

Daniel Kuzmanovski, University of South Australia


Unaccompanied Teens, Trauma and Homelessness: Who Cares?

Catherine Robinson, Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania


Containing Trauma

Mark Furlong PhD


The Case For Counsellors In Youth Refuges

Kat Perdriau, Youth Reconciliation Practitioner, Hope Street Youth and Family Services





Donna Bennett

Chief Executive Officer, Hope Street Youth and Family Services, Supporting Young People at Hope Street