SOAR Webinar: Improving SOAR Applications with the Essentials of Trauma-Informed Care

What does it mean to be trauma-informed? How does your agency integrate trauma-informed principles into daily practice? How is this different than business as usual?

Research and experience tells us that histories of traumatic experiences are prevalent for individuals who have experienced homelessness, mental health challenges or substance-use conditions. Given the high prevalence for all three issues in the SOAR target population, integrated trauma-informed approaches are needed for SOAR providers!
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On this webinar you will hear from trauma-informed experts and SOAR providers who will share best practices for understanding and implementing trauma-informed care principles to help answer these questions. They will provide an overview of trauma-informed care and how it is used as a framework for providing services within a variety of service settings, which include; homeless, justice involved, Veterans, youth in transition, substance abuse and mental health. The presenters will share practical tips on creating safe physical and emotional space, supporting choice and control, and integrating trauma-informed care into your SOAR programs.

  • Lisa Callahan, PhD, Senior Research Associate, SAMHSA's GAINS Center, Policy Research Associates Inc., Delmar, New York
  • Kim Davidson, LCSW, Clinical Services, Director, Deborah's Place, Chicago, Illinois