This theme explores the issues surrounding the impact of childhood trauma and abuse on the lives of women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The theme is led by Expert Group member, Jacqui Dillon, Independent Trauma Specialist. Read the theme round-up here.
In her blog, Jacqui writes: “After one hundred years of denial and ignorance, it is now becoming more widely accepted that sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of children, alongside the impact of neglect, is a genuine and common phenomenon with potentially devastating long term consequences for the mental health of the survivors.
“What is not widely recognised are the many overlapping ways in which childhood trauma can impact on adult lives, including complex needs such as serious mental health difficulties , substance use and homelessness.”
How do we make sure women get the right help, at the right time? We want to hear from practitioners on the ground and from women using services themselves, about what works and what support is missing.
In particular, we want to hear about:
Please also submit any relevant research so we can gather this together to improve the support out there for women.
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