These slides are from our 2016 national conference, A Nation That Works: What's It Going to Take? Many jobseekers facing barriers to employment have experienced trauma as a result of living in poverty, experiencing homelessness, or having been incarcerated, among other reasons. In a session led by staff from Heartland Health Outreach, attendees will learn about the lasting impacts of trauma and the ways it can interrupt a person's ability to find and maintain employment. Even when people don't meet criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the symptoms of exposure to trauma can make it difficult for someone to engage with others and interfere with their decision making. Service providers can help participants overcome these obstacles by forming trusting relationships that establish safety and help people regain a sense of control in their lives. This session will provide practical tools and resources available to support a trauma-informed care approach to your employment program service delivery.These slides are from our 2016 national conference, A Nation That Works: What's It Going to Take?
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