Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness


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Available March 1, 2018Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness: From Pretreatment Strategies to Psychologically Informed Environments

Edited by Jay S. Levy with Robin Johnson

Multiple authors from both the US and UK take us on cross-cultural journeys that bring forth compelling narratives and innovative approaches for addressing trauma and homelessness.

Major themes focus on understanding and applying the precepts of Pretreatment and  Psychologically Informed Environments, as well as learning about effective methods to promote productive dialogue with clients, clinicians, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and others.

So here we will find some significant contributions from both sides of the Atlantic to promote engagement and inclusion of the most vulnerable members of our communities; the coming together of our collective wisdom on homelessness.


Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Helping Couples, Youth, and Unaccompanied Adults (paperback/e-book) is now available


Order it today via Barnes & Noble ~ Nook E-book or Amazon ~ Kindle E-book  -Paperback, hardcover, and E-book editions are available worldwide via Books Depository and other outlets-

“This book is essential reading to both people new to the movement to end homelessness and folks who have been in the trenches for many years.” 
-Michael Stoops, National Coalition for the Homeless– USA

Outreach clinicians, social workers, case managers, and concerned community members are provided with a pretreatment guide for helping homeless couples, youth, and single adults. Chapters explore policy and research accompanied by narratives that trace a person’s journey from homelessness to housing and beyond. The inter-relationship between Homeless Outreach and Housing First is examined in detail to inform program development and hands on practice. Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First shares 5 intricate stories from the field to elucidate effective ways of helping, while demonstrating how the most vulnerable among us can overcome trauma and homelessness.

Check out an excerpt from Pretreatment Guide

  • The UK’s Housing, Care and Support Journal vol 17, no 4 – (November 2014 issue) reviews Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First and discusses its merits – Reviews & Blurbs features the UK Journal review by Lynn Vickery, among others

Jay Levy is homeless outreach social worker and manager, and the author of two books on Homelessness and ‘Pretreatment’. Here at YOUTUBE.COM – Check out the video interview

Thus far more than 33% of book related profits ($2934) have been given to national (U.S.) charities that support the goal and ideal of ending homelessness.  Please see Donations page for more details

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