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New Publication for October 2021- Pretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization
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Jay Levy’s Pretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization provides the reader with a wonderfully crafted, detailed step-by-step manual with real world scenarios on how Pretreatment and the Stages of Engagement play out in the actual work. The vignettes are rich with descriptions that clearly come from a deep repertoire of experience working in the field that gives the reader confidence they are being guided by someone who has been in their shoes. The thoughtful questions and space to reflect add a helpful workbook touch to the feel of the text, and matches the grittiness of the material being covered.
-Joel Hunt, MPAS, PA-C
Director, Acclaim Street Medicine
Fort Worth, TX
Pretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization by Jay S. Levy, MSW is a landmark accomplishment. For those who do street outreach and street medicine, Jay has provided a much-needed framework for navigating the largely undefined terrain of therapeutic relationships with people who experience unsheltered homelessness.
-Dr. Jim Withers, Medical Director Founder of the Street Medicine Institute Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
By using case studies and reflective exercises, Jay Levy has created a
highly readable and accessible guide to working with people who are street homeless. Levy’s enthusiasm for the work shines through on each page; he does not shy away from complexity, and the stories and situations he describes are as relevant in the UK as in his native USA.
-Dr. Jenny Drife, START Homeless Outreach Team South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Advisor to the Royal College of Psychiatrists on homelessness
Levy draws on respected approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. He integrates these into a clearly articulated practical approach that will also work with other significantly disadvantaged people living with trauma and marginalisation.
-Rohena Duncombe, BA, BSW, MSWAP
Social Work Academic & Researcher Health service access for people living homeless Charles Sturt University, Australia
-Here’s the latest Interview: Jay S. Levy and Matt Bennett discuss Pre-Treatment & Homelessness on Trauma Informed Lens Podcast
Homeless Narratives, Housing First, and Pretreatment is now available as a 4 Book Series featured on Amazon
Thus far more than 33% of book related profits ($4532) have been given to national (U.S.) charities that support the goal and ideal of ending homelessness. Please see Donations page for more details
Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness has been added to the student reading list for the module on Homeless and Inclusion Health delivered at the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, University College London.
Dr. Ray Middleton Reflects on the multiple contributors to the book, Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness, and its valuable lessons and insights for those engaging people with complex trauma and multiple needs.
Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness Reviews: See Reviews and Blurbs
The following Video reviews the history of Housing First in conjunction with the Evolution of Vulnerability Assessment Tools and the need for Trauma Informed Care. Pretreatment Principles are also presented as a means of modeling Person-Centered Work, while engaging people with significant histories of homelessness, trauma, and loss in an effort to complete vulnerability assessments.
Jay S. Levy’s Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First is now available as an audiobook at Audible.com! You can get this book for FREE if you sign up for an Audible.com monthly subscription or purchase it as a one-time book and pay $19.95. It is also available as an Apple iTunes audiobook.
Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Lessons Learned by Jay S. Levy
An innovative and timely educational resource that features three written works on homelessness inclusive of an article on moral, fiscal, and quality of life considerations, “Ronald’s Narrative: The Original Housing First”, and an interview that was originally featured in Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing.