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News and Updates:
-New Publication slated for 2021- Pretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization
-Community Conversation on The Challenges of Housing Stabilization during CoVid. Featuring a panel with great ‘hands on’ field experience with homelessness and housing. Check it out here
-Check out the latest Interview: Jay S. Levy and Matt Bennett discuss Pre-Treatment & Homelessness on Trauma Informed Lens Podcast
-3 Working Models to Enhance Engagement and Dialogue can be found via the Ways of Helping page – HERE
Homeless Narratives, Housing First, and Pretreatment is now available as a 3 Book Series featured on Amazon
–Or Available separately via Barnes & Noble, Amazon – Kindle e-book, Hardcover, and Paperback. All formats are also available worldwide via Book Depository and Amazon-UK , Amazon CA, and other outlets-
Or order paperbacks directly from the publisher Here – Save 20% and get FREE Shipping when you use coupon code HELPHOMELESS
Thus far more than 33% of book related profits ($4194) 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.
Back Cover Synopsis: This groundbreaking book presents compelling narratives and innovative approaches toward addressing the psychological traumas that can underlie homelessness and is the first to explore in-depth what the US and UK can learn from one another.
The authors focus on understanding and applying the precepts of Pretreatment and “Psychologically Informed Environments”, as well as learning about effective ways to promote productive dialogue on all levels- with clients, clinicians, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and others. Detailed case studies review and integrate “hands on” practice with Appreciative Inquiry, Open Dialogue, and Common Language Construction methods.
Advance Reviews: See Reviews and Blurbs for all reviews Jay Levy and colleagues’ “Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness: From Pretreatment Strategies to Psychologically Informed Environments” provides wonderful insight into the profound relationship-building that is the core of street outreach to the unsheltered homeless. Jay distills many decades of his own street experience, and by cross comparing his brilliant schema of Pretreatment with the British model of Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE), he reveals the underlying common processes of effective street engagement. Essentially, Jay shows us how to compassionately embrace the reality of those who fall within the underwater portion of the “pre-contemplative” iceberg of behavioral change. As a long-time practitioner of street medicine, I recommend this book to anyone who seeks that sacred place on the streets where healing begins.
Jim Withers, MD (Pittsburgh, PA)
Founder and Medical Director
Operation Safety Net and the Street Medicine Institute
In Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness, Jay Levy and co-authors provide the conceptual tools, the hitherto “missing language”, needed by practitioners and policy makers working with excluded individuals. This well-written and insightful book outlines the psychologically informed approach that has been successfully used in the US, UK and other countries to re-integrate people who have experienced homelessness, severe mental illness and, frequently, other traumatic life events. This book has been informed by the authors’ practice and should come with a warning: it will revolutionise how you work – irreversibly and, undoubtedly, for the better.
Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, MB, MRCP Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead, Inclusion Health Service Pilot, St James’s Hospital, Dublin
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.