Pretreatment Guide now available as an Audiobook

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Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First
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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 will also be available as an Apple iTunes audiobook by December 20th, 2019.

 

-National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) Webinar on Homeless Outreach and Pretreatment

~Celebrating the new book~  Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness: From Pretreatment Strategies to Psychologically Informed Environments

Now available via Barnes & NobleAmazon Kindle e-bookHardcover, and Paperback. All formats are also available worldwide via Book Depository and  Amazon-UK , Amazon CA, as well as other outlets-

Or order paperbacks directly from the publisher Here – Save 20% and get FREE Shipping when you use coupon code HELPHOMELESS 

 Transatlantic Dialogues on Trauma and Homelessness

Our hope is to share and encourage transatlantic dialogues on homelessness that includes our narratives, challenges and successes in order to promote mutual learning and communication, as well as a more informed practice.

We have crossed the cultural divide in our work with colleagues at various conferences (e.g. International Street Medicine Symposium), sharing insights from around the globe. Of course this is not limited just to conferences, as cross-cultural perspectives on homelessness flow via journal articles, books, University coursework, staff trainings, and easily accessible podcasts, as well as through a variety of websites such as the PIElink that offers interviews and library materials on transatlantic homelessness issues.  In fact, I recently taught the first graduate studies course on PIE and Pretreatment, utilizing multi-media resources from PIE-Link, with college students in the US. These forums, as well as the exchange programs between the US and UK, provide the opportunities to share insights from PIE and Trauma Informed Care approaches to homelessness.

Robin Johnson, the founder of PIE, developed a dedicated section on Transatlantic Dialogues that can be found via PIELink.  Check out the following menu items that Robin has highlighted for further exploration:

The Transatlantic Exchange Programme

A Two-Way Trade

Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness- Including a Transatlantic Homelessness Glossary

PIEs and HF in Europe

American PIE

Reflections on Homeless Outreach & Housing First

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~ We Support Human Rights, Freedom & Diversity ~

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

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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

Thus far more than 33% of book related profits ($2872) have been given to national (U.S.) charities that support the goal and ideal of ending homelessness.  Please see Donations page for more details

  • Northeast Public Radio Interview ~ Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways
    “It looks to me like the bible for people who want to do this kind of work.”    –Dr. Alan Chartock  –Here’s the interview on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

                                        

The critically acclaimed book Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways: From Words to Housing is based on my many years of doing outreach counseling, advocacy, and developing housing alternatives for chronically homeless individuals throughout NYC, Boston, and Western MA.  Stories of survival, meaning making and overcoming are shared along with an approach for helping those who are most in need.

E-book, paperback, and hardcover versions are available here, as well as online via Barnes & NobleAmazon, and many other outlets.

This book (HNPP) was recommended by the following organizations:

ForeWord Digital Review
“Given the enormous and increasing budget cuts facing these historically tax-supported programs, this epidemic of homelessness forces us to care for one another in creative ways that are unprecedented in recent memory. For this pressing reason, Levy’s book presents a pretreatment model for action that is becoming necessary reading as narrative for improving policy, supervision, and outreach counseling services for the most vulnerable among us.”

-Pamela Harris Kaiser – ForeWord Review of Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways

Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First

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~ We Support Human Rights, Freedom & Diversity ~

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

ptg_400

Order it today via Barnes & Noble ~ Nook E-book or Amazon ~ Kindle E-book

“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

Thus far more than 33% of book related profits ($2587) have been given to national (U.S.) charities that support the goal and ideal of ending homelessness.  Please see Donations page for more details

  • Northeast Public Radio Interview ~ Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways
    “It looks to me like the bible for people who want to do this kind of work.”    –Dr. Alan Chartock  –Here’s the interview on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

                                        

The critically acclaimed book Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways: From Words to Housing is based on my many years of doing outreach counseling, advocacy, and developing housing alternatives for chronically homeless individuals throughout NYC, Boston, and Western MA.  Stories of survival, meaning making and overcoming are shared along with an approach for helping those who are most in need.

E-book, paperback, and hardcover versions are available here, as well as online via Barnes & NobleAmazon, and many other outlets.

This book (HNPP) was recommended by the following organizations:

ForeWord Digital Review
“Given the enormous and increasing budget cuts facing these historically tax-supported programs, this epidemic of homelessness forces us to care for one another in creative ways that are unprecedented in recent memory. For this pressing reason, Levy’s book presents a pretreatment model for action that is becoming necessary reading as narrative for improving policy, supervision, and outreach counseling services for the most vulnerable among us.”

-Pamela Harris Kaiser – ForeWord Review of Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways

Health Care for the Homeless  Review
Levy crafts stories of characters who sear the memory: Old Man Ray, the World War 2 veteran who resents the VA system and regards himself as the de facto night watchman at Port Authority; Ben who claims to be a prophet disowned in his own country, crucified by the government and enslaved by poverty finds a bridge to the mainstream services and a path to housing through the common language of religious metaphors, including redemption and forgiveness; and Andrew who has been “mentally murdered” is helped to understand his own situation and gain disability benefits through the language of trauma; among others.

These stories are deftly interwoven with theory and practice as Levy constructs his developmental model of the engagement and pretreatment process. The outreach worker strives to understand the language and the culture of each homeless individual, builds a bridge to the mainstream services, and helps those providers to understand the special circumstances of these vulnerable people. Levy bears witness to the courage of these pilgrims who wander the streets of our cities, and his poignant book is a testament to the healing power of trusting and enduring relationships.

Jim O’Connell, MD – President and Street Physician for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.  Dr. O’Connell is nationally recognized as one of the preeminent experts on homelessness and health care.

A full listing of Jay S. Levy’s publications and more than 70 citations of his published work are now  available at google scholar.