Pretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization

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New Publication for  October 2021- Pretreatment In Action: Interactive Exploration from Homelessness to Housing Stabilization

Available via Barnes & NobleAmazon Kindle e-bookHardcover, 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 

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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. 

                                      

Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First
Audiobook cover of Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First

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.

 

 

 

Pretreatment, Psychologically Informed Environments, and Housing First

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This 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. 

-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 3 Book Series featured on Amazon

Available separately via Barnes & NobleAmazon Kindle e-bookHardcover, 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 ($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 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 Cheallaigh, MB, MRCP Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead, Inclusion Health Service Pilot, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First
Audiobook cover of Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First

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.