Welcome to 2019~Celebrating a New Publication
Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness: From Pretreatment Strategies to Psychologically Informed Environments
News and Updates:
-Episode 55: Talking Trauma Across the Atlantic with Jay Levy & Robin Johnson-Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast
-Very positive review by Matthew Bennett in the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless – 27(2), 2018. It is entitled Shifting perspectives and finding gold: a review of Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness – An excerpt of the review can be found here
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Our latest book project Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness delves further into some specific methods of dialogue paired with numerous narratives that demonstrate how cultural divides can be crossed in order to promote person centered relationships.
Book Reviews: 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
Faculty, Global Brain Health Institute
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
More information on the International Street Medicine Symposium can be found HERE.
Thus far more than 33% of book related profits ($3657) have been given to national (U.S.) charities that support the goal and ideal of ending homelessness. Please see Donations page for more details