New Guidance: Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
July 20, 2011
On July 20th, Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Director of Labor's Women's Bureau Sara Manzano-Diaz spoke at Arlington National Cemetery to launch their new guide, Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers.
This guide was created for service providers to address the unique psychological and mental health needs of women Veterans. The guide is a compilation of best practices aimed at improving effectiveness in engaging female Veterans, with concrete steps providers can take to improve and modify their programs to increase outcomes for this population. "As the number of women veterans increases, we need to provide better, more tailored tools to support them as they transition back into civilian life," said Secretary Solis. "This guide acknowledges the experiences and challenges facing women veterans, and will result in better assistance and better outcomes for these deserving women."