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Trauma-Informed Care

November 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn the framework for trauma-informed care and its essential application in working with survivors, including agency-based incorporation of trauma-informed practices and services that support survivors’ safety, autonomy, and well-being. Participants will have increased knowledge of and engage in innovative safe housing programming for survivors in their communities.

About the Presenter:

Kris Billhardt, M.ED., ED.S., NASH’s Director of Program and Practice Innovation, has worked in the domestic and sexual violence movement for over three decades. As a service provider, manager, educator, and activist, her work is fueled by a commitment to seek and implement approaches that push toward more meaningful and effective response to survivors. Accomplishments include development of a nationally recognized innovative program design, extensive training, coaching, and technical assistance, and authorship of several publications.

The Home Free program, which Ms. Billhardt built and directed over a span of 21 years, has contributed to field-level change. Named as a best practice in 2010, Home Free’s “Housing First” program pioneered provision of DV-specific rapid re-housing, mobile advocacy, and flexible financial assistance. Now working as a Technical Assistance Specialist for the National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH) and as an independent consultant, Ms. Billhardt is excited to work with others who aspire to enhance our approaches and effect broad systems change built on lessons learned in the DSV field and other social change movements.

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