One of the HRC’s goals is to make connections – to help connect people with peers and the resources they need to do their jobs. One of my favorite parts of the job is seeing how excited people get when they hear about the resources HRC offers – FREE training for homeless service providers, FREE webcasts, FREE open access to the latest research on homelessness, and FREE, easy, online access to training toolkits and information on the latest best practices.
So, I’ve been even more excited to watch the news of HRC’s work spread across the web, and I wanted to share some highlights with you.
Our friends at InforUm, an online nationwide dialogue about housing, poverty, and homelessness, have been re-publishing HRC feature stories on their website. Thanks, InforUm!
Meanwhile, the folks at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network asked if they could feature HRC’s work on parenting and homelessness on their homepage. It turns out that some of their members contributed to the articles included in the Special Section of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry on the theme of “Parenting and Homelessness,” guest-edited by the HRC.
The Special Section helps fill a gap in the research on the challenges of family relationships in the context of homelessness. HRC is sponsoring free open access to the full text articles.
Recently, our friends at The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
(NAEHCY) published an article about the HRC in “The Beam,” their newsletter.
Then, just the other day I came across an article ("Gay and on the Street") in Q Notes about the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are experiencing homelessness. The article references an HRC article, " Supporting LGBT Youth and Their Families: The Family Acceptance
Project," about the importance of reaching out to families to help prevent the homelessness of these vulnerable youth.
HRC has also partnered with Brainline.org, a WETA website offering information and resources about preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury. Brainline.org is now pointing their users to HRC on their partner page, and we will be frequently sharing content across sites!
It’s so gratifying to be able to share our work with a broader audience – and we’re so grateful for all our amazing partners!
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