Research and Reports

Siemer Institute - Defining Trauma-Informed Care

Siemer Institute - Defining Trauma-Informed Care

Individuals experiencing homelessness are more likely to have experienced traumatic stress. Trauma can interfere with a person’s ability to create stable social and professional networks, complicating the road to recovery from homelessness. This brief defines trauma-informed care and makes the case for its application in family stability programs. Download

Siemer Institute - Applying Trauma-Informed Care

Siemer Institute - Applying Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-informed care (TIC) has increasingly been integrated into social services, especially those that involve assisting clients to achieve better outcomes for themselves and/or their family. In this issue brief, the Siemer Institute offers insights from interviews with case managers who actively integrate these principles into their family stability programs. Download

Siemer Institute Application of 2-Gen Approaches

Siemer Institute Application of 2-Gen Approaches

Two-generation (2-Gen) programming creates new opportunities and challenges in homelessness prevention settings. This brief draws upon the experience of several Siemer Institute supported partners that implement 2-Gen programs to offer a practical review of how 2-Gen principles can be implemented in programs that work to prevent family homelessness and/or improve school stability for children. Download

Siemer Institute – Defining 2-Gen Programming

Siemer Institute – Defining 2-Gen Programming

Two-generation (2-Gen) or “whole family” programming has emerged as an important strategy to combat intergenerational poverty. This issue brief establishes the Siemer Institute’s definition of 2Gen programming that is appropriate for programs that focus on family stability – especially housing stability and school stability - and target families with school-aged children. Download

Siemer Institute 2016 Evaluation Report

Siemer Institute 2016 Evaluation Report

The 2016 Program Evaluation describes to overall impact of programs supported by the Siemer Institute, describes key features of Siemer Institute programs, and it examines whether specific program practices are effective in promoting housing stability, school stability, and financial stability. The report relies on data collected by Siemer Institute funded partners in more than 50 communities across the US. Download