What IPH Seminar
Dr. Sarah Ascienzo and Dr. Natalie Pope will be discussing their innovative research surrounding homelessness for the free What IPH Seminar series. They will discuss their participants' challenges they encountered when trying to free themselves from reoccurring homelessness. This topic could not be discussed without talking about their trauma.
Participants spoke of trauma in early life, perhaps precipitating homelessness, as well as traumatic experiences while homeless. The 2 speakers will discuss these findings in detail, and also connect study findings to the need for trauma-informed care and supportive services that are sensitive to the urgency of homelessness as it is experienced by men in late life.
Dr. Sarah Ascienzo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at North Carolina State University. Dr. Ascienzo has over 15 years of clinical practice experience with children and families adversely affected by psychological trauma. Dr. Natalie Pope is an Associate Professor and PhD Program Director at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. Dr. Pope recently received the 2021 Rose Dobrof Award for her and her co-authors (Dr. Susan Buchino and Dr. Sarah Ascienzo) work on this topic.