Learnings Archives - Youthlink

Homelessness is a public health issue

One of YouthLink’s interns, Mai, shares her thoughts on viewing homelessness as a public health issue. When we talk about public health, we’re talking about health issues in our communities, figuring out why those health issues exist, breaking beyond the surface barriers to understand the issues on a deeper level, and finding solutions to improve […]

Trauma-informed services is one of the nine guiding principles at Youthlink, but why is it so important?

Shannon Brennan is YouthLink’s Therapist, and helps young people overcome trauma they’ve experienced so they can heal and move forward. In this article, she explains why working with youth from a trauma-informed perspective is so important. We recognize many of our clients may have experienced multiple childhood traumas in addition to the trauma of being homeless […]