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Recovering My Soul After Brain Injury
Recovering My Soul After Brain Injury

Brain Injury & Homelessness

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Tom Tatlock shared this  • Some different information that shows what can happen when a Person “falls between the cracks.”

About 50% of the persons who become chronically homeless have sustained a TBI. ~ 2/3 of them had their 1st TBI before they became homeless.

Here are some references: (I highly recommend # 2, by Jennifer Highley.)

Homelessness and Traumatic Brain Injury – Articles, Presentations
# 1. T. E. & Howard, E. A. (2007, June 5). Cognitive Impairments and the Prevention of Homelessness: Research and Practice Review. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 28, 375-388.

# 2. J. L., & Proffitt, B. J. (Ed.) (2008, June) Traumatic Brain Injury Among Homeless Persons: Etiology, prevalence and severity. Nashville, TN: Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network.
# 3. Hwang, S. (2008, October 7). The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury on the Heath of Homeless People Canadian Medical Association Journal, 179(8)

# 4. Lafferty, B. (2010, May). Traumatic Brain Injury: A Factor in the Causal Pathway to Homelessness? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6, 358-362.

5. Luchetti, V. (2008, October 24). Cognitive Deficits and Other Hidden Disabilities Among Homeless Men and Women. Webinar presentation for State of Virginia PATH providers, from


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