This study shows - once again - that it is not essential to begin every project with lengthy and expensive research, when immediate action and intervention is what counts. Thanks to #ACEs, the data is there already : not rocket-science, and no need to re-invent the wheel.
[ ... Notwithstanding the small cohort involved, this research adds to the international body of evidence on trauma and substance use, criminality and homelessness. The research highlights the need for health and community services to explore and implement trauma-informed approaches to ensure they can effectively engage trauma survivors, and women substance users in particular. ]
[ ... The data in this research align with similar research nationally and internationally, concluding that people using homeless, addiction and criminal justice services are likely to be ‘unrecovered trauma survivors’. ]
Research by *Quality Matters* with the assistance of #Sharon_Lambert Lecturer at the School of Applied Psychology, Cork University