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If you’d like to read more about research that has been done in the areas related to the Reading, Writing and ESOL Project,

please read on. Where is it possible to provide links, these are underlined. Click on the links to read the research.

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Research quoted on this website:

Brunzell, T, Waters, L., & Stokes, H. (2015). Teaching with strengths in trauma-affected students: A new approach to healing and growth in the classroom. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(1), 3–9.

Bramley, G & Fitzpatrick,S with Edwards, J ,Ford, D, Johnsen, S, Filip Sosenko, F & Watkins, D (2015), Hard Edges Mapping severe and multiple disadvantage [online], Lankelly Chase website, [online] Available from

Jones, K (2018), Literacy and numeracy support for homeless adults: An exploration of third sector employment and skills provision [online] Available from

Luby, J & , J, Walsh (2006) Missed opportunities: The case for investment in skills and learning for homeless people, the Lemos and Crane website [online] 


Olisa, Paterson, Wright (2010), Turning the Key: Portraits of low literacy amongst people with experience of homelessness, (online) Available from

Perry, B (2006) 'Fear and Learning: Trauma-Related Factors in the Adult Education Process' in Johnson, S and Taylor, K (ed) The Neuroscience of Adult Learning, San Francisco, Wiley, p25)

Sanders, B and Albanese, F (2016), “It’s no life at all” Rough sleepers’ experiences of violence and abuse on the streets of England and Wales, [online] Available from

St Mungos (2014) Reading counts: why English and Maths skills matter in tackling homelessness, The St Mungos website [online]. Available from 

St Mungos (2015), Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) call for evidence: Addressing complex needs - Improving services for vulnerable homeless people-St Mungo’s Broadway submission [online] Available from


Related research/articles/training

Anna Reisenberger, David Barton, Candice Satchwell, Anita Wilson, Caroline Law and Simon Weaver, Engaging homeless people, Black and Minority Ethnic and other priority groups in Skills for Life, Research report, the University College London website. Available from  

Bomber, Louise (2020), Know me to teach me: Differentiated discipline for those recovering from Adverse Childhood Experiences, London, Worth Publishing LTD

Butler and Carello (2015) ‘Practicing what we teach: trauma informed educational practice’ Journal of Teaching in Social Work [online] (last update unknown) Available from


Davidson, S (2018), Trauma-Informed Practices for Postsecondary Education: A Guide, San Diego University ACES Connection Website [online] (updated 25/02/18) Available from   


Every Child a Chance, (2009) The long term costs of literacy difficulties, 2nd edition [online] Available from 

Evolve Housing (2018), Breaking the cycle of trauma [online], Available from

Fabian, D, (2017) ‘Trauma and Homelessness’ Homeless in Europe, Winter 2017


Homeless Link (2018) The Future Hostel, [online] Available from The Future Hostel_June 2018.pdf ( 

Irving, A and Harding, J (2022), The Prevalence of Trauma among People who have Experienced Homelessness in England. Available at:

Johnson, R (2018) ‘Trauma and Learning: Impacts and Strategies for Adult Classroom Success’ MinneTESOL Journal, [online] 34 (2) p1-9 Available from 

Kerka, S, (2002) Trauma and Adult Learning. ERIC Digest website [online] Available from


McInerney, M and McKindon A (2014), Unlocking the Door to Learning: Trauma-Informed Classrooms & Transformational Schools, Education Law Centre website [online] (last update unknown) Available from 

Richardson, J and Ingoglia, C, (2019) Recommendations for Trauma-Informed Design, National Council for Behavioural Health website [online], (last update unknown) Available from  


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website [online]. Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach.(2014) Available from SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach 

Theodorou, N and Johnson, S, (2017) Homelessness and Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Homeless in Europe, Winter 2017


Thomas, Crosby and Vanderhaar (2019), Trauma Informed Practices in Schools Across Two Decades: An interdisciplinary Review of Research, the Sage Journals website [online] (last update unknown)

The Gift of Reconnection: Trauma informed practice training-Thrive LDN and Nicola Lester Psychological Trauma Consultancy

Trauma-Informed Practice training – Thrive LDN


Wartenweiler, T (2017), ‘Trauma Informed Adult Education: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis’, The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education [online] 7 (2) p96-106 Available from

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