From homelessness to healthy professional helping others
Derek Book left 20 years of "substantial crisis" to get educated, work with others
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Uploaded: 5 Feb, 2016
Recording Date: 12 Nov, 2015
Recording Location: Nanaimo, B.C.
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Program Title: From homelessness to healthy professional helping others
Description: Derek Book is a consultant living in Victoria, British Columbia. While Derek spent the first twenty years of his life “in substantial crisis,” he went on to become university-educated, and has been working in the field of social work for over twelve years as a case planner, needle exchange worker, homeless count coordinator, and shelter coordinator.
He is the author of the blog Formerly Homeless, and is a tireless advocate for those experiencing homelessness.
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Host(s): Kevin Midbo, Nicholas Holt
Featured Speakers/Guests: We speak with Derek Book.
Health > Mental HealthType: Interview
Society and Culture
Health > Addiction