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Impact of Homeless Family Interventions on Family Functioning

Linda Frisman, PhD, Connecticut Dept. Of Mental Health and Addiction Services, 410 Capitol Avenue, PO Box 341431, MS #14 RSD, Hartford, CT 06134, (860) 418-6788, frisman@uconnvm.uconn.edu, Brian Arthur, MA, Community Rehabilitation Division, University of Arizona, 721 N. Fourth Avenue, #107, Tucson, AZ 85705-8445, and Hsiu-Ju Lin, MA, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, 410 Capitol Avenue, MS # 14 RSD, Hartford, CT 06106.

The SAMHSA Homeless Families Initiative is testing interventions to assist homeless mothers with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders in eight sites (Worcester, MA; Connecticut; Capitol District, NY; Westchester, NY; North Carolina; Phoenix, AZ; and St. Louis, MO). Although each of the program sites tests a unique intervention model, all seek to improve outcomes with respect to parenting and family stability. Methods: 1656 homeless mothers with substance abuse or mental health disorders were consented to participate in the study to test local interventions. At baseline and at 3, 9, and 15 months, they were administered the Family Resource Scale and the Parenting Questionnaire, and their current status with respect to child custody was recorded. In this session, we will present preliminary findings from a comparison of outcomes of families in the experimental intervention with those in the comparison condition at each program site.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

[ Recorded presentation ] Recorded presentation

Two Homeless Family Intervention Projects

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA