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SAMHSA Homeless Families Initiative: An Overview of the Population Being Studied

Angelo Ponirakis, PhD and Debra J. Rog, PhD. Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, 1915 I Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 833-3512, angelo.ponirakis@vanderbilt.edu

Initiated in 1999, the SAMHSA Homeless Families Initiative is a two-phase, multi-site program designed to test and evaluate the effectiveness of time-limited mental health, substance abuse, and trauma treatment interventions for homeless mothers with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders who are caring for their dependent children. A cross-site evaluation of the study site interventions is being facilitated by a Coordinating Center working collaboratively with all sites, the federal government, and a Consumer Panel. This presentation will highlight the eight participating project sites in the Initiative, providing an overview of the interventions involved. The presentation will also portray the 1600 mothers and their children, describing such characteristics as family composition, mental health issues, substance use, and the motherís residential history.

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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.

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Two Homeless Family Intervention Projects

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