3014.0 Design and Evaluation of Interventions for Specific Populations (e.g., runaway homeless youth, individuals with mental illness, substance abuse disorders)

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session addresses several key issues related to homeless youth and families. Presenters share ideas to provide effective outreach and intervention to meet the special needs of this population.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the possible impact of effective interventions on the foster care system as a contributor in the reduction of homelessness 2. Identify key risk factors that put youth living in shelters at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS,STI's and substance abuse 3. Describe characteristics and treatment needs of homeless mothers who enter treatment for substance abuse

8:50 AM
Assessing risk in young adolescents and their caregivers living in NYC family shelters
Nisha Beharie, MPH, Kosta Kalogerogiannis, LMSW, Laura Elwyn Elwyn, MSW, Rita Lawrence, RN, Angela Paulino, BA, Ervin Torres and Mary McKay, PhD

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Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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