3017.0 Design and evaluation of interventions for homeless youth

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
Design and evaluation of interventions for specific populations (e.g., runaway homeless youth, individuals with mental illness, substance abuse disorders). This session will discuss several interventions targeted at a homeless youth population and the challenges and strategies in implementing these kinds of interventions. The session will provide key elements to develop and evaluate more effective interventions.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify three strategies for evaluating an intervention with homeless youth. 2. Discuss behavioral health issues seen among homeless youth. 3. List key elements of a youth focused model to address behavioral health needs of homeless youth. 4.Describe ways to improve street-based STI and HIV testing. 5.Identify two major risk factors for adolescent girls to become involved in survival sex. 6. Identify two main reasons young women give for discontinuing involvement in survival sex.
Kathy Proctor, MPH MHSA

8:30 AM
Relationship volence prevention for runaway and homeless youth: Developing and evaluating a tailored intervention
Arlene Schneir, MPH, Mona Desai, MPH, Heather Carmichael, LCSW, Erin Casey, MSW and Paul Gore, PhD
9:10 AM
Evaluation of a street-based STI and HIV testing model for homeless youth in San Francisco
Amanda R. Smith, MPH, Dina M. Wilderson, PhD and Colette Auerswald, MD, MS
9:30 AM
Early involvement in survival sex among homeless girls; a comparative study
Curren Warf, MD, MSEd, Mona Desai, MPH and Leslie Clark, PhD

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Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus

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

See more of: Caucus on Homelessness