4268.0 Families experiencing homelessness, a comparison of interventions

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
Homeless families differ in homelessness patterns, needs and responsiveness to different interventions. It is important to understand factors that predict length of stay in shelters and to identify the impact of trauma and victimization. Doubled up families also face many of the same barriers that homeless families doin obtaining stable housing and accessing health and mental health services. A comparison of interventions provides findings that can help program planners and policy makers effectively target services for homeless families.
Session Objectives: 1) Discuss the impact of experiences with different types of trauma and victimization on treatment engagement and outcomes for homeless mothers. 2)Identify the associations between patterns of homelessness and the level of behavioral health service needs. 3)Participants will be able to describe research that examines factors associated with shelter duration and residential stability for homeless families.

2:30 PM
3:10 PM
Exiting Shelter: An Epidemiological Analysis of Barriers and Facilitators for Families
Linda Weinreb, MD, Debra Rog, PhD and Kathryn Henderson, PhD
3:30 PM
Dynamics and Costs of Behavioral Health Services Use by Patterns of Family Homelessness
Dennis Culhane, PhD, Jung Min Park, PhD and Stephen Metraux, MA, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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