4180.0 Rehabilitative Care for Homeless Children and Youth

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
Previous research findings have documented disproportionate rates of substance abuse among homeless youth and demonstrates population differences across regions where services are provided. Identifying predictors of youths addiction to drugs and alcohol provides important feedback for designing more effective treatment responses for this underserved population. Technology can be an effective tool linking homeless youth to support services.
Session Objectives: 1)Describe rates of substance abuse among homeless street youth. 2)Identify strategies for using technology in order to reach homeless youth and provide ongoing health services. 3)Assess the nutritional adequacy of diets of homeless children.

12:30 PM
Predictors of addiction to alcohol and drugs among street youth in three U.S. cities
Sanna Thompson, PhD, Jina Jun, MSW, David Pollio, PhD, Kristin Ferguson, PhD and Kimberly Bender, PhD
1:30 PM
Technology as an underutilized tool for providing health services and support to street youth
Kimberly Bender, PhD, Kristin Ferguson, PhD, David Pollio, PhD, Sanna Thompson, PhD and Jennifer McClendon, MSW

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

Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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

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