5073.0 Update on emerging research on veteran homelessness

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
In this symposium, we introduce current critical topics reflecting the recent research effort that recognizes the complexity of the homelessness condition in veterans. These presentations review the underlying issues and provide representative results of programmatic investigations of the factors related to the dramatically increased risk of suicidal behaviors in homeless veterans, characteristics of the growing older homeless veteran population, and more comprehensive approaches to the prediction of housing intervention outcomes.
Session Objectives: Identify two factors that contribute to risk for suicidal behavior in older homeless veterans Describe two characteristics that distinguish older from younger homeless veterans and their impact on housing outcomes Identify the relationships between housing status and risk for suicide attempt Describe two major factors that contribute to housing intervention outcomes in homeless veterans

8:30 AM
Update on Emerging Research on Veteran Homelessness
Roger Casey, PhD and John Schinka, PhD
8:31 AM
Suicidal Behaviors in Homeless Older Veterans
Roger Casey, PhD, John Schinka, PhD, Robert M. Bossarte, PhD and Wes Kasprow, PhD
8:46 AM
Suicide among Homeless Veterans, 20002008
Robert M. Bossarte, PhD, Vincent Kane, MSW, John Schinka, PhD, Stephen Metraux, MA, PhD, John F. McCarthy, PhD, MPH and Wes Kasprow, PhD
9:01 AM
Outcomes for Older Homeless Veterans in a Transitional Housing Intervention Program
Lisa M. Brown, PhD, Scott Barnett, PhD, Kathryn Frahm, PhD, Lawrence Schonfeld, PhD, Wes Kasprow, PhD, Roger Casey, PhD and John Schinka, PhD
9:16 AM
Veteran Homelessness 2000-2010: Examining a Comprehensive Model of Outcome Predictors
Roger Casey, PhD, John Schinka, PhD and Wes Kasprow, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Peace Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Caucus on Homelessness

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

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