Gender differences in MH/SA referral rates among chronically homeless adults with trauma histories living in permanent supportive housing
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify that within this study population of chronically homeless adults, not only are men and women reporting comparable rates of past experiences with violence and trauma, they are also screening positive for symptoms of mental illness at similar rates. Compare referral rates to mental health and substance abuse support services between chronically homeless adult men and women. Demonstrate the need for more consistent referrals between men and women for substance use and mental health treatment services, as well as improved monitoring of referral processes and outcomes.
Keyword(s): Homelessness, Treatment Patterns
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the primary data collector and program evaluator for multiple federally funded grants focusing on housing/homelessness; mental illness, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; and systems integration.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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