142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Targeted Evaluation of Youth Experiencing Homelessness

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session Objectives: Describe whether the mindfulness-based, cognitive, skill-building intervention increased homeless youths’ overall risk detection abilities. Describe the point prevalence of mental health distress and suicidality among runaway/homeless youth in Denver. Identify key partnerships and strategies being developed by communities to improve Point-in- Time count youth inclusiveness. Assess how one’s traveler status and connections to travelers are associated with substance use behaviors of traveling and non-traveling youth.

Improving Risk Detection Among Homeless Youth: Effects of a Randomized Trial
Kimberly Bender, PhD, Stephanie Begun, MSW, Badiah Haffejee, MSW, Anne DePrince, PhD, Nicholas Schau, MSW and Jessica Hathaway, Bachelor of Science
Correlates of Suicidality and Mental Health Among Runaway/Homeless YOUTH
Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC, Jesse Francomano, BA, BS, RN, Heather Anderson, PhD and Christine Gilroy, MD, MSPH
Youth Inclusion in California's Point-in-Time Counts: A Statewide Capacity Building Effort
Jessica Lin, MPH, Laura Petry, MSW, Jessica Reed, MSW, Shahera Hyatt, MSW and Colette Auerswald, MD, MS
Influence of “Traveling” Youth and Substance Use Behaviors in the Social Networks of Homeless Youth
Mee Young Um, MIS, MSW, Eric Rice, PhD, Harmony Rhoades, PhD, Hailey Winetrobe, MPH, CHES, Stephen Muth and Natalie Bracken, BA

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Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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