Online Program

Homeless Youth: A Population at Risk for Substance Use (A collaborative session between ATOD and CoH)

Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Session Objectives: Identify the impact of network structure on substance use among homeless former foster youth. Compare the relative effects of social connectedness and self-efficacy in buffering homeless youth from common adverse mental health outcomes, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorder. Describe the association between mental health problems and perceived stress and substance use among homeless youth. Identify the association between practicing exchange sex with use of specific drugs.

Social Connectedness, Self-Efficacy, and Mental Health Outcomes Among Homeless Youth: Prioritizing Approaches to Service Provision   

Stephanie Begun, PhD Candidate, MSW, Samantha Brown, PhD, Kimberly Bender, PhD, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, PhD, Sanna Thompson, PhD and Kristin Ferguson, PhD
Mental health problems, stress, and substance use among homeless youth   

Sarah Narendorf, PhD, Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN and Matthew Cross, MA

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

Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Socialist Caucus, 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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