Navigation Links
Homeless youth need more than treatment for substance abuse, study says
Date:5/12/2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new study of homeless youth suggests that treating substance abuse and mental health problems may not be enough to help get teens off the streets.

Instead, researchers found that creating more opportunities for work, education and medical care were the most important factors in reducing homelessness.

A study of 180 homeless youth in New Mexico found that those with the most social stability, such as those who attended school more often or those who had a job, were most likely to reduce their homeless days over a six-month period.

While youth who had a history of abuse or mental health problems were more likely to become homeless, those same characteristics did not predict teens and young adults getting off the street six months later.

It looks like the predictors of homelessness might be different than the predictors of exiting homelessness. So that means prevention targets should be different from intervention targets, said Natasha Slesnick, lead author of the study and associate professor of human development and family science at Ohio State University.

When youre homeless and youre entrenched in the homeless lifestyle, without housing and without stabilization, its hard to get out of it. Its hard to get homeless youth off of alcohol and drugs when theyre still trying to get their basic needs met. And a lot of the kids use alcohol and drugs as a way to cope with being homeless, she said.

The research was published recently in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. The study was conducted between 2001 and 2005 and is one of the first to look at the predictors of homelessness in youth, as most of the research on the homeless focuses on adults. Research focused on 180 homeless youth between 14 and 22 years old who accessed New Mexico drop-in centers.

Those youth who were homeless for at least three months participated in follow-up interviews three and six months after beginnin
'/>"/>

Contact: Natasha Slesnick
Slesnick.5@osu.edu
614-247-8469
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. $8,000 Winning Bids at Governors Livestock Auction to Benefit College-Bound Youth and Homeless
2. United Way of Greater Los Angeles Kicks Off Initiative to Prevent and End Homelessness With HomeWalk 2007
3. The Jericho Project Announces Rehabilitation Residence for Homeless and Low-Income Veterans
4. Homeless Vets - VA Sets the Record Straight
5. New Gallup Survey Finds Half of Los Angeles Area Residents Have Taken in a Near-Homeless Person, One-Third Fear Homelessness Themselves
6. Homeless cells find temporary lodging -- and their demise
7. Detroit Homeless Men Adopt Local Families for Christmas
8. California Department of Social Services Announces Improved Access to Disability Payments to Homeless Individuals
9. More than two-thirds of sexually active NYC youth use condoms, but other forms of birth control lag
10. Study documents rapid increase in youth bipolar disorder diagnoses
11. Rates of bipolar diagnosis in youth rapidly climbing, treatment patterns similar to adults
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2015)... 26, 2015 Avid Collector Andrew Hawley ... Rolling Stones Greensboro Coliseum concert posters. The concert was ... the Stone's Second American Tour. , According to ... out of Baltimore, Maryland. This poster blank was used ... southern cites. Globe uses garish lettering and colors on ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 The ... vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. ... Court, Southern District of West Virginia. According to ... Conference was convened that day, after certain defendants ... Form Complaint. The Order directed that any Preliminary ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... BWI (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 An ... celebrated three months of successfully welcoming visitors to the ... 2015. , As part of a major construction ... airport was completely redesigned to speed up arrivals. ... process of getting out of the airport and onto ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... Sports controversies continue to revolve around issues of abuse ... case with the Miami Dolphins and Richie Incognito, or off the ... Rice domestic abuse case. In a recent episode of SCI ... implications of locker room culture on teams. He examines what worked ... do to improve the locker room as a work place. ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... April 24, 2015 Constellations Recovery celebrates ... in Westchester County. Just 35 miles from New York ... back into everyday life while recovering from addiction. The ... 2015, will allow therapists, doctors and treatment centers to ... more about the opportunities offered by Constellations Recovery.,  , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 2Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 3Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 4Health News:The Tuscany on Grace Bay Celebrates Providenciales Airport Expansion With Summer Specials to Travelers! 2Health News:David Steele Discusses Locker Room Culture on SCI TV 2Health News:David Steele Discusses Locker Room Culture on SCI TV 3Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 2Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 3
... able to stop or even slightly improve the progression ... to implant // embryonic cells into their brains, say ... that helps control movement. People with Parkinson’s don’t produce ... in people with the condition. ,Researchers compared 20 ...
... of Pittsburgh Medical Center treated 33 prostate cancer patients, ... Patients received the same radiation doses that patients in ... study show the elderly patients had a five-year survival ... patients experienced no unusual or prolonged breaks in treatment ...
... to cancer-causing pollutants found in the air, report researchers ... .Past studies in mice have shown exposure to pollutants ... the fact the placenta filters out most of the ... in humans. ,Researchers collected blood samples from 265 ...
... United States suffer from erectile dysfunction. This causes a ... and weight loss // , obese men with erectile ... say researchers. ,Researchers, conducted a study to determine ... increase in physical activity, would improve obese men’s erectile ...
... not decrease, but may increase, the risk for dementia ... an association between postmenopausal estrogen use and lower risk ... estrogen plus progestin in women aged 65 to 79 ... estrogen-only trial, researchers found 47 participants were diagnosed with ...
... 20s could reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure ... with spikes in blood pressure are more likely to have ... ,Specialists say assessing blood pressure changes in response to stress ... risk of high blood pressure. In a large study more ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:4/23/2015)...  AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV ) has announced that ... its New Drug Application (NDA) and granted priority review ... of ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir (OBV/PTV/r), with ribavirin (RBV). The ... genotype 4 (GT4) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. ... being evaluated by the FDA for patients in ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... , April 23, 2015 Once again, ... strengthening our commitment to patient safety. BeaconMedaes, ... fight against infectious disease. The next generation ... Medical gas sensors are now mounted in the assembly, ... need to open ceiling tiles potentially releasing dust spores ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... FRANCISCO , April 23, 2015 Nektar Therapeutics ... the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 on Thursday, April ... Howard Robin , president and chief executive officer, will host ... p.m. Eastern Time (ET)/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). ... the conference call can be accessed through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 2U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 3U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 4U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 5U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 6U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 7BeaconMedaes launches new Zone Valve Box Assembly 2Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the First Quarter 2015 on Thursday, April 30, 2015, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets 2
... Photocure (OSE: PHO), a Norwegian specialty pharmaceutical company ... from its consumer trial with Allumera™, a breakthrough cosmetic ... The RevitAll study was performed with a standard ... Allumera™ improves skin appearance, when compared to exposure by ...
... Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: ... of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and ... of women, announced today the U.S. Food and ... Makena™ (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection), formerly known as Gestiva™. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Photocure Announces Positive Allumera™ Trial Results for Delivering Significant Skin Appearance Improvements 2Photocure Announces Positive Allumera™ Trial Results for Delivering Significant Skin Appearance Improvements 3Photocure Announces Positive Allumera™ Trial Results for Delivering Significant Skin Appearance Improvements 4FDA Approves Hologic's Makena™ (Formerly Referred to as Gestiva™) Pharmaceutical 2
... includes everything from the care package ... Spare Fluorescent Bulb, additional Vibratome Feather ... and a Specimen Tray. ... 1/2" speciment mounts, replacement rotating mounts, ...
... The Specimen Tray accessory fits inside the ... removable working area for tissue sectioning. Specimens ... specimen tray. This is a great option ... an expensive buffer, or wish to utilize the ...
... inside the existing black Vibratome bath. This ... buffer and ice kept in the original black ... has round mounting disks that can be easily ... bath surface are marked with degrees of rotation ...
... This unit provides a convenient reservoir of cooling ... operated for an extended period of time or in ... nearby to cool the hot side of the thermoelectric ... of water, which is adequate to run the 900R ...
Medicine Products: