Actions to “Gift” Youth Experiencing Homelessness This Holiday Season

By Maria Duarte, Reprinted from American Youth Policy Forum Setting the Context Missed Opportunities, a first-of-its-kind report by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, found that 1 in 10 young adults ages 18-25 experienced a form of homelessness over a 12-month period. Approximately 3.5 million young people are largely invisible to society. Particular subpopulations […]

The effectiveness of digital mental health interventions for marginalized populations

Schueller, S. M., Hunter, J. F., Figueroa, C., & Aguilera, A. (2019). Use of Digital Mental Health for Marginalized and Underserved Populations. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 6(3), 243–255. Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Although digital mental health (DMH) can help make mental health services more accessible for marginalized people, there’s still a lack […]

Can mentoring help homeless adolescents experience fewer problems with substance abuse?

Bartle-Haring, S., Slesnick, N., Collins, J., Erdem, G., & Buettner, C. (2012). The utility of mentoring homeless Adolescents: A pilot study. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38(4), 350-358. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although mentoring programs are attractive to many people, there is evidence that suggests that these kinds of programs have […]

Police can help homeless youth instead of arresting them

By Nicholas Forge and Ana LaBoy, Youth Today Justin (not his real name) was waiting to run into our group of volunteers as we conducted street outreach to youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. He hadn’t been seen in a while, and he was ready to tell us why. Exasperated, he […]