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Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Eric Rice
Research shows runaway and homeless youth are reluctant to seek help from traditional health providers. The Internet can be useful in engaging this population and meeting their needs for sexual health information, including information about HIV and...
Eric Rice, Anamika Barman-Adhikari
Little is known about internet and social media use among homeless youth. Consistent with typologies prevalent among housed youth, we found that homeless youth were using internet and social media for entertainment, sociability, and instrumental...
Eric Rice, William Monro, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Sean D. Young
Objective: To examine the association between sexual health and internet use, including social networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook, among a sample of homeless adolescents at high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. ...
Kimberly Bender, Nicholas Schau, Stephanie Begun, Badiah Haffejee, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Jessica Hathaway
Case management, a widely practiced form of service brokerage, is associated with a variety of positive outcomes for homeless youth, but it may be difficult to implement, as youth face logistical barriers to attending in-person meetings. As part of...
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Elizabeth Bowen, Kimberly Bender, Samantha Brown, Eric Rice
Background: The ability of homeless youth to accumulate resources through their personal relationships with others (i.e. social capital) is often associated with improved outcomes across multiple domains. Despite growing evidence...
Kimberly Bender, Samantha M. Brown, Stephanie Begun, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Kristin Ferguson
Homeless youth experience elevated rates of victimization, yet few studies have identified malleable intervention targets that could mitigate risk for such adverse experiences. Building on a prior study that used latent class analysis to identify 3...
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Jaih Craddock, Elizabeth Bowen, Rohan Das, Eric Rice
The current study assessed the relative influence of both injunctive and descriptive norms in the context of different referent groups (i.e., family, street peers, home-based peers, and staff members) on past 30-day methamphetamine, heroin, and...
Eric Rice, Robin Petering, Harmony Rhoades, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Hailey Winetrobe, Aaron Plant, Jorge Montoya, Timothy Kordic
Background Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning (LGBQ) high school students experience higher rates of homelessness than their heterosexual peers. Moreover, LGBQ high school students are more likely to stay in riskier locations (eg, with a...
Hailey Winetrobe; Harmony Rhoades; Anamika Barman-Adhikari; Julie Cederbaum; Eric Rice; Norweeta Milburn
This study aims to understand the associations of contraceptive service utilization (i.e., accessing condoms or birth control), pregnancy attitudes, and lifetime pregnancy history among male and female homeless youth in relation to use of effective...
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Robin Petering, Rebecca Lengnick-Hall, Eric Rice, Harmony Rhoades, Sarah McCune
Little is known about rates and correlates of service use or the role that social context plays in service engagement among homeless youth. This study compares two distinct service areas and uses a social network approach to examine how...
Kimberly Bender, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Jonah DeChants, Badiah Haffejee, Yolanda Anyon, Stephanie Begun, Andrea Portillo, Kaite Dunn
Photovoice is a participatory action research method that empowers participants to photograph their everyday lives as a means of documenting and advocating for their needs; it has rarely been utilized with young people experiencing homelessness. The...
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Hsun-Ta Hsu, Stephanie Begun, Andrea Perez Portillo, Eric Rice
Most studies of condomless sex among homeless youth have focused on peer norms, while excluding other potentially pertinent influences. This study explored how different types of relationships contributed to norms about condomless sex and whether...