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Choices for Youth began with a “simple, two-step process: help youth find housing, education, and employment, and then help them maintain it” (Choices for Youth website). As they developed their knowledge and grew to understand more about the needs...
Now in operation for 25 years, Choices for Youth offers a number of core programs to meet the diverse needs of the youth of St. John’s.  Each program is designed to fit one or more core areas of focus: Crisis Response, Supportive Housing, Targeted...
Youth suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Nation wide it is the third leading cause of death in the 10-24 year old age group. The rate of suicide varies somewhat from state to state. In the state of...
Jeffrey A. Morzinski, Marcos L. Montagnini
Purpose: Palliative care education programs must be systematically designed and accurately evaluated in order to account for their impact on learners and learning communities. Logic modeling is a framework for designing educational programs and...
Train for Trades uses an Intensive Support Model (ISM) to provide 24/7 support to existing (and past) participants. During the day, support is provided by the Youth Support Worker on the job site and by the Youth Supports Coordinator as needed for...
The Foyer [4] is a great example of a unique way of providing support to youth through transitional housing. Popular in the UK and Australia in particular, it is gaining support and popularity in Canada, including Haven’s Way at the Calgary Boys and...
Marva Bluitt, Teresa House-Hatfield, Houston McAdams, Malcolm Burdick, Donna Dudley, Sherri Michaels, Chris Merrell, Sandra Otto, Janine Lenger-Gvist, Jan Eisworth, Jo Newton, Carolyn Gaston
This resource provides and abstract and link to a study which identified predictors of the potential for vocational rehabilitation for homeless veterans. Objective: Determine predictors of success in a vocational rehabilitation component of a...
Moher Downing, Thomas H. Riess, Karen Vernon, Nina Mulia, Marilyn Holinquest, Courtney McKnight, Don C. Des Jarlais, Brian R. Edlin
Syringe exchange programs (SEPs) have been shown to be highly effective in reducing HIV transmission among injection drug users (IDUs). Despite this evidence, SEPs have not been implemented in many communities experiencing HIV epidemics among IDUs....
This report describes the MICA (Mentally Ill Chemically Abusing) Program at the Tewksbury Hospital campus in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Several campus facilities collaborate in the MICA Program. Through Expert Case Conferences, principles of...
Tobacco addiction among persons with serious mental illness (SMI) has been largely ignored. About 75 to 85% of persons with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other SMI use tobacco; most will either die and/or have reduced quality of life because...
Abstract  This study evaluated the effectiveness of the three approaches for treating dual disorder clients who were homeless at intake: integrated assertive community treatment (IACT), assertive community treatment only (ACTO),...
Anonymous
Federal and state officials have grown increasingly concerned about the large number of individuals with serious mental illness who leave state prisons without health insurance and therefore without access to treatments and services to help them...