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Sanna Thompson
There are few systematic studies of the school-aged offspring of drug-dependent patients, although this information is useful for planning evidence-based prevention programs. We have completed such a study, which we compare to a similar study...
Sanna Thompson, Kathleen Kost
This study investigated the likelihood of family reunification across ethnic groups of 14,419 youth using runaway shelter services nationwide. Among White, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian ethnic groups, youths who reported...
Sanna Thompson, Carol North
Objectives. This study explored agency-based tracking methods for one of the most difficult-to-follow populations: runaway and homeless youth. Methods. A total of 118 program discharges from three federally funded agencies serving runaway/homeless...
Sanna J. Thompson
Homeless emerging adults are one of this nation’s most underserved populations and are particularly vulnerable to the detrimental effects of trauma exposure, including developing PTSD. These young people typically reside in unstable and often...
Tiffany N. Ryan, Sanna J. Thompson
Homeless emerging adults need the safety and stability of housing programs if they are to avoid the elements and victimization of the streets, however, barriers to obtaining housing are numerous. This study identified factors associated with...
Sanna J. Thompson, Kimberly Bender, Jihye Kim
This study investigates family environments associated with depressive symptoms among male and female runaway adolescents. Data were collected on 197 participants recruited from a runaway youth shelter in the southwest. Regression analyses showed...
Sanna J. Thompson, Stephanie Begun, Kimberly Bender
Homeless youth face numerous challenging life circumstances, both prior to leaving home and while homeless. Examples of such difficult experiences include exceptionally high rates of pregnancy and early parenthood, particularly in comparison to...
Edward Spitznagel, Carol North, Sanna Thompson, Douglas Foster
Objective: Service use among clients of a multiservice agency serving homeless persons with severe mental illness was examined to determine whether patterns of service use reflected two stages in an adaptation of the transtheoretical model of change...
Edward Spitznagel, Carol North, Sanna Thompson, Douglas Foster
OBJECTIVE: Service use among clients of a multiservice agency serving homeless persons with severe mental illness was examined to determine whether patterns of service use reflected two stages in an adaptation of the transtheoretical model of change...
Sanna J Thompson, Holly McManus, Janet Lantry, Liliane Windsor, Patrick Flynn
Homeless young adults characteristically have needs for health and social services, yet often fail to access and frequently underutilize available care. Upon entering homelessness, these young people are faced with a structural existence from which...
Sanna Thompson, Amanda Barczyk, Rebecca Gomez, Lauren Dreyer, Amelia Popham
"Research has indicated that a high proportion of homeless emerging adults use substances. This article aims to understand the attitudes of these young adults concerning their substance use and its effect on their lives. A mixed methods...
Kristin M. Ferguson, Kimberly Bender, Sanna J. Thompson, Bin Xie
Research suggests that in comparison with their housed peers, homeless young adults have disproportionately greater involvement in criminal activity, including theft, property offenses, and illicit substance use (Baer, Peterson, & Wells,...
Sanna J. Thompson, Gerald Cochran, Amanda N. Barczyk
This study examined the direct effects of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, poor family communication and worries concerning family relationships, depression, anxiety, and dissociation on posttraumatic stress symptoms (Authors).
Kristin M. Ferguson, Kimberly Bender, Sanna J. Thompson
This study identified predictors of transience among homeless emerging adults in three cities. A total of 601 homeless emerging adults from Los Angeles, Austin, and Denver were recruited using purposive sampling. Ordinary least squares regression...