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The Relationship Between Homelessness and Behavior Problems Among Youth in North Texas: A Brief Report

The Relationship Between Homelessness and Behavior Problems Among Youth in North Texas: A Brief Report
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

Yes

Abstract

This journal article describes a study that examined the relationship between homelessness and behavior problems in children by comparing families with children who are homeless with families with children who have never been homeless. The researchers obtained data from the Childrens Health Assessment and Planning Survey collected by the Childrens Health System of Texas. The average age of the children participating in the study was 12. By parent report, the researchers collected data on five behaviors regarding their children: arrest and trouble with the police, behavior problems at school, suspension, and suicide attempts. The study found an association between homelessness and higher rates of problem behaviors, including arrests, academic problems, and suicide attempts. Overall, children who were homeless were 36 percent more likely to experience any kind of behavior problem compared with the general population. Since families with children who are dealing with homelessness often seek medical care at emergency departments and health clinics, the authors recommend further research to determine if enhanced identification and screening of homeless youth in clinical settings would reduce the occurrence of behavioral problems in this at-risk population.

Accession number
25463
Authors
Reingle Gonzalez, J. M., Jetelina, K.K., Roberts, M., Otsuki Clutter, M., Sanders, C., Baidhya, S., Tsai, R.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

American Journal of Criminal Justice

Year published new
2017
Availability

Full-text article available by subscription or article purchase at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12103-017-9427-1

Effectively Integrating the CANS into the Wraparound Process

Effectively Integrating the CANS into the Wraparound Process
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide is intended to support states, systems, and organizations in their efforts to integrate the Wraparound care coordination process with the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) decision-making measurement tool. The National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) and the National Wraparound Implementation Center developed this document with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, which is the organizational home of the CANS. NWI defines Wraparound as a service delivery strategy that provides comprehensive, holistic, youth and family-driven ways of responding when children and youth experience serious mental health or behavioral challenges. This guide describes how to best use the CANS within the four phases of the Wraparound process: engagement phase, planning phase, implementation phase, and the transition phase. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25775
Authors
Estep, K., Lyons, J.S., Bruns, E.J., Zabel, M.D.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

National Technical Assistance Network for Childrens Behavioral Health

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Childrens Mental Health Network at: https://www.cmhnetwork.org/resources/effectively-integrating-the-cans-i…

Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Family Homelessness

Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Family Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Accession number
25684
Type new
Brief
Organization

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Series
Homeless Families Research Brief
Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the OPRE website at: https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/205256/adolescents.pdf