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Predictors of Retention in an Alcohol and Risky Sex Prevention Program for Homeless Young Adults

Predictors of Retention in an Alcohol and Risky Sex Prevention Program for Homeless Young Adults
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article looks at what factors predict retention rates of young adults who are homeless in a program to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) and risky sexual behaviors. As part of a larger intervention program study, the authors identified a sample of 100 participants between the ages of 18 and 25. Nearly half of the participants completed the four-session program. Findings indicate that the factors of sleeping outdoors and receiving the program in the urban setting predicted the participants attending fewer sessions. The authors suggest that these findings can help outreach staff and researchers better prepare methods to engage higher risk homeless youth and retain them in services.

Accession number
25851
Authors
Pedersen, E.R., Ewing, B.A,, DAmico, E.J., Miles, J.N.V., Hass, A.C., Tucker, J.S.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Prevention Science

Volume new
19
Year published new
2020
Availability

Available with journal subscription or article purchase at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11121-018-0866-9

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) provides an overview of the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) and Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs and reviews the McKinney-Vento and Runway and Homeless Youth Act requirements related to cross-systems collaboration. NCHE suggests strategies to promote cross-system collaboration to support the education of runaway and homeless youth. The brief includes two partnership profiles and additional resources.

Accession number
25721
Type new
Brief
Organization

National Center for Homeless Education

Series
Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration Brief Series
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the NCHE website at: https://nche.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/rhy-lea-collab.pdf