Research Summaries

Research Summaries

Publication Date: 2013
LGBTQ youth prefer receiving services at schools, community centres and LGBTQ specific agencies. There is no ‘one size fits all’ youth program for LGBTQ youth. Youth require varied services and safe settings to account for the different needs of youth in the LGBTQ community. Social services for sexual minority youth: Preference for what, where and how services are delivered was published in Children and Youth Services Review, 35(2), p...
Publication Date: 2011
Household food insecurity is an extensive problem in North America, affecting 8% of Canadian households in 2007/08. The key predictors of household food insecurity are low income and reliance on government assistance.  Numerous calls for responses to food insecurity have drawn attention to housing affordability as an important factor. Housing is considered to be affordable if 30% or less of gross household income is spent on shelter...
Publication Date: 2013
Youth’s social environments affect their experience with heavy drinking. This varies between black and white youth. However, youth that have at least four people in their immediate social network who are students are less likely to drink. Download the summary (PDF)Are Social Network Correlates of Heavy Drinking Similar Among Black Homeless Youth and White Homeless Youth? was published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73(...
Publication Date: 2013
Suicide rates for street-involved and homeless youth are higher than the general youth population. Previous research has focused on the risk factors that increase suicide attempts and suicidal ideation (thoughts) among street youth. These include current and past experiences with unstable housing, victimization, depression, and substance abuse. This study considers the impact these factors may cause on both suicide attempts and...
Publication Date: 2013
Youth reported learning about HIV and hepatitis in both nurse-run and arts messaging formatted programs. Youth responded more positively to the nurse led program, learned more and reported that it had a more positive impact on their lives. Impact of Nursing Intervention on Improving HIV, Hepatitis Knowledge and Mental Health Among Homeless Young Adults was published in the Community Mental Health Journal, Volume 49, Issue 2 in 2013,...
Publication Date: 2013
People who are experiencing homelessness have a larger chance of being exposed to Hepatitis B or C. A large percent may not be aware that they have the virus. This poses a danger to themselves and others. Case management has been successful in making sure people are aware of their exposure. Impact of Hepatitis B and C Infection on Health Services Utilization in Homeless Adults: A Test of the Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model for...

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