Addressing homelessness and mental health challenges

Responding to Youth Homelessness: A Systems Approach Learning Series - Session #2

Keynote: Cheryl Forchuk, Professor and Associate Director of Nursing Research at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, with a cross appointment to the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario.

In the second session of this Learning Series, Cheryl Forchuk discusses the relationship between mental illness, addiction, and homelessness; preventing homelessness after psychiatric treatment; and approaches for homeless youth with mental health and substance use problems.

Related Resources
Forchuk, C., MacClure, S. K., Van Beers, M., Smith, C., Csiernik, R., Hoch, J., & Jensen, E. (2008). Developing and testing an intervention to prevent homelessness among individuals discharged from psychiatric wards to shelters and ‘no fixed address’ Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15, 569-575.

Forchuk, C., Russell, G., Kingston-MacClure, S., Turner, K., Lewis, K., Dill, S. (2006) From Psychiatric Wards to the Streets and Shelters. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 13(3), 301-308.

This learning series was made possible by a United Way York Region partnership with York University’s Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Unit funded through a Public Outreach Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC); the Canadian Homelessness Research Network and Eva’s National Initiatives Program.

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