From Our Federal Partners: Mental Health Needs and Service Use Among Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness Webinar – Tuesday, September 9, 2017
This webinar, held by Pathways RTC, presents data from a new national study of homeless young adults (age 18-26) gathered through drop-in centers and shelters in seven cities across the country – the Homeless Youth Risk and Resilience Survey. The webinar will include data from the study and the voices of youth who participated to provide more information about the intersection of homelessness and mental health problems. Examining patterns of mental health service use and unmet need in this group will provide an understanding of how young adults are managing their mental health needs while homeless. Presenters will also describe the implications for programs providing mental health services for adolescents and young adults. Potential solutions to increase connection and supports for these young people through early identification and intersystem communication will be discussed. This webinar is made possible by funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET)
Sarah C. Narendorf, PhD, LCSW – University of Houston, Graduate School of Social Work
Matthew Uretsky, PhD, MSW, MPH – Portland State University, School of Social Work