Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A buddy leader program for at-risk homeless young adults who are coping with a chronic mental illness a grant proposal
by Ramirez, Erika, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 84; 1589646
Abstract (Summary)

At-risk homeless young adults who are homeless and are coping with a mental illness are faced with many challenges including inadequate stable housing, unemployment, physical and mental health problems, problems with the justice system, and re-victimization. The contributing factors of homeless young adults increase exponentially the likelihood of developing a mental health problem. Bolas and Hirsch estimated that psychiatric disorders in homeless young adults are rated greater than the general youth population, with 66-89% of homeless young adults having symptoms of one or more disorders. As such, there is a great need for community resources and programs that address the needs of at-risk homeless young adults coping with a mental illness. In partnership with Homes for Life Foundation, the Buddy Leader program will provide outreach, mental health education, and assistance through empowerment and engagement interventions for at-risk homeless young adults in the Los Angeles County area. The Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation has been selected as the funding source.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jennings, Lisa
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Homelessness, Mental health, Substance, Young adults
Publication Number: 1589646
ISBN: 978-1-321-77665-2
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