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.
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Lam, Brian|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|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|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be