This course examines a randomized clinical trial comparing three interventions for substance use and social stability in homeless youth. The study does a bivariate analysis of substance use and social instability. It includes protective and risk factors and variables such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation in each treatment arm.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Substance Use and Social Stability of Homeless Youth-A Comparison of Three Interventions created by Jing Zhang, Ph.D. and Natasha Slesnick, Ph.D. in 2019.
Course Material Authors
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Jing Zhang, Ph.D.
Dr. Jing Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Kent State University. Her research focuses on (1) exploring mechanisms linking contextual factors and health and behavioral outcomes of marginalized youth and families, and (2) developing, testing, and disseminating preventive interventions that mitigate the negative influence of contextual risk and foster positive family relationships and resilience. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Natasha Slesnick, Ph.D.
Natasha Slesnick is a professor of Human Development and Family Science in the Department of Human Sciences, and EHE Associate Dean for Research and Administration. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and her research focuses on intervention development and evaluation with substance using homeless youth and substance using mothers and their children. She has written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and books
Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Acknowledge the problem of substance use in adolescent homelessness.
Identify both risk and protective factors.
Summarize which approaches wee the most effective and whether social stability plays a role in substance use among homeless adolescents.
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Course Creator: Sandi Cardaman
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