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Enhancing Risk Detection Among Homeless Youth: A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Promising Pilot Intervention
Author(s): Kimberly A. Bender, Anne DePrince, Stephanie Begun, Jessica Hathaway, Badiah Haffejee, Nicholas Schau
Publication Date: 2016
Homeless youth frequently experience victimization, and youth with histories of trauma often fail to detect danger risks, making them vulnerable to subsequent victimization. The current study describes a pilot test of a skills-based intervention designed to improve risk detection among homeless youth through focusing attention to internal, interpersonal, and environmental cues. Youth aged 18 to 21 years (N = 74) were recruited from a shelter and...
Author(s): Kimberly Bender, Stephanie Begun, Anne DePrince, Badiah Haffejee, Sarah Kaufmann
Publication Date: 2014
Little information exists on the use of audio-based activities in groups as a means to engage young people’s strengths. This article presents findings from a study that employed a coconstructed audio documentary group to explore homeless youths’ experiences in a music studio, their attached meaning, and whether studio and group involvement engaged youths’ strengths. Four young people and the author met over the course of 12 sessions to collaborat...