The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Substance Use Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Youth compose one of the largest sub-groups of the American homeless population. Research shows that polysubstance use is common among these individuals, and such youth are more likely to have co-occurring mental health disorders and engage in high-risk behaviors. This new issue explores the connections between substance use, trauma, mental health, and homelessness in the lives of young people, examining clinical perspectives and approaches to treatment and engagement.
Designed for and by American homeless health care professionals, this publication is designed to help learners understand and apply information about effective delivery of homeless health care. CME credits are available for reading the issue and successfully completing the post-test.