Children and Youth

Sexual Minority, Justice-Involved Youth: A Hidden Population in Need of Integrated Mental Health, Substance Use, and Sexual Health Services [2018]

Purpose We sought to compare the demographic characteristics, drug and alcohol use, sexual behaviors, delinquency, and mental health indicators of sexual minority and nonsexual minority first-time offending, court-involved, nonincarcerated adolescents. Methods Using adolescent- and caregiver-reported baseline data from the Epidemiologic

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Social Connectedness, Self-Efficacy, and Mental Health Outcomes Among Homeless Youth: Prioritizing Approaches to Service Provision in a Time of Limited Agency Resources [2018]

Homeless youth frequently meet diagnosis criteria for depressive and/or substance use disorder(s). Although prior research has established that both social connectedness and self-efficacy buffer vulnerable youth’s adverse health outcomes, few studies have compared the potential of these protective factors on

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Social-structural factors influencing periods of injection cessation among marginalized youth who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada: an ethno-epidemiological study [2017]

BackgroundInjection drug use is associated with HIV and hepatitis C transmission, overdose, and other preventable harms. These harms are heightened for structurally vulnerable injection drug-using populations, as their social conditions pose barriers to safer injecting. Previous research on injection cessation

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Sociodemographic, clinical and help‐seeking characteristics of homeless young people with recent onset of psychosis enrolled in specialized early intervention services [2020]

AimTo examine differences in demographic, clinical, social, functional and help‐seeking characteristics of homeless vs housed individuals enrolled in specialized early intervention teams in the United States. MethodsParticipants comprised 1349 individuals enrolled across 21 teams. Teams report individual‐level data including homelessness

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System Improvement Through Service Collaboratives (SISC)

Implementing Cross-Sectoral Initiatives within the Justice System to support Children and Youth with Mental Health & Addiction Needs Learn how the Niagara, Champlain, and Kenora Rainy River Justice Collaboratives have used implementation science and a community-led process to support the exploration of system challenges,

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The Impact of Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder on Restraint and Seclusion in Pre-Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients [2020]

Introduction: Features of intellectual disability (ID) and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may hinder responsiveness to interventions typically used during psychiatric hospitalization to manage severely disruptive behavior, and could increase the likelihood of experiencing restraint and/or seclusion (R/S). This study investigated

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