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SUBSTANCE USE AMONG HOMELESS & RUNAWAY YOUTH
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
What age are we talking about?
“Types” of homeless youth?
Actual Numbers? Not Really
Summary Scope of the Problem
SCREENING & ASSESSMENT
Adult versus Youth
WHY DO THEY USE?
Looking At Statistics compared to non-homeless youth
LGBTQ homeless youth face greater harm than their hetero peers…
TRAUMA SUBSTANCE USE Attachment Biology / Behaviors Cognitive Processes Dissociation Emotional Regulation Self-Concept
Attachment connecting to others
Evidenced Based Practices
Hearing from YOUTH
State of the Homeless Workforce Scope of the problem
“Trauma Exposure Response”? Trauma Stewardship
Acknowledging this response means:
What Contributes to It?
Societal Forces Systematic Oppression
Inability to Embrace Complexity
Chronic Exhaustion/Physical Ailments
Inability to Listen/Deliberate Avoidance
Sense of Persecution
Anger and Cynicism
Inability to Empathize/Numbing
Grandiosity: An Inflated Sense of Importance Related to One’s Work
Evidence based self-care practices