Family Intervention: Building Relationships and Increasing Stability for Runaway and Homeless Youth

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Webinar | June 18, 2012

Files: Powerpoint Slides (PDF | 31 pages | 2.11 MB)

This webinar discusses the importance of family intervention, and practices used to reunify and connect homeless youth with their parents; and a model designed to decrease risky behaviors.

André C. Wade, Program and Policy Analyst with the National Alliance to End Homelessness provides an overview of family intervention, which includes family reunification, family connecting and family finding. The webinar also features Tania Pryce, LPC, LADC, Director of Outreach for Youth Services of Tulsa (YST), who discusses family intervention work being done within a continuum of service options, the challenges and opportunities to family intervention, as well as how to reduce barriers to providing service to families and individuals in need. Dr. Norweeta Milburn, Director of Research and Evaluation, FOCUS Headquarters, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior discusses a short family intervention model, Support to Reunite, Involve and Value Each Other (STRIVE), the components that are included in the STRIVE sessions and how a family intervention can be delivered for families of homeless youth.

Building Relationships and Increasing Stability for Runaway and Homeless Youth