A Study of the Risks and Resilience of Unstably Housed Youth
This study sought to evaluate a web-based sampling program to improve its effectiveness when used among unaccompanied, unstably housed (UUH) youth, and to identify the social, ecological determinants of HIV risk for UUH youth in order to address the HIV prevention needs of UUH youth. Through the use of three focus groups with UUH Youth, the social connectedness of these young people was explored. Focus group participants (2) were hired and trained as research assistants, responsible for co-developing the study instruments, and for collecting and analyzing data. The study utilized multiple seeds in four study sites, engaging participants to respond to surveys and in-depth interviews.
Heather Mosher, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Director of the Youth Action Hub
Community Principal Investigator
Director of Public Policy
Jianghong Li, M.D., M.S.
Senior Research Scientist