A Study of the Risks and Resilience of Unstably Housed Youth
SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US! You can participate in this study if:
- You are a young person between the age of 14 and 24
- You recently experienced housing instability and were not with your parent or guardian during this time
Your information would help us better understand the health risks for unstably housed youth in small urban areas and how to improve supports and services to address the risks effectively.
If you are interested in participating in the study, click here (SURVEY HAS CLOSED) to complete a 2-minute screener survey to see if you qualify.
- If you qualify, you will have the opportunity to participate in the study survey which will take about 30 minutes.
- The survey is CONFIDENTIAL and completely voluntary. You will not be asked your name and will not be identified as participating in the study. You do not have to participate if you do not want to.
- You will receive $20 for completing the survey. If you also participate in other parts of the study (like a follow-up interview or referring your peers into the study), you can receive up to $75.
1. To collect information on the risk and resilience factors affecting homeless and unstably housed youth in small urban areas in Connecticut
2. To pilot test an internet-based peer recruitment strategy-called web-RDS for recruiting hard-to-reach groups of unstably housed youth who are not using services.
Web-RDS is a method for youth to refer other youth that they know through their online social networks via email, texting, social media, etc. It’s considered an effective recruitment strategy to reach vulnerable and hidden populations who are not using services, but hasn’t been tested to reach unstably housed youth.