Outreach with street-involved youth: A quantitative and qualitative review of the literature

Outreach with street-involved youth: A quantitative and qualitative review of the literature

Forfattere
Connolly, J. Joly, L.
Årstall
2012
Tidsskrift
Clinical Psychology Review
Volum
32
Sider
524-534
Outreach workers meet with street-involved youth in their environment, and attempt to engage them in services vital to their well-being. The goal of this study is to conduct a systematic review of both the quantitative and qualitative research that explores outreach with street-involved youth. Using 16 outreach programs with quantitative information, our meta-analysis found that 63% of youth who are contacted through outreach later participate in the offered service. Our meta-synthesis of 31 qualitative articles on outreach uncovered 13 themes across 4 conceptual domains of interest. Themes pertaining to the therapeutic relationship, flexibility, and youth-centric programming had a large presence among the majority of the articles. Outreach with street-involved youth, when characterized through a strong bond between worker and youth, is an effective strategy for involving youth in agency services. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).

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Tiltaksnivå

Tidlig innsats

Tema

Psykiske vansker og lidelser

Atferdsproblemer

Antisosial atferd (vold/aggresjon, ungdomskriminalitet)

Utenforskap/marginalisering

Fattigdom

Tiltak

Folkehelsetiltak

Tiltak i nærmiljøet/infrastruktur (ungdomsklubber, frivillig arbeid, etterskoletilbud, veier, parker)

Aldersgruppe

Ungdom (13-18 år)

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