Mental Health and Homeless Students: A Closer Look
Homeless high school students are struggling to not only find a place to sleep, but to meet their emotional and mental health needs. To mark Mental Health Awareness Month, ICPH more closely explored its recent data report, More Than a Place to Sleep, shedding light on the traumatic toll homelessness takes on students.
ICPH’s Senior Policy Analyst Anna Shaw-Amoah and Chief of Staff Liz Cohen took a closer look at the mental health struggles this vulnerable population faces, highlighting existing social and emotional supports, and considering ways to increase access to trauma-informed services for teens.
More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students
In New York City, one out of every eight public school students has been homeless at some point in the past five years. One in four (26%) of these students is in high school. In this report, we begin to explore differences in risk behaviors and health outcomes between homeless high school students and their housed classmates.
Join ICPH principal policy analyst Jennifer Erb-Downward as she walks you through the unique needs and risks these students face, revealed in the new report, More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students.
NYC’s homeless high school students face a daunting array of health risks, including asthma attacks, unplanned pregnancies and self-harm, according to a study to be released Monday by ICPH.