T. Frederick

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While there exists an extensive body of knowledge regarding the risks associated with youth homelessness, very little work has addressed the process of exiting street contexts. This paper reports baseline findings from an ongoing longitudinal study assessing factors associated with a successful transition out of homelessness. Fifty-one formerly homeless(More)
Among marginalized populations, homeless adults are known to have elevated rates of mental health and substance use problems compared to the general population, but less is known about their youthful homeless counterparts. While few studies currently exist, what research has been conducted among street-involved youth has confirmed high rates of comorbidity(More)
Our objective is to identify links between physical health and community participation among individuals with schizophrenia or a psychosis mental illness. Semi-structured qualitative and quantitative interviews and community tours were conducted over 10 months ( N = 30). Interviews were transcribed and analyzed using a grounded theory coding strategy.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to measure community participation in persons with severe mental illness (SMI) in Toronto, Ontario and outlines a methodological approach for understanding the dimensions of community participation. METHODS A mixed methods approach was used to define activity spaces through participatory mapping and a qualitative survey(More)
Community participation is often cited as a crucial component of wellness for people with mental health diagnoses. Few studies explore community participation from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people with diagnoses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This article describes an in-depth qualitative study with 16 LGBTQ(More)
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