Agency-Based Tracking of Difficult-to-Follow Populations: Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs in St. Louis, Missouri

@article{Pollio2000AgencyBasedTO,
  title={Agency-Based Tracking of Difficult-to-Follow Populations: Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs in St. Louis, Missouri},
  author={David E. Pollio and Sanna J. Thompson and Carol S North},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={36},
  pages={247-258}
}
Objectives. This study explored agency-based tracking methods for one of the most difficult-to-follow populations: runaway and homeless youth. Methods. A total of 118 program discharges from three federally funded agencies serving runaway/homeless youth in St. Louis, Missouri were tracked for a follow-up study of this population. Agency staff attempted to locate and interview program participants three months post-discharge using a protocol that systematically varied times and location of… CONTINUE READING

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