Service utilization among homeless and runaway youth in Los Angeles, California: rates and reasons.

@article{Rosa1999ServiceUA,
  title={Service utilization among homeless and runaway youth in Los Angeles, California: rates and reasons.},
  author={Christine Johnson De Rosa and Susanne B. Montgomery and Michele D. Kipke and Ellen F. Iverson and Joyce L C Ma and Jennifer B. Unger},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={449-58}
}
PURPOSE To describe the service utilization patterns of homeless and runaway youth in a "service-rich" area of Los Angeles, California; identify demographic and other correlates of utilization; and contextualize the findings with qualitative data. METHOD During Phase 1 of this study, survey data were collected from an ethnically diverse sample of 296 youth aged 13-23 years, recruited from both service and natural "hang-out" sites using systematic sampling methods. During Phase 2, qualitative… CONTINUE READING
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