Access to Mental Health Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Calgary, AB

dc.contributor.advisorKwok, Siu Ming
dc.contributor.authorChatha, Sukhmani
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-24T18:36:59Z
dc.date.available2023-01-24T18:36:59Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.description.abstractThis capstone researches access to mental health services for youth experiencing homelessness in Calgary. Having mental health supports would provide developmental aid such that youth who are experiencing homelessness have non reoccuring experiences and are still able to properly develop their skillset for mental and emotional wellbeing in transition into adulthood. Based on the literature and research available, there are five issues that need to be addressed – the limitations of mainstream mental health services for homeless youth, limited use of shelters among youth experiencing homelessness, a lack of residential stability, low levels of school based interventions, and aging out of government care. Although the focus here is on mental health, the approach to address the issue cannot purely be related to increasing mental health services. Such interventions might address those who are experiencing homelessness for a short period of time, however they fail to address the issue of youth homelessness itself which must be considered as well to ensure an effective long term solution. In order to effectively address the issue, more funding for youth supportive housing combined with wraparound mental health and other social services is recommended.
dc.identifier.citationChatha, S. (2022) Access to Mental Health Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Calgary, AB (Unpublished master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/115726
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/40639
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Public Policy
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Graduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgary
dc.titleAccess to Mental Health Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Calgary, AB
dc.typereport
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
capstone_Chatha_2022.pdf
Size:
568.77 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.94 KB
Format:
Plain Text
Description: