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Intervention to Promote Healthy Behaviors in Homeless Youth

PI, Dr. Lynn Rew, University of Texas-Austin, College of Nursing/ Co-I Natasha Slesnick, The Ohio State University –

Although youth experiencing homelessness often have unpredictable lives, they also have inherent strengths such as optimism, hope, self-efficacy, and gratitude that represent psychological capital. Psychological capital has been shown to be a strong motivator of behavior. In collaboration with the University of Texas-Austin, OSU and STAR House are testing “The Best Possible Self Intervention” as a way to help youth engage in healthier, future-oriented behaviors. Additional information regarding this study will be posted upon its completion.


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