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Holistic, trauma-informed adolescent pregnancy prevention and sexual health promotion for female youth experiencing homelessness: Initial outcomes of Wahine Talk

 

Children and Youth Services Review, December 2019

 

Elizabeth M. Aparicio, Olivia N. Kachingwe, Danielle R. Phillips, Jamie Fleishman, Julia Novick, Trisha Okimoto, M. Kaleipumehana Cabral, Lana Sue Ka’opua, Christine Childers, Jason Espero, and Kent Anderson

 

Suggested Citation
Aparicio, E. M., Kachingwe, O. N., Phillips, D. R., Fleishman, J., Novick, J., Okimoto, T., … & Anderson, K. (2019). Holistic, trauma-informed adolescent pregnancy prevention and sexual health promotion for female youth experiencing homelessness: Initial outcomes of Wahine Talk. Children and Youth Services Review, 107, 104509. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104509

Abstract
Female youth experiencing homelessness are at high risk for pregnancy due to a host of individual, family, and community-level risk factors. This embedded mixed-method quasi-experimental pilot study examined the initial outcomes of Wahine (woman) Talk, a comprehensive sexual health program delivered by an interdisciplinary team to female youth experiencing homelessness. Wahine Talk includes provision of and connection to basic needs resources, peer mentoring, group based sexual health education, and linkage to and provision of sexual health care.

 

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