ERIC Number: EJ1154445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Effectiveness of Houvast: A Strengths-Based Intervention for Homeless Young Adults
Krabbenborg, Manon A. M.; Boersma, Sandra N.; van der Veld, William M.; van Hulst, Bente; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.; Wolf, Judith R. L. M.
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n6 p639-652 Oct 2017
Objective: To test the effectiveness of Houvast: a strengths-based intervention for homeless young adults. Method: A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted with 10 Dutch shelter facilities randomly allocated to an intervention and a control group. Homeless young adults were interviewed when entering the facility and when care ended. Repeated-measures analyses and logistic regression analyses were conducted by the principle of intention-to-treat framework (N = 251). Results: Improvements were demonstrated on quality of life; satisfaction with family relations, finances, and health; employed or in school; depression; care needs; autonomy; competence, and resilience in both conditions. A higher proportion of homeless young adults who received care according to Houvast were still receiving care at follow-up and successfully completed the trajectory compared to those who received care as usual. Conclusion: Homeless young adults seem to benefit from service provision in general. Further research on the effectiveness of Houvast is needed after sufficient model fidelity has been achieved.
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Young Adults, Homeless People, Foreign Countries, Emergency Shelters, Interviews, Quality of Life, Family Relationship, Income, Health, Employment Level, Educational Attainment, Depression (Psychology), Needs, Personal Autonomy, Competence, Resilience (Psychology), Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Well Being, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Statistical Analysis, Anxiety, Interpersonal Relationship, Regression (Statistics)
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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