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Community Trauma Treatment for Runaway and Homeless Youth, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
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The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth establishes and sustains evidence-based clinical treatment and trauma-informed services for runaway and homeless youth aged 13 to 21 in the Hollywood community. The Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, collaborates with four community agencies the Los Angeles Free Clinic, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the Los Angeles Youth Network, and My Friend's Place and the larger Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership.
Approximately 300 youth per year receive varying levels of service, ranging from case management and wellness groups in drop-in centers to intensive clinical treatment in shelters and transitional living programs. Approximately 25 percent of the youth served are minors (17 years of age and younger) and 60 percent are young men; the majority are youth of color. The center is adapting several evidence-based intervention models to serve its population of homeless and runaway youth. (Authors)
Los Angeles, CA
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A program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services