Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3810-1440

Date of Award

Summer 8-9-2022

Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Kim Ramsey-White

Second Advisor

Dr. Brian Williams

Third Advisor

Adam Goslin

Abstract

LGBTQ+ runaway and homeless youth are a vulnerable population at higher risk for survival sex, suicide, and sexual assault and rape than their heterosexual peers. The Alonzo A. Crim Center developed the LGBTQ+ Runaway Homeless Youth (LRHY) Outreach program to address the gap in homeless resources needed by the youth. This evaluation plan is being proposed to aid in the planning stage of the Street Outreach program. The evaluation presents a mixed design method and an external review of the program's data collection methods, such as pre-and post-test, focus groups, and outreach night reports. The evaluation findings would add to the gap in the literature surrounding LGBTQ+ youth in the Metro-Atlanta area experiencing homelessness. The findings could inform and influence current and future programming for this population in delivering appropriate resources and care to assist in eliminating youth homelessness and its associated harmful impact.

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