Unhoused Youth in LA: A Perspective on Providing Health Care from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Youth experiencing homelessness is a multi-faceted problem that combines the complications of being unhoused along with the complexities of adolescence. The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles has been providing health care to this population for more than 40 years in the Los Angeles area. This presentation will share how staff utilizes principles of harm reduction paired with trauma-informed care while looking at the bigger picture of how unhoused youth will fare in a world where social justice, health, and socioeconomic equity are not always conditions that are attainable.

Speakers: Diane Tanaka, Medical Director, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Nanora Thompson, Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Categories: Best Practices, Children, Youth & Families, Clinical Practice, Homeless Services, Special Populations
Tags: 2024 National HCH Conference
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