Natasha Slesnick Portrait

Lean In Speaker Series

Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth presents:

"Returning from the Margins: Engaging Youth Experiencing Homelessness"

Monday, January 24, 2022
Noon to 1 p.m. EST
Zoom Webinar
Presented by:

Natasha Slesnick, PhD
Associate Dean and Professor
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University

Join the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth for our first Lean In speaker of the new year, Natasha Slesnick, PhD, an Associate Dean for Research and Administration and Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State. Homelessness is still a major problem in the U.S with an estimated 4.3% of youth aged 13-17 years and 9.7% of those aged 18-25 years experiencing homelessness in the previous year. Youth appear to be at greater risk for living on the streets or being homeless than adults, and more vulnerable to its long-term consequences. The system of care has enormous gaps in its ability to identify, engage and serve the increasing numbers of homeless youth. The system also lacks connection to the right types of care appearing to underlie individuals’ cycling in and out of homelessness, hospital emergency departments and inpatient beds, detox programs, jails, prisons and psychiatric institutions. Cost effective, innovative and sustainable efforts to reverse the increasing rates of homelessness and unmet needs among youth are desperately needed.

Don't hesitate to contact the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth with questions about this event. We hope to see you there!

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