Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
The SAFE study examines the effects of brief mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral intervention aimed at improving risk-related attention skills (risk detection, problem solving, assertiveness, and help seeking) in order to reduce substance use and victimization among young people (ages 18-21) experiencing homelessness.
Youth (ages 18-21) living at a local youth shelter will be recruited and randomly assigned to receive the SAFE intervention (plus usual case management) or to receive usual case management only. Those assigned to SAFE will receive 12 mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral modules through a 3-day intensive group intervention provided by an agency intern and a hired project staff member. The intervention uses mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral approaches to augment youth attention to risk-related processes, including risk detection, problem solving, assertiveness, and help seeking skills. It is hypothesized the intervention will result in reduced substance use and victimization and that these effects will be explained, at least in part, by improved risk-related attention skills (risk detection, problem solving, assertiveness, and help seeking skills). Post baseline interview, participants will be randomly assigned and will participate in a posttest interview (1 week post baseline) and follow up interviews at 6-weeks, 3-months, and 6-months post baseline interview.
Safety Awareness For Empowerment (SAFE)
Urban Peak Shelter and University of Denver
University of Denver
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-12-06T00:24:49-0500
The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy in decreasing the likelihood of substance use of a brief motivational enhancement intervention in adolescents referred to psychiatric ...
Chronic drug addiction is not only associated with increased mental health symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, but also with brain (neural and cognitive) deficits. These neurocogniti...
The purpose of this randomized intervention trial is to evaluate the relative efficacy of bystander training elements (delivery mode and integration of substance abuse prevention) among co...
The Hunger Project/Epicenter strategy is a community based development strategy that will positively affect health, education, empowerment, and consumption.
At risk youth face various adversities including homelessness, social isolation, substance abuse and other mental illnesses. Thus far, the investigators have successfully partnered on prog...
The objective of this study was to address the uptake of safer vehicles and in-vehicle technologies among older adults through a better understanding of extent and use of safer vehicles and awareness/...
Adverse healthcare events are major public health problem with the heaviest burden in the low and middle-income countries. Patient safety awareness among healthcare professionals is known to impact th...
Obstetrics and gynecology is a specialty practiced in some of the most complex care environments. Particular attention must constantly be paid to maintaining patient safety as a primary focus. A safe ...
The role of online health communities (OHCs) in patient empowerment is growing and has been increasingly studied in recent years. Research has focused primarily on individualistic conception of patien...
The effects of an empowerment-based self-management intervention on empowerment level, psychological distress, and quality of life in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A randomized controlled trial.
There is considerable interest in advocating empowerment in diabetes care. Health professionals, however, often fail to realize empowerment in clinical practice, especially in patients with poorly con...
An institute of the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION which is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions and for developing standards of safety and health. Research activities are carried out pertinent to these goals.
The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.
The sum total of measures taken and regulatory policies enacted to ensure the safe use of consumer products.
Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.
A psychological state of awareness, the practices that promote this awareness, a mode of processing information and a character trait. As a therapy mindfulness is defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment and as a state and not a trait.