Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Life-Skill Development and Its Impact on Perceived Stress and Employment Pursuits: A Study of Young Adults With a History of Homelessness and Trauma
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Project HOME, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Life-Skill Development and Its Impact on Perceived Stress and Employment Pursuits: A Study of Young Adults With a History of Homelessness and Trauma
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515378. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7119
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515378. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7119
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living skill development and stress management are positively correlated with success in the employment setting. This research focused on young adults who had aged out of the foster-care system and who had a history of homelessness and trauma. Programming measured the impact of pre–post group-based OT on facilitating progress toward employment-related goals while decreasing perceived stress levels. Results showed positive clinical significance trending toward statistical significance.

Primary Author and Speaker: Josephine Beker

Additional Authors and Speakers: Tina DeAngelis

Contributing Authors: Nitasha Rivera