Integrating Innovation in Service Delivery and Research to Connect Inner City Youth with Wellness
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Hospital
Drs. Steve Mathias (left) and Chris Richardson
Abstract: The Inner City Youth Program (ICY) is the primary referral point for street-involved youth with mental health and addictions challenges in need of psychiatric support and ongoing psychosocial rehabilitation in Vancouver. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of the ICY program with a focus on the recent transition from a hospital-based intensive case management program to an integrated storefront youth clinic (The Granville Youth Health Centre) that provides support for mild to moderate health issues in addition to intensive case management programming.