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WWW.APPLIEDSURVEYRESEARCH.ORG
55 Brennan St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728‐1356
991 W. Hedding St., Suite 102
San Jose, ...
WHO WE AREWHO WE ARE
• Applied Survey Research
– A 30‐year‐old non‐profit
social research firm
headquartered in
Watsonvill...
WHY A SPECIAL YOUTH COUNT?WHY A SPECIAL YOUTH COUNT?
• General PIT count methods ineffective
• Homeless youth (HY) results...
HOMELESS YOUTH PIT COUNT CRITICAL STEPS
4
• Promote the importance of a dedicated HY
Count (typically on the day of your P...
HOMELESS YOUTH PIT COUNT CRITICAL STEPS –
CONT’D
5
• Use CBPR (Community Based Participatory
Research techniques)
• HY sho...
HOMELESS YOUTH PIT COUNT CRITICAL STEPS –
CONT’D
6
• Choose a good time – 3:00pm (afterschool) or
late PM (after 10:00pm o...
HOMELESS YOUTH PIT COUNT – SURVEY
COMPONENT
7
• Develop a customized HY homeless survey that
includes HUD required data + ...
SAMPLE OF DATA
COLLECTION FORM
8
9
WWW.APPLIEDSURVEYRESEARCH.ORG
55 Brennan St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728‐1356
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San Jose, ...
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Including Youth in PIT Counts, Part 2: A Case Study of San Jose and Santa Clara County – NAEH Special Webinar (Peter Connery)

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Including Youth in PIT Counts, Part 2: A Case Study of San Jose and Santa Clara County – NAEH Special Webinar (Peter Connery)

  1. 1. WWW.APPLIEDSURVEYRESEARCH.ORG 55 Brennan St. Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 728‐1356 991 W. Hedding St., Suite 102 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 247‐8319 Including Youth in PIT Counts, Part 2: A Case Study of San Jose and Santa Clara County – NAEH Special Webinar Peter Connery Applied Survey Research November 15, 2010
  2. 2. WHO WE AREWHO WE ARE • Applied Survey Research – A 30‐year‐old non‐profit social research firm headquartered in Watsonville, Calif. – ASR has conducted over 30 PIT counts, and developed homeless youth (HY) counts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Clara‐San Jose, Sonoma, Mendocino and others 2
  3. 3. WHY A SPECIAL YOUTH COUNT?WHY A SPECIAL YOUTH COUNT? • General PIT count methods ineffective • Homeless youth (HY) results in AHAR and CoC reports do not reflect growing trend • Difference populations require different data collection strategies • HY do not co‐mingle with general homeless population • HY are expert at avoiding detection • HY need to be integrated into the CoC network 3
  4. 4. HOMELESS YOUTH PIT COUNT CRITICAL STEPS 4 • Promote the importance of a dedicated HY Count (typically on the day of your PIT count) • Partner with HY shelters, drop‐in centers and other youth advocate groups • Promote the importance of HY awareness that results from these efforts • If possible, include a HY‐focused youth survey in your planning • Take careful steps to minimize the risk of duplicate counting of HY located in general PIT count
  5. 5. HOMELESS YOUTH PIT COUNT CRITICAL STEPS – CONT’D 5 • Use CBPR (Community Based Participatory Research techniques) • HY should enumerate HY – Peer‐to‐peer • HY workers should be target recruited by providers & be reliable & trustworthy • HY workers need paid training and close oversight • Use 2 step process – 1) observational count 2) HY survey • Assign Peer Counselor as oversight
  6. 6. HOMELESS YOUTH PIT COUNT CRITICAL STEPS – CONT’D 6 • Choose a good time – 3:00pm (afterschool) or late PM (after 10:00pm or midnight) • Plan HY PIT route • Adult driver responsible for drop‐off/pickup • Let HY enumerators determine the homeless youth from the general youth • Let HY enumerators estimate age categories (under 18 or 18‐24) • Document locations to nearest cross‐streets – do not betray the trust you have earned by disclosing hang‐out locations • Reconcile HY PIT to general PIT for Dupe review
  7. 7. HOMELESS YOUTH PIT COUNT – SURVEY COMPONENT 7 • Develop a customized HY homeless survey that includes HUD required data + HY specific data • HY peer‐to‐peer interviewing ($5/completed) • Develop survey quota plan informed by HY PIT • Develop quality control procedures – train interviewers and avoid selection bias • Provide driver support when necessary • Administer as many surveys as possible. Use sample size calculator if needed.
  8. 8. SAMPLE OF DATA COLLECTION FORM 8
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  10. 10. WWW.APPLIEDSURVEYRESEARCH.ORG 55 Brennan St. Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 728‐1356 991 W. Hedding St., Suite 102 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 247‐8319 THANK YOU! 10 Peter Connery Applied Survey Research connery@appliedsurveyresearch.org 831.728.1356

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