Posts Tagged ‘ Les Whitbeck ’

Whitbeck authors book on Native youth development

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

UNL sociologist Les Whitbeck has co-authored a new book designed to inform Native tribes and mental health service providers of the historical framework surrounding Native adolescents’ mental health and substance abuse issues. The book, “Indigenous Adolescent Development: Psychological, Social and Historical Contexts,” is based on a longitudinal study that Whitbeck began in 2001. The research […]

Understanding homelessness among women

Dec 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, December 10, 2009, Issue

Federal funds fuel Whitbeck’s project Women make up nearly one-third of the homeless population in the United States. Yet little is known about how they become homeless or how they live. UNL sociologist Les Whitbeck hopes his new research project surveying the lives of homeless women will lead to better understanding and to programs that […]