Kristin Ferguson-Colvin

Associate Professor

  • 1177 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
20042021
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Research Output 2004 2020

  • 1177 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
  • 71 Article
  • 3 Chapter
26 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of addiction and transience among street youth: Los Angeles, California, Austin, Texas, and St. Louis, Missouri

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Jun, J., Bender, K., Thompson, S. & Pollio, D., Jun 2010, In : Community Mental Health Journal. 46, 3, p. 296-307 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Los Angeles
addiction
Substance-Related Disorders
substance abuse
24 Citations (Scopus)

Adapting the individual placement and support model with homeless young adults

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Xie, B. & Glynn, S., Jun 2012, In : Child and Youth Care Forum. 41, 3, p. 277-294 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

young adult
mental illness
unemployment rate
evidence
illness

Adolescent Substance Use and Sensation-Seeking on Sexual Behaviors Among Young Adults from Continuation High Schools

Espinoza, L., Richardson, J. L., Ferguson-Colvin, K., Chou, C. P., Baezconde-Garbanati, L. & Stacy, A. W., Feb 23 2019, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 54, 3, p. 373-383 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Behavior
young adult
Young Adult
Sexual Partners
adolescent
14 Citations (Scopus)

Adult Support and Substance Use Among Homeless Youths Who Attend High School

Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Xie, B., 2012, In : Child and Youth Care Forum. 41, 5, p. 427-445 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school
truancy
abuse
moderator
social capital
14 Citations (Scopus)

An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Coping Styles and Relationship to Depression Among a Sample of Homeless Youth

Brown, S. M., Begun, S., Bender, K., Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Thompson, S. J., Mar 29 2015, In : Community Mental Health Journal. 51, 7, p. 818-827 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Statistical Factor Analysis
factor analysis
coping
Depression
34 Citations (Scopus)
technology transfer
social development
social work
developing country

Children in and of the Street

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Oct 10 2011, Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

program offering
evaluation research
adulthood
counseling
assets
18 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative analysis of faith-based programs serving homeless and street-living youth in Los Angeles, Mumbai and Nairobi

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Dabir, N., Dortzbach, K., Dyrness, G. & Spruijt-Metz, D., Dec 2006, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 28, 12, p. 1512-1527 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Los Angeles
faith
staff
Interviews
29 Citations (Scopus)
Focus Groups
grounded theory
Homeless Youth
young adult
Young Adult
22 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling the levers of power: How advocacy organizations affect the regulation writing process

Hoefer, R. & Ferguson-Colvin, K., Mar 2007, In : Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. 34, 1, p. 83-108 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interest group
regulation
Group
determinants
regression

Coping styles associated with victimization profiles among homeless youth

Bender, K., Brown, S. M., Begun, S., Barman-Adhikari, A. & Ferguson-Colvin, K., 2016, In : Families in Society. 97, 3, p. 171-180 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

victimization
coping
witness
experience
48 Citations (Scopus)

Correlates of street-survival behaviors in homeless young adults in four U.S. cities

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Bender, K., Thompson, S., Xie, B. & Pollio, D., Jul 2011, In : American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 81, 3, p. 401-409 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young Adult
Sex Work
Theft
Harm Reduction
Los Angeles
1 Citation (Scopus)
homelessness
mental illness
Group
28 Citations (Scopus)

Employment Status and Income Generation Among Homeless Young Adults: Results From a Five-City, Mixed-Methods Study

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Bender, K., Thompson, S. J., Maccio, E. M. & Pollio, D., Sep 2012, In : Youth and Society. 44, 3, p. 385-407 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

young adult
income
homelessness
addiction
mental illness
19 Citations (Scopus)
grounded theory
empowerment
leadership
community
mobile social services
21 Citations (Scopus)

Estrangement factors associated with addiction to alcohol and drugs among homeless youth in three U.S. cities

Thompson, S., Jun, J., Bender, K., Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Pollio, D. E., Nov 2010, In : Evaluation and Program Planning. 33, 4, p. 418-427 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
drug dependence
addiction
Alcoholism
Substance-Related Disorders
14 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of the CSEC Community Intervention Project (CCIP) in five U.S. cities

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Soydan, H., Lee, S. Y., Yamanaka, A., Freer, A. S. & Xie, B., Dec 2009, In : Evaluation Review. 33, 6, p. 568-597 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

exploitation
evaluation
law enforcement
non-governmental organization
community
21 Citations (Scopus)

Experiences and needs of homeless youth with a history of foster care

Bender, K., Yang, J., Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Thompson, S., Aug 1 2015, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 55, p. 222-231 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
history
Homeless Persons
experience
homelessness
17 Citations (Scopus)

Explaining homeless youths' criminal justice interactions: Childhood trauma or surviving life on the streets?

Yoder, J. R., Bender, K., Thompson, S. J., Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Haffejee, B., Feb 2014, In : Community Mental Health Journal. 50, 2, p. 135-144 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Criminal Law
trauma
justice
childhood
6 Citations (Scopus)

Exploration of arrest activity among homeless young adults in four U.S. Cities

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Bender, K., Thompson, S. J., Xie, B. & Pollio, D., Sep 2012, In : Social Work Research. 36, 3, p. 233-238 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

young adult
43 Citations (Scopus)
Homeless Youth
Caregivers
Vocational Education
Interviews
Substance-Related Disorders
9 Citations (Scopus)
young adult
abuse
sexual violence
alcohol
history
8 Citations (Scopus)

Factors Associated With Substance Use Disorders Among Traumatized Homeless Youth

Thompson, S. J., Bender, K., Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Kim, Y., Jan 2 2015, In : Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 15, 1, p. 66-89 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Substance-Related Disorders
trauma
Life Style
drug use
59 Citations (Scopus)

Factors associated with trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder among homeless youth in three U.S. cities: The importance of transience

Bender, K., Ferguson-Colvin, K., Thompson, S., Komlo, C. & Pollio, D., Feb 2010, In : Journal of Traumatic Stress. 23, 1, p. 161-168 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Wounds and Injuries
Alcoholism
Logistic Models
7 Citations (Scopus)

Faith-based programs and outcomes for street-living youth in Los Angeles, Mumbai and Nairobi: A comparative study

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Dortzbach, K., Dyrness, G. R., Dabir, N. & Spruijt-Metz, D., Mar 2008, In : International Social Work. 51, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

faith
study program
social welfare
social policy
55 Citations (Scopus)

Feasibility study of the social enterprise intervention with homeless youth

Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Xie, B., Jan 2008, In : Research on Social Work Practice. 18, 1, p. 5-19 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Feasibility Studies
Mental Health
Small Business
mental health
2 Citations (Scopus)
Entrepreneurship
Supported Employment
entrepreneurship
entrepreneur
Health
20 Citations (Scopus)

Gender, coping strategies, homelessness stressors, and income generation among homeless young adults in three cities

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Bender, K. & Thompson, S. J., Jun 1 2015, In : Social Science and Medicine. 135, p. 47-55 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Persons
homelessness
young adult
Young Adult
coping

Homeless young adults and employment: Issues and interventions

Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Thompson, S. J., 2012, Homelessness, Poverty and Unemployment. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 27-44 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

young adult
evidence
unemployment
employment history
lack

Implementing a Community-Based, Service Coordination and Delivery Intervention With Urban, Minority Parents

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Ziemer, K. L., Celada, M., Oviedo, S. & Ansbrow, J., Sep 1 2018, In : Research on Social Work Practice. 28, 6, p. 708-720 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Welfare
parents
Parents
minority
community
43 Citations (Scopus)

Implementing a social enterprise intervention with homeless, street-living youths in Los Angeles

Ferguson, K. M., Apr 2007, In : Social Work (United States). 52, 2, p. 103-112 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mental health
employment service
effect on employment
basic need
risk behavior

Implications for PrEP Uptake in Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness: A Mixed Methods Study

Santa Maria, D., Gallardo, K. R., Narendorf, S., Petering, R., Barman-Adhikari, A., Flash, C., Hsu, H. T., Shelton, J., Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Bender, K., Feb 1 2019, In : AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education. 31, 1, p. 63-81 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Persons
prophylaxis
homelessness
young adult
Young Adult
Homeless Persons
homelessness
Homeless Youth
young adult
Young Adult
2 Citations (Scopus)

Knowledge and Attitudes about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness in Seven U.S. Cities

Santa Maria, D., Flash, C. A., Narendorf, S., Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., Hsu, H. T., Shelton, J., Bender, K. & Ferguson-Colvin, K., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Adolescent Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Persons
Young Adult
HIV
Text Messaging
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Macro interventions and their influence on individual and community well-being

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Teixeira, S., Wernick, L. J. & Burghardt, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Social Work.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

well-being
Community-Based Participatory Research
community
Economic Development
Social Work
21 Citations (Scopus)

Mental health correlates of victimization classes among homeless youth

Bender, K., Ferguson-Colvin, K., Thompson, S. & Langenderfer, L., Oct 1 2014, In : Child Abuse and Neglect. 38, 10, p. 1628-1635 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Crime Victims
Mental Health
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Psychiatry
21 Citations (Scopus)
Homeless Youth
Mental Health
mental health
Research
Supported Employment
118 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling fear of crime in dallas neighborhoods: A test of social capital theory

Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Mindel, C. H., Apr 2007, In : Crime and Delinquency. 53, 2, p. 322-349 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime
Fear
social capital
offense
anxiety
37 Citations (Scopus)

Multiple Victimizations Before and After Leaving Home Associated With PTSD, Depression, and Substance Use Disorder Among Homeless Youth

Bender, K., Brown, S. M., Thompson, S. J., Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Langenderfer, L., May 22 2015, In : Child Maltreatment. 20, 2, p. 115-124 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
Crime Victims
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Depression
2 Citations (Scopus)

My Own Best Friend: Homeless Youths’ Hesitance to Seek Help and Strategies for Coping Independently after Distressing and Traumatic Experiences

Bender, K., Begun, S., Durbahn, R., Ferguson-Colvin, K. & Schau, N., Jan 29 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Work in Public Health. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
coping
experience
3 Citations (Scopus)
Homeless Youth
Randomized Controlled Trials
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Self Concept
Social Support
13 Citations (Scopus)
orphan
staff
structuration
interview
assistant
26 Citations (Scopus)

Outcomes evaluation in faith-based social services: Are we evaluating faith accurately?

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Wu, Q., Spruijt-Metz, D. & Dyrness, G., Mar 2007, In : Research on Social Work Practice. 17, 2, p. 264-276 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Work
mobile social services
faith
Research Personnel
Religion
10 Citations (Scopus)

Perceptions of faith and outcomes in faith-based programs for homeless youth: A grounded theory approach

Ferguson-Colvin, K., Wu, Q., Dyrness, G. & Spruijt-Metz, D., Jun 22 2007, In : Journal of Social Service Research. 33, 4, p. 25-43 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

grounded theory
faith
staff
qualitative interview
social work
27 Citations (Scopus)

Perceptions of Resiliency and Coping: Homeless Young Adults Speak Out

Thompson, S. J., Ryan, T. N., Montgomery, K. L., Lippman, A. D. P., Bender, K. & Ferguson-Colvin, K., Jan 1 2016, In : Youth and Society. 48, 1, p. 58-76 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

young adult
coping
resilience
life perspective
homelessness
3 Citations (Scopus)
young adult
travel
resilience
service provider
regression
8 Citations (Scopus)
Crime Victims
victimization
young adult
Young Adult
Economics
1 Citation (Scopus)
logistics
regression
school
social work
decision model
linear model
neural network
young adult
travel
employment opportunity
5 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of multiple arrests among homeless young adults: Gender differences

Wachter, K., Thompson, S. J., Bender, K. & Ferguson-Colvin, K., Feb 1 2015, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 49, p. 32-38 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

young adult
Young Adult
gender-specific factors
drug
criminality