Recruitment will take place at the Urban Peak drop-in center and shelter; Urban Peak is a non-profit organization serving homeless youth located in Denver. A purposive sampling design will be used to recruit participants {N=200; eligibility criteria: ages 18 through 26, owner of a Facebook profile (for at least a year), ability to speak and write in English}. Recruiters will be present at the agency, over one month, for the duration of service provision hours to approach and screen youth, and invite participation.

Data collected will be limited to posts, comments, status updates, links, shares etc. that are only generated by the participant in accordance with privacy policies set by the social networking website (i.e. Facebook) and guidelines established by respected researchers. You may find our privacy policy here.