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This talk will focus on challenging biases by understanding how chronic stress impacts decision making and motivation. It will use qualitative research conducted with youth and young adults experiencing homelessness to illustrate how the chronic stress of homelessness results in individuals decisions being survival focused. This stress results in individuals prioritizing immediate needs, not necessarily long term ones. The talk will also illustrate how human connection and feeling cared about are basic needs that need to be met.