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HRC Feature Articles
Five to seven of every 100 teenagers in the country—or between 1 million and 1.5 million teens—experience at least one episode of homelessness each year. This number does not include the young adults ages 18 to 24 who also experience homelessness. Homeless young adults are at increased risk for physical abuse, sexual exploitations, mental health issues, health problems, chemical or alcohol dependency, and death. The resources listed in this section will explain homelessness and the factors that may contribute to it, examine homelessness among youth, and provide some information that can be used to help homeless youth.
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Selected Youth Resources
"Ask the Expert" Welcomes Curtis Porter
"Couch surfing" of Latino foster care alumni: Reliance on peers as social capital
A pilot study comparing two developmental screening tools for use with homeless children
A Program Description of Health Care Interventions for Homeless Teenagers
A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities: A 23-City Survey
A Systematic Review of Cognition in Homeless Children and Adolescents
Applying Rehabilitation Act Section 504 to the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Cigarette, marijuana, and alcohol use and prior drug treatment among newly homeless young adults in New York City: Relationship to a history of foster care
Correlates of street-survival behaviors in homeless young adults in four U.S. cities
Correlates of substance use severity among homeless youth
Discrimination and exiting homelessness among homeless adolescents
Education For Homeless Children And Youth Program, Title VII-B of The Mckinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001
Emerging adulthood and leaving foster care: Settings associated with mental health
Fact Sheet: Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System (RHYMIS)
Factors associated with substance use among homeless young adults
Food Insecurity Among Homeless and Runaway Adolescents
Helping friends and the homeless milieu: Social capital and the utility of street peers
Homeless Young Adults Ages 18–24 Examining Service Delivery Adaptations
Homelessness and Health Care Access After Emancipation, Results From the Midwest Evaluation of Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth
Horizons for Homeless Children
Immunization Policies for Homeless Children
Mental health challenges and strengths of street-involved youth: The need for a multi-determined approach
Predictors of Homelessness Among Street- Living Youth
Problem Behaviors of Homeless Youth: A Social Capital Perspective
Risk factors for running away among a general population sample of males and females
Runaway/ Thrownaway Children: National Estimates and Characteristics
Spotlight: Bringing Outside Youth In
Spotlight: The Children Are Our Future, and U-Turn Shows Them the Way
StandUp For Kids
Street youths' fear of violent crime
Substance use and mental health problems as predictors of HIV sexual risk behaviors among adolescents in foster care
The effect of drug and sexual risk behaviours with social network and non-network members on homeless youths' sexually transmissible infections and HIV testing
The National Center on Family Homelessness
U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families (Youth Development Division), Family and Youth Services Bureau
Who Knows the Streets as Well as the Homeless? Promoting Personal and Community Action through Photovoice
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