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Youth ages 18-24 make up 12% of the homeless population. Youth are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population and may be at greater risk of homelessness than any other age group. Many factors associated with youth homelessness mirror adult homelessness – substance use, mental health issues, lack of educational or employment opportunities, and poverty. Family conflict, and “aging out” of the foster care or juvenile justice systems are also risk factors for youth homelessness. An understanding of these transitions and the issues facing youth who are homeless should inform service delivery to this population. The resources on this page can assist these efforts.
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Selected Youth Resources
A Transition without Boundaries: Thoughts on Homeless Youth
A New Orleans Drop-In Center Rebuilds: A Conversation with Edward Bonin, MN, FNP-C, RN
Youth on Fire: A Bright Spot in Cambridge, MA
Youth Homelessness and the Psychiatric System: A Conversation with Fritz Flohr
Homeless Youth NCH Fact Sheet #13
Culture and Trauma Brief: Trauma Among Homeless Youth
Homeless Young Adults Ages 18-24: Examining Service Delivery Adaptations
Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches
Juvenile Runaways: Problem Specific Guide Series No. 37.
Quick Tips: Working with LGBTQI2-S Youth who are Homeless
Who are LGBTQI2-S Homeless Youth?
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Homeless Youth: An Eight-City Public Health Perspective
Creating a Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit
Advocating for the Special Education Needs of Homeless and Mobile Students: A Guide to Rights and Resources
Correlates of Resilience in Homeless Adolescents
Creating Solutions to End Youth Homelessness: Federal Policy Campaign to House 50,000 Homeless Youth
Discrimination and exiting homelessness among homeless adolescents
How to be a Friend of Children and Youth
National Runaway Prevention Month: Community Action Kit
On the Prevalence of Running Away from Home
Relationships Beget Relationships: Why Understanding Attachment Theory is Crucial to Program Design for Homeless Youth
The Maslow Project: Meeting the Needs of Homeless Students
What Child Welfare Advocates Can Do for Unaccompanied Youth
Why They Run
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