Exploring Racism's Impact on Youth Homelessness in America
Research reveals troubling over-representation of African Americans and American Indians among homeless youth. Providers are interested in finding ways to appropriately serve youth of color, from a cultural and youth development perspective, and are increasingly aware of the over-representation of American Indian and African American youth in programs. This meeting included a broad discussion on race and youth homelessness to review current data and research and explore the link between child welfare systems and juvenile justice systems and youth homelessness. (NAEH)
This website contains four PowerPoint presentations from the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference that took place in June 2007 in Washington, DC. The authors examine the role that racism plays in youth homelessness.
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