Examining Risk Factors Associated with Family Reunification for Runaway Youth: Does Ethnicity Matter?
Investigates the likelihood of family reunification across ethnic groups of youth using runaway shelter services nationwide. Youths who reported abuse or neglect by their parental figures or had parent(s) who were unemployed were less likely to reunify following a runaway episode. However, completing youth shelter services markedly increased the likelihood of reunification. Discusses implications for cultural sensitivity in service delivery. (Authors)
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