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Notts teenager sets up charity to help the homeless

A teenager from Sutton-in-Ashfield has created a charitable trust to help those without a home in the Mansfield and Ashfield region. 207 more words

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

On February 13, 2009, Congress passed The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a $789 billion economic recovery plan. ARRA contains an extremely significant increase in federal support for homelessness prevention and re-housing services in response to the national recession. 74 more words


Les B. Whitbeck: Mental Health and Emerging Adulthood Among Homeless Young People

In Mental Health and Emerging Adulthood among Homeless Young People, Les Whitbeck provides a wealth of information gathered during a 3-year longitudinal study of homeless youth in several Midwestern cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Omaha, Wichita, Kansas City, and St. 208 more words


Lost in the Shuffle: Culture of Homeless Adolescents

Estimates indicate that approximately 1.7 million youth are homeless in the United States. Many associated risk factors have been identified for adolescent homelessness, including family conflict, leaving foster care, running away or being thrown away, physical or sexual abuse, and coming out to parents as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning one’s sexual identity (GLBTQ). 139 more words


Feelings of Abandonment May Predict Pregnancy Among Homeless Adolescents

Among homeless or runaway teenage women who seek short-term shelter services, those with difficult family situations have an increased risk of being pregnant, according to an analysis of a national sample of this population.   222 more words


Ending Youth Homelessness Before It Begins: Prevention and Early Intervention Services for Older Adolescents

Family conflict and abuse are consistently identified by unaccompanied homeless youth as the primary reasons for their homelessness. A system aimed at ending youth homelessness must include prevention and early intervention services that address underlying abuse and family dysfunction and achieve family reunification. 121 more words


Onset of Conduct Disorder, Use of Delinquent Subsistence Strategies, and Street Victimization Among Homeless and Runaway Adolescents in the Midwest

This study examines the effects of childhood-onset conduct disorder on later antisocial behavior and street victimization among a group of homeless and runaway adolescents. Four hundred twenty-eight homeless and runaway youth were interviewed directly on the streets and in shelters from four Midwestern states. 74 more words