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Runaway and Homeless Youth
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Editors: Josiah Hughes and Isiah Wright
Book Description:
There is no single definition of the term "runaway youth" or "homeless youth". However, both groups of youth share the risk of not having adequate shelter and other provisions, and may engage in harmful behaviors while away from a permanent home. The precise number of homeless and runaway youth is unknown due to their residential mobility and overlap among the populations. Determining the number of these youth is further complicated by the lack of a standardized methodology for counting the population and inconsistent definitions of what it means to be homeless or a runaway. Estimates of the homeless youth exceed one million. Thus homelessness among adolescents and young adults is a major social concern in the United States. In this book, the authors cite research indicating that youth may be the single age group most at risk of becoming homeless, yet comparatively little research has been done in the past decade on this vulnerable population. After reviewing the characteristics of homeless youth, the authors review recent research findings on the homeless youth population and interventions developed to address their housing and service needs. These include interventions directed at youth themselves (education, employment, social skills training) as well as family-focused strategies. The authors conclude with future directions for both research and practice. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches, pp. 1-33
(Paul A. Toro, Amy Dworsky, and Patrick J. Fowler)

Chapter 2. Promising Strategies to End Youth Homelessness, pp. 35-95
(U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)

Chapter 3. Runaway and Homeless Youth: Demographics and Programs, pp. 97-127
(Adrienne L. Fernandes)

Chapter 4. Runaway and Homeless Youth: Re-authorization Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress, pp. 129-154
(Adrienne L. Fernandes)

Chapter 5. Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children: Perspectives on Helping the Nation's Vulnerable Youth: Hearing before the Subcommitee on Healthy Families and Communities, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, pp. 155-235
(U.S. Government Printing Office)

Chapter 6. Living on the Street: Finding Solutions to Protect Runaway and Homeless Youth, Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, pp. 237-293
(U.S. Government Printing Office)

Index

   Series:
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9. 305 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-521-3
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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