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Runaway and Homeless Youth, Mental Health, and Trauma-Informed Care

March 26, 2019

Whether it’s abuse, the consequences of living in poverty, a lack of empathy and support for their self-identity, or some combination of the three, runaway and homeless youth (RHY) often experience significant challenges to their happiness and well-being. Trauma-informed care can help RHY rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

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Issue Brief: Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth

November 5, 2018

Causes of running away and homelessness among young people are many and varied, as are potential consequences. This issue brief provides some of the facts and figures related to runaway and homeless youth in the U.S.

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Issue Brief: The Health Needs of Homeless Youth

October 29, 2018

Despite the importance of a healthy youth population, runaway and homeless youth face many barriers to physical health and many obstacles to obtaining care.

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Available Now! New Report to Congress on RHY Program

March 16, 2018

New Report to Congress details FYSB RHY program activities and accomplishments.

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