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Parenting and Homeless: Profiles of Young Adult Mothers and Fathers in Unstable Housing Situations

Narendorf, S.C., Jennings, S.W., Maria, D.S.
Type new
Journal Article
Year published new
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Families in Society

Volume new

This journal article looks at the service needs of young adults who are experiencing homelessness while they are also pregnant or parenting. The researchers used data from a survey of homeless and unstably housed young adults, ages 18 to 24, collected over four weeks to examine the characteristics, risk factors, and protective factors of homeless parents (n=109) compared with other homeless young adults (n=243). They further compared differences between mothers (n=61) and fathers (n=48). The study identifies unique risk factors and protective profiles for homeless parents and discusses the implications for service delivery needs of this subpopulation of homeless youth.

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Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue