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

Authors: 
Narendorf, S.C.
Jennings, S.W.
Maria, D.S.
Type: 
Journal Article
Year Published: 2016
Journal Name: 
Families in Society
Volume: 97

Issue: 3
Abstract: 

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.

 

Availability: 
Available online at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1606/1044-3894.2016.97.29
Accession Number: 
25685
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