Employment and Other Income Sources Among Homeless Youth

Authors: 
Slesnick, N.
Zhang, J.
Yilmazer, T.
Type: 
Journal Article
Year Published: 2018
Journal Name: 
The Journal of Primary Prevention
Volume: 39

Issue: 3
Abstract: 

This journal article describes a study that examined income sources among homeless youth who are not connected to homeless service agencies. The sample of 72 youth, ages 14 to 24, reported three months of continuous homelessness and no service connection before participating in the study. The researchers looked at changes in employment and income over time as a result of implementing the Strengths-Based Outreach and Advocacy (SBOA) approach. They define this outreach model as one that emphasizes the relationship between outreach workers and their clients and focuses on strengths rather than pathologies. The results show an increase in employment and legal income from non-survival behaviors while income from survival behaviors decreased. (author abstract modified)

Availability: 
Available with journal subscription or article purchase at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10935-018-0511-1
Accession Number: 
25782