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Youth Mental Health & Homelessness: Looking Upstream for Solutions. Social Work Today, 22(2), 16.

Youth Mental Health & Homelessness: Looking Upstream for Solutions. Social Work Today, 22(2), 16.
Abstract

Youth homelessness may be less visible, but it occurs during an important developmental window, one in which precious energies should be committed to aspiration and growth rather than a struggle to meet basic needs for safety, food, clothing, and shelter. The authors describe missed opportunities, mental health threats, and the diverse and common characteristics of homelessness. Several US communities are currently using screening tools and programs which have had successful outcomes intervening with school-aged students in Australia. The authors explore these positive practices as well as preventive measures, and next steps for communities seeking to address youth homelessness.

Authors
Kull, M., Griffin, A.M., Alexcee, A., & Farrell, A.F.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Social Work Today

Volume new
22
Issue
2

Student Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Student Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

"SchoolHouse Connection analyzed demographic and risk factor data from the 2019 YRBS in 27 states (AK, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, SD, VT, VA, WI), comparing high school students experiencing homelessness and those not experiencing homelessness, including data on Native American students experiencing homelessness, and students experiencing homelessness who identify as transgender. This series shares the results of this analysis, tangible action steps that schools can take, and resources to promote safety and health for students experiencing homelessness. Ten subject areas are presented: Part I: Prevalence, Identification, and Action Steps for Schools ; Part II: Racial and Ethnic Equity: Disproportionality and Action Steps for Schools ; Part III: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity: Disproportionality and Action Steps for Schools ; Part IV: Vulnerability of Different Homeless Situations; Part V: Missing School Due to Safety Concerns ; Part VI: Suicide and Mental Health ; Part VII: Bullying ; Part VIII: Dating Violence ; Part IX: Rape and Sexual Assault; Part X: Pregnancy Rates of High School Students Experiencing Homelessness.
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Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new
2021