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5 Essential Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth

Runaway and homeless youth (RHY) can seem like an invisible population because they don’t always match our expectations of what homelessness—or youth—looks like. In this slideshow, learn some of the big statistics about this population, which might be larger and more diverse than you realized. Data drawn from our Issue Brief, Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth.

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

Parenting and Homeless: Profiles of Young Adult Mothers and Fathers in Unstable Housing Situations
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

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.

Accession number
25685
Authors
Narendorf, S.C., Jennings, S.W., Maria, D.S.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Families in Society

Volume new
97
Year published new
2016

Missed Opportunities: Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America

Missed Opportunities: Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This is a third in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. This brief details the unique challenges faced by young people experiencing homelessness who are pregnant or parenting. The findings from this research indicate that the number of youth who are homeless and pregnant or parenting is substantial, which stands in stark contrast to the national decline in pregnancy and birth rates among both adolescents and young adults during the past two decades. Furthermore, many of these young parents are homeless with their children. These young people and their families are a particularly vulnerable population. Supporting this population is critical to ending homelessness among youth in the United States. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25519
Type new
Brief
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Series
Research-to-Impact Briefs
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Voices of Youth Count website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/wp-content/uploads/VoYC-PP-Brief-FINAL.pdf

5 Essential Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth

Runaway and homeless youth (RHY) can seem like an invisible population because they don’t always match our expectations of what homelessness—or youth—looks like. In this slideshow, learn some of the big statistics about this population, which might be larger and more diverse than you realized. Data drawn from our Issue Brief, Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth.

Youth Speak Out: Making Youth Health 'A Personal Thing'

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Two team members from Jacksonville’s Project S.O.S. program describe how their original play, "Live Like it Counts," has helped convey the benefits of healthy youth lifestyles and sexual abstinence to a larger audience.

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