Runaway and Homeless Youth
National Survey on Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness in the U.S. Captures the Scope of the Issue
On November 15, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, a new national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. Findings show one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year. This translates to 3.5 million young people ages 18-25 and 700,000 adolescent minors.
New Report Provides a Snapshot of Youth in Crisis
The Crisis Contacts Report from the National Runaway Safeline and FYSB is a compelling look at youth homelessness. In 2016, the Safeline responded to almost 30,000 requests for help and information.
Voices From the Field: Allison Elias
Allison Elias, a social worker and therapeutic crisis intervention trainer, talks about her research on the effects of childhood trauma on older youth who are on the cusp of transitioning to adulthood.
Aftercare: Staying in Touch With Youth After They Have Left the System
In this publication, we take a look at how Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs continue to serve young clients after they leave the system and provides tips on facilitating successful transitions to adult independent living.