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The Life Stories of Homeless Youths

The Life Stories of Homeless Youths
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

As part of the American Journal of Public Health’s Images of Health section, this article features journey2home—a yearlong, socially engaged public art project that focuses on youth housing insecurity. This article tells the story of one of the 24 original journey2home participants named Brandon, who was able with support to overcome lifelong homelessness and become a successful young adult working, going to college, and advocating for other homeless youth in Philadelphia. 

Accession number
25481
Authors
Cannuscio, C.C., Dupuis, R., Graves, A., Hanson, C., Hersh, S.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

American Journal of Public Health

Series
Images of Health
Volume new
105
Year published new
2018
Availability

Full-text article available for free download at: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302815

The Experiences and Insights of One Community College Foster Alum and One Community College Faculty Advocate

The Experiences and Insights of One Community College Foster Alum and One Community College Faculty Advocate
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In this journal article, the authors seek to illuminate the stark reality of many students’ experiences as they transition from the foster care system to postsecondary education. This chapter presents the experience of one foster alumna, Volena, who traversed the educational landscape from high school dropout to community college graduate and successful university transfer student. By sharing Volena’s story, the authors intend to show the factors that contribute to the feeling of invisibility experienced by many foster alumni and understand the role of community college programming and infrastructure in creating or hindering successful pathways for foster alumni. They also consider how foster alumni can attain campus visibility. The authors based this life history on data gathered through semi-structured interviews, open interviews, and informal activities over a three-year period.

Accession number
25551
Keywords
Authors
Westland, M.A., Totten, V.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

New Directions for Community Colleges

Series
Enrolling and Supporting Foster Youth
Volume new
2018
Year published new
2018
Availability

Full-text available free of charge at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/cc.20295

Our Seat at the Table: Mentorship, Advocacy, & Youth Leadership in Qualitative Research

Our Seat at the Table: Mentorship, Advocacy, & Youth Leadership in Qualitative Research
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This article discusses strategies and models for engaging diverse community partnerships through the Youth of Color Needs Assessment, a community-based participatory research project that elevates the voices and experiences of homeless and unstably housed youth of color in King County, Washington. Building upon the lens and expertise of a young Community Advocate thrust into research, it explores the strengths of youth of color leadership and best practices for trauma-informed, relational support for youth leaders and focus group participants alike. The author offers insights of a youth-centered model for the field grounded in engagement, sustainability, and ethics for research within and for communities at the margins. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25875
Authors
Pk, S.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Family Violence

Volume new
33
Year published new
2018
Availability

Download with article purchase or journal subscription at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10896-018-9983-2

Mobilizing Youth: Engaging Young People in Making Community Change

Mobilizing Youth: Engaging Young People in Making Community Change
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Urban Institute discusses how the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is reaching out to young people through local NNIP community work. In collaboration with schools and youth programs, NNIP is training students to use data and advocacy to address inequities in health, housing, and employment. NNIP is also promoting youth voices through the arts. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25820
Authors
Anoll, C.H.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Urban Institute

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Urban Institutes website at: https://www.urban.org/research/publication/mobilizing-youth-engaging-yo…

Including All Voices: Achieving Opportunity Youth Collaboration Success Through Youth and Adult Engagement

Including All Voices: Achieving Opportunity Youth Collaboration Success Through Youth and Adult Engagement
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions highlights promising strategies in youth engagement and youth-led change through its Opportunity Youth Forum communities (OYF). Opportunity youth are defined as 16- to 24-year-olds who are out of work and school. OYF supports youth activities representing four stages along a continuum: basic engagement, participatory engagement, influencing programs and systems, and youth- and adult-led change. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25823
Authors
Nemoy, Y., Miles, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Aspen Institutes website: https://aspencommunitysolutions.org/report/including-all-voices/

Advice to Young Adults From Young Adults: Helpful Hints for Policy Change in the Mental Health System

Advice to Young Adults From Young Adults: Helpful Hints for Policy Change in the Mental Health System
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This tip sheet is designed for use by youth- and young-adult-led organizations that include young people with lived experience in the mental health system in their membership. The recommendations and quotes came from a series of interviews with young adult leaders from advocacy groups that focus on mental health challenges or living in foster care. The action steps for achieving policy change relayed by the interviewees include: 1) Develop a clear focus; 2) Seek information; 3) Establish partnerships; 4) Find champions; 5) Emphasize lived experience; and 6) Never give up. 

Accession number
25420
Authors
Koroloff, N.M., Friesen, B.J., Buekea, N.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Pathways Research and Training Center, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for download free of charge from Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University at https://www.pathwaysrtc.pdx.edu/pdf/proj-4-SPAC-advice-to-youth-from-yo….