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Suicide and Depression Among Homeless High School Students

Suicide and Depression Among Homeless High School Students
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) presents key findings from a study that shows homeless students are at significantly higher risk for suicide than the general high school student population. This study uses data from eight states and New York City, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collects through the self-reported Youth Risk Behavior Survey. ICPH recommends increasing the availability of mental health care services within schools, training teachers and school staff about trauma-informed care, and targeting services for homeless LGBTQ students.

Accession number
25731
Type new
Brief
Organization

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the ICPH website at: https://www.icphusa.org/reports/suicide-and-depression-among-homeless-h…

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) provides an overview of the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) and Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs and reviews the McKinney-Vento and Runway and Homeless Youth Act requirements related to cross-systems collaboration. NCHE suggests strategies to promote cross-system collaboration to support the education of runaway and homeless youth. The brief includes two partnership profiles and additional resources.

Accession number
25721
Type new
Brief
Organization

National Center for Homeless Education

Series
Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration Brief Series
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the NCHE website at: https://nche.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/rhy-lea-collab.pdf

Part VIII: Dating Violence

Part VIII: Dating Violence
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This research brief from SchoolHouse Connection looks at demographic and risk factor data of high school students experiencing homelessness compared with students not experiencing homelessness. It uses the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results from 17 states during the 2016-2017 school year. According to these data, high school students experiencing homelessness were more than five times more likely to be victims of sexual dating violence than their stably housed peers. One in four reported being victims of physical dating violence. This brief includes action steps for schools to help prevent dating violence.

Accession number
25809
Type new
Brief
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Series
Student Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/YRBS-d…

Part VI: Suicide

Part VI: Suicide
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This research brief from SchoolHouse Connection looks at demographic and risk factor data of high school students experiencing homelessness compared with students not experiencing homelessness. It uses the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results from 17 states during the 2016-2017 school year. According to these data, more than one in three high school students experiencing homelessness attempted suicide in the year before completing the survey. This brief provides action steps for that schools can take for students experiencing homelessness: access to mental health support, providing mentorship programs, helping meet their basic needs, and offering them hope.

Accession number
25807
Type new
Brief
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Series
Student Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/YRBS-s…

Part IX: Rape and Sexual Assault

Part IX: Rape and Sexual Assault
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This research brief from SchoolHouse Connection looks at demographic and risk factor data of high school students experiencing homelessness compared with students not experiencing homelessness. It uses the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results from 17 states during the 2016-2017 school year. High school students staying in homeless situations, such as motels, shelters, doubled up, or on the street, are disproportionately more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted compared with stably housed students. This brief provides action steps schools can take to prevent rape and sexual assault and help support survivors.

Accession number
25811
Type new
Brief
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Series
Student Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/YRBS-r…

Part IV: Vulnerability of Different Homeless Situations

Part IV: Vulnerability of Different Homeless Situations
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This research brief from SchoolHouse Connection looks at demographic and risk factor data of high school students experiencing homelessness compared with students not experiencing homelessness. It uses the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results from 17 states during the 2016-2017 school year. The survey breaks down where students reported sleeping during the past 30 days. SchoolHouse Connections analyzed these data to determine the vulnerability of youth in different homeless living situations to health risk behaviors. Across the different categories, students were vulnerable to violence, suicide, substance abuse, hunger, bullying, and sleep deprivation. This brief provides action steps and additional resources for schools. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25791
Type new
Brief
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Series
Student Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/YRBS-l…

Part II: Racial and Ethnic Equity: Disproportionality and Action Steps for Schools

Part II: Racial and Ethnic Equity: Disproportionality and Action Steps for Schools
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This research brief from SchoolHouse Connection looks at demographic and risk factor data of high school students experiencing homelessness compared with students not experiencing homelessness. It uses the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results from 17 states during the 2016-2017 school year. These data indicate black students are 2.67 times more likely and Hispanic students are 1.68 times more likely to experience homelessness compared with white students. Based on these findings, SchoolHouse Connection urges schools to adopt a district-wide approach to overcome these racial and ethnic disparities. This brief provides action steps and additional resources for schools. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25789
Type new
Brief
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Series
Student Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connections website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/YRBS-r…

Part I: Prevalence, Identification, and Action Steps for Schools

Part I: Prevalence, Identification, and Action Steps for Schools
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This research brief from SchoolHouse Connection looks at demographic and risk factor data of high school students experiencing homelessness compared with students not experiencing homelessness. It uses the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results from 17 states during the 2016-2017 school year. According to these results, 4.9% of high school students experienced homelessness at some point during the school year. However, public schools reported only 2.7% of high school students experienced homelessness. Based on these findings, SchoolHouse Connection contends that as many as one million students experiencing homelessness are not receiving needed services they are entitled to under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. This brief provides action steps and additional resources for schools. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25798
Type new
Brief
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Series
Student Homelessness: Lessons Learned from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/YRBS-i…

Memo from CalYOUTH: Early Findings on the Impact of Extended Foster Care on Foster Youths Postsecondary Education Enrollment and Persistence

Memo from CalYOUTH: Early Findings on the Impact of Extended Foster Care on Foster Youths Postsecondary Education Enrollment and Persistence
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from Chapin Hall presents a study using data from a large sample of youth from California child welfare records to estimate the impact of extended foster care on postsecondary education outcomes. The sample includes youth who were in the child welfare system before and after the state of California extended foster care to age 21. The study looks at three outcomes: enrollment by age 21, persistence by age 21, and the number of semesters completed by age 21. The researchers found that extended foster care increases the likelihood that youth under supervised care will enroll in postsecondary education before turning 21 but does not increase the rates of persistence or the number of semesters completed among this youth population. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25736
Authors
Okpych, N.J., Park, S., Courtney, M.E.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/wp-content/uploads/CalYouth-College-Enrollme…

Common Themes in the Life Stories of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in High School: Implications for Educators

Common Themes in the Life Stories of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in High School: Implications for Educators
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study of the life stories of unaccompanied homeless youth (UHY) who continued to attend high school despite no longer being in the custody of a parent or guardian. The study used a qualitative approach to allow participants to share their life stories in their own words. The researchers recruited nine students (five males, four females) ranging in age from 17 to 20 from a community-based organization serving homeless youth to participate in individual interviews. A thematic analysis revealed nine themes that reflected chaotic, impoverished, and abusive family environments in combination with individual and extrafamilial factors that helped to promote resilience among the participants. The authors discuss implications for supporting UHY in schools. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25632
Authors
Mendez, L.M.R., Dickinson, S., Esposito, E., Connolly, J., Bonilla, L.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Contemporary School Psychology

Volume new
22
Year published new
2018
Availability