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Employment and Other Income Sources Among Homeless Youth

Employment and Other Income Sources Among Homeless Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue



This journal article describes a study that examined income sources among homeless youth who are not connected to homeless service agencies. The sample of 72 youth, ages 14 to 24, reported three months of continuous homelessness and no service connection before participating in the study. The researchers looked at changes in employment and income over time as a result of implementing theĀ Strengths-Based Outreach and Advocacy (SBOA) approach. They define thisĀ outreach model as one that emphasizes the relationship between outreach workers and their clients and focuses on strengths rather than pathologies. The results show an increase in employment and legal income from non-survival behaviors while income from survival behaviors decreased. (author abstract modified)

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Slesnick, N., Zhang, J., Yilmazer, T.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

The Journal of Primary Prevention

Volume new
Year published new

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