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Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, “Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County” Los Angeles 2015 Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County Search Terms: Homelessness, housing, housing instability, unaffordable housing This report draws from the recent Los Angeles County Health Survey and […]

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Education: State and District Implementation of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

In the 2010-2011 school year, approximately one million or 2 percent of all students nationwide were identified as homeless. This study examines state and school district implementation of the EHCY support program and found that transportation, school supplies, tutoring and supplemental instruction accounted for the largest expenditure for EHCY funds.

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Serving Our Youth: Findings for a National Survey of Service Providers Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Who Are Homeless or At-Risk of Becoming Homeless

This report presents findings drawn from a LGBT web-based Youth Provider Survey conducted in 2011-2012 with over 350 providers from around the country. Key findings include that the number of providers serving LGBT homeless youth has grown over the past 10 years now representing between 30- 40% of homeless youth served, with family rejection the […]

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California Homeless Youth Project, Voices from the Street: California’s Homeless Students: A Growing Population (2014)

California Homeless Youth Project, Voices from the Street: California’s Homeless Students: A Growing Population http://cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov/docs/pdf/CaliforniasHomelessStudents_AGrowingPopulation.pdf Shahera Hyatt, Brynn Walzer, and Patricia Julianelle, California Research Bureau Search Terms: education, homeless students, California, policy, data collection Summary: Children experiencing homelessness encounter many obstacles to their education. This brief identifies what we know about the size of California’s […]

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Social Determinants of Health: Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County (2015)

Social Determinants of Health: Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha/reports/LAHealthBrief2011/FoodInsecurity/Food_Insecurity_2015Fs.pdf County of Los Angeles, Public Health Department Search Terms: Los Angeles, food insecurity, nutrition, social determinants of health, public health Summary: This report describes the state of food insecurity in Los Angeles County and is the third report in a series from Los […]

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Closing the Crossover Gap: Amending Fostering Connections to Provide Independent Living Services for Foster Youth Who Crossover to the Justice System (2014)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fcre.12092/abstract Lauren Wylie Search Terms: aging out of foster care, cross-over youth, dually involved youth, fostering connections, juvenile delinquency Summary: While it is known that gaps between dependency and delinquency systems are ineffective for the handling of crossover youth, Fostering Connections’ (legislation) exclusion of incarcerated youth may perpetuate this problem. Amending Fostering Connections to require […]

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What Works to End Youth Homelessness (2015)

National Network for Youth http://www.nn4youth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015-What-Works-to-End-Youth-Homlessness.pdf Search Terms: policy, TAY, homeless, housing, education, work, social services Summary: Transition-aged youth are one of the fastest growing homeless populations and require unique housing and services because they are still developing as young adults and need support until they are able to support themselves, gain life experience, and transition […]

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America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness (2014)

America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness http://www.homelesschildrenamerica.org/ American Institute for Research, Ellen L. Bassuk, Carmela J. DeCandia, Corey Anne Beach, Fred Berman Search terms: national, California, census, homeless youth, policy Summary: A report on child homelessness within the United States in 2013 using recent federal data. The report provides state profiles using […]

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The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness (2014)

The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness https://www.hudexchange.info/hdx/guides/ahar/ Meghan Henry, Alvaro Cortes, Azim Shivji, Katherine Buck, Abt Asociates, Jill Khadduri, Dennis Culhane Search Terms: census, national, California, chronically homeless, veterans, homeless youth, homeless children Summary: This report outlines the key findings of the 2014 Point-In-Time (PIT) and […]

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Homeless Youth: A Concept Analysis (2011)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21809932 Philisie Starling Washington Search Terms: homeless youths, contributing factors, meaning of term Summary: A variety of terms have been used to describe the homeless youth population. The purpose of this article is to analyze the conceptual meanings of the term homeless youths by examining the evolution of the concept and its related terms in […]

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