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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...Continue Reading
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....Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Voices from the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by their Peers. www.library.ca.gov/crb/08/08-004.pdf, Authors: Nell Bernstein, Lisa K. Foster, California Research Bureau Search Terms: los angeles, california, homeless youth, mental health, abuse, policy Summary: Summarizes interviews of homeless or formerly homeless youth by their peers about how they became homeless,...Continue Reading
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Search Terms: Los Angeles, census, aging, demographics, black, white, latino, veterans, homeless youth Summary: Point-in-time count of homeless in Los Angeles focusing on geographic distribution and demographics, with special attention to categories such as veterans and youth. Significant findings include that the homeless population of...Continue Reading
No Way Home: Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Homeless Youth In Hollywood (2010). www.hhyp.org/downloads/HHYP_TCE_Report_11-17-10.pdf Author:Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership Search Terms: Hollywood, child protective services, juvenile justice system Summary: Analyzes findings on how youth become homeless; their health, educational, and vocational needs; service utilization and experiences; and risk factors such...Continue Reading