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The following Summaries and Links to Published Research are made available as a public service to advance regional understanding about youth homelessness. Our Children LA did not author of any of the listed articles and makes no warranties or representations regarding their content. Any questions about the content of the articles should be addressed to the authors.

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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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Voices from the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by their Peers (2008)

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, their lives on the street, […]

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2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count: Overall Results for Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Continuum of Care (2013)

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 the region is getting older […]

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No Way Home: Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Homeless Youth in Hollywood (2010)

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 as involvement with child protective […]

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