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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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Service Utilization Among Homeless and Runaway Youth in Los Angeles, California: Rates and Reasons (1999)

August 3, 2015
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10401975 De Rosa CJ, Montgomery SB, Kipke MD, Iverson E, Ma JL, Unger JB. Search Terms: homeless youths, service patterns, drop-in centers, service utilization, runaway youth, Los Angeles Summary: This article describes service utilization patterns of homeless and runaway youth in a “service-rich” area of Los Angeles, California; identify demographic...

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Homeless Adolescents: Common Clinical Concerns (2003)

August 3, 2015
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1045187003700041 Jennifer Feldmann, MD and, Amy B. Middleman, MD, MPH, MSED Search Terms: homeless youths, physical problems, psychological problems, sexually transmitted infections Summary: Homeless youth are at alarmingly high risk for a myriad of physical and psychological problems as a result of both the circumstances that predated their homelessness, and...

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Risk evaluations and condom use decisions of homeless youth: a multi-level qualitative investigation (2015)

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Risk evaluations and condom use decisions of homeless youth: a multi-level qualitative investigation http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/15/62 David P Kennedy, Ryan A Brown, Penelope Morrison, Loryana Vie, Gery W Ryan and Joan S Tucker Search Terms: Condoms, Homeless youth, Heterosexual sex, HIV, Reproductive health, Qualitative methods Summary: Homeless youth are at higher risk...

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If you provide the test, they will take it: Factors associated with HIV/STI testing in a representative sample of homeless youth in Los Angeles (2014)

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If you provide the test, they will take it: Factors associated with HIV/STI testing in a representative sample of homeless youth in Los Angeles http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/aeap.2012.24.4.350 Allison J. Ober, Steven C. Martino, Brett Ewing, and Joan S. Tucker Search Terms: homeless youth, los angeles, hiv, risk, sexually active youth Summary: Homeless...

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Impact of Nursing Intervention on Decreasing Substances Abuse among Homeless Youth (2012)

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Impact of Nursing Intervention on Decreasing Substances Abuse among Homeless Youth http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/content/27/1/52.long Nyamathi, A., Branson, C., Kennedy, B., Salem, B., Khalilifard, F., Marfisee, M., Getzoff, D. and Leake, B. Search Terms: homeless youth, adolescents, substance abuse, drug and alcohol use Summary: Alcohol use, and in particular, binge drinking, and methamphetamine...

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Homeless and Runaway Youths’ Access to Health Care (2010)

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11044705 JD Klein, AH Woods, KM Wilson, M Prospero, J Greene and C Ringwalt Search Terms: homeless youths, health systems, emergency care, street youth Summary: This article describes the use of health services and self-reported access to regular and emergency care by homeless adolescents and street youth. Finding include significant...

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Housing and Health in Los Angeles County: Social Determinants of Health (2015)

August 3, 2015
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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Search terms: housing, human rights, los angeles, policy Summary: Housing affordability, stability, and quality are social determinants of health. This article expands on why the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights codified housing as a human right and explores how the absence of...

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“They Lay Down the Foundation and Then They Leave Room for Us to Build the House”: A Visual Qualitative Exploration of Young Adults’ Experiences of Transitional Housing (2015)

August 3, 2015
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https://sswr.confex.com/sswr/2015/webprogram/Paper23416.html Susana R. Curry and Laura S. Abrams Search Terms: homeless shelters; young adults; foster home care; employment & education; photography, transition-aged youth Summary: Although research has established a high risk of homelessness among young people aging out of foster care, little is known about the experience of these youth...

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Ending Child Poverty Now (2015)

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Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/library/PovertyReport/EndingChildPovertyNow.html Search Terms: policy, children, poverty, poor, national, racial disparities, SNAP, subsidies, child tax credit Summary: More than 14.7 million children in America were poor in 2013, with more than two-thirds in working families. A disproportionate number are Black and Latino. Poor children often lag behind their...

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Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries (2014)

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Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/733 Gonzalo Fanjul, UNICEF, Rick Boychuck Search Terms: poverty, great recession, national, innocenti Summary: As the data in this new edition of the Innocenti Report Card series show, in the past five years, rising...

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