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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)

August 3, 2015
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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....

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Homeless Youth: A Concept Analysis (2011)

August 3, 2015
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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...

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

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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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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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“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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Who Is Supporting Homeless Youth? Predictors of Support in Personal Networks (2012)

August 3, 2015
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3507516/ De la Haye, K., Green, H. D., Kennedy, D. P., Zhou, A., Golinelli, D., Wenzel, S. L. and Tucker, J. S. Search Terms: homeless youth, support systems, social contacts, social networks Summary: Homeless youth lack the traditional support networks of their housed peers, which increases their risk for poor...

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Characteristics of Natural Mentoring Relationships from the Perspectives of Homeless Youth (2013)

August 3, 2015
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Characteristics of Natural Mentoring Relationships from the Perspectives of Homeless Youth http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcap.12038/abstract Michelle T. Dang, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, and Elizabeth Miller MD, PhD Search terms: Homeless youth, natural mentor, social support Summary: Homeless youth experience high risks for poor mental health outcomes. This is the first published qualitative study on...

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Mentoring programs: A framework to inform program development, research, and evaluation (2006)

August 3, 2015
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcop.20125/abstract Michael J. Karcher, Gabriel P. Kuperminc, Sharon G. Portwood, Cynthia L. Sipe and Andrea S. Taylor Search Terms: mentoring Summary: Mentoring programs can support teens through troubling times and prevent exposure to negativity to ensure a proactive journey in their time of need. This study reviews current strategies, evaluates...

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Mentoring adolescent foster youth: promoting resilience during developmental transitions (2006)

August 3, 2015
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2006.00427.x/abstract K.L Osterling and A.M. Hines Search Terms: emancipation, foster youth, independent living skills, leaving care, mentoring, resilience Summary: The current exploratory study used quantitative and qualitative data from an evaluation of the ‘Advocates to Successful Transition to Independence’ program, a mentoring program designed to train mentors to assist older...

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