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The Resource Runaway and homeless youth, Josiah Hughes and Isiah Wright, editors

Runaway and homeless youth, Josiah Hughes and Isiah Wright, editors

Label
Runaway and homeless youth
Title
Runaway and homeless youth
Statement of responsibility
Josiah Hughes and Isiah Wright, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, the editors present research that outlines the characteristics of street youth and homeless teens. The editors first present a paper reporting that youth may be the single age group most at risk of becoming homeless, yet comparatively little research has been done in the past decade on this vulnerable population. After reviewing the characteristics of homeless youth, the editors review recent research findings on the homeless youth population and interventions developed to address their housing and service needs. These include interventions directed at youth themselves (education, employment, social skills training) as well as family-focused strategies. The third paper presented by the editors discusses the definition of the term "runaway youth" or "homeless youth". Both groups of youth share the risk of not having adequate shelter and other provisions, and may engage in harmful behaviors while away from a permanent home. The precise number of homeless and runaway youth is unknown due to their residential mobility and overlap among the populations. Determining the number of these youth is further complicated by the lack of a standardized methodology for counting the population and inconsistent definitions of what it means to be homeless or a runaway. Estimates of the homeless youth exceed one million. Thus homelessness among adolescents and young adults has become a major social concern in the United States. The editors conclude with a paper that provides an overview of U.S. Government action on behalf of assisting and preventing homelessness among minors. The final section features transcripts of hearings held before both the United States' Senate and Congress held in 2007 and 2008 that pertain to helping these minors and to lessen, and working to eliminate the problem in the future
Member of
Dewey number
362.74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hughes, Josiah,
  • Wright, Isiah,
Series statement
Social issues, justice and status series
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  • Runaway teenagers
  • Homeless youth
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Homeless youth
Label
Runaway and homeless youth, Josiah Hughes and Isiah Wright, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Homeless youth in the United States : recent research findings and intervention approaches / Paul A. Toro, Amy Dworsky, and Patrick J. Fowler -- Promising strategies to end youth homelessness / U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services -- Runaway and homeless youth : demographics and programs / Adrienne L. Fernandes -- Runaway and homeless youth : re-authorization legislation and issues in the 110th Congress / Adrienne L. Fernandes -- Runaway, homeless, and missing children : perspectives on helping the nation's vulnerable youth : hearing before the Subcommitee on Healthy Families and Communities, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives / U.S. Government Printing Office -- Living on the street : finding solutions to protect runaway and homeless youth, hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress / U.S. Government Printing Office
Control code
ocn985107351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781536113709
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985107351
Label
Runaway and homeless youth, Josiah Hughes and Isiah Wright, editors
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Homeless youth in the United States : recent research findings and intervention approaches / Paul A. Toro, Amy Dworsky, and Patrick J. Fowler -- Promising strategies to end youth homelessness / U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services -- Runaway and homeless youth : demographics and programs / Adrienne L. Fernandes -- Runaway and homeless youth : re-authorization legislation and issues in the 110th Congress / Adrienne L. Fernandes -- Runaway, homeless, and missing children : perspectives on helping the nation's vulnerable youth : hearing before the Subcommitee on Healthy Families and Communities, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives / U.S. Government Printing Office -- Living on the street : finding solutions to protect runaway and homeless youth, hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress / U.S. Government Printing Office
Control code
ocn985107351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781536113709
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985107351

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