Homeless Youth 165 articles
Building intervention responses for sexually exploited, runaway youth.
The health and safety of runaway, sexually exploited youth is a national concern and challenge. This article describes how nursing administrators can support outreach to vulnerable and difficult to serve populations, develop collaborations with community agencies, and promote the delivery of healthc...
Children of the sug: A study of the daily lives of street children in Khartoum, Sudan, with intervention recommendations
Street-based services to improve children's health and safety are urgently needed. Re-integration programs may help large numbers of children voluntarily and permanently leave the streets. Advocacy campaigns and collaborative efforts with the police, judiciary and legislature should be intensified....
Juvenile offences among hospitalized adolescent inhalant users in Istanbul: a comparison regarding place of residence.
In this research, juvenile offenses and associated behaviors among adolescent inhalant users in Istanbul were investigated and inhalant users living in the street were compared to inhalant users living with their families. An interview questionnaire developed by the researchers was administered to 2...
Is the street child phenomenon synonymous with deviant behavior?
The police, court officials, social workers, and the public, in general, perceive street children negatively--their behavior is deemed deviant. This paper examines the concept of deviance as a label placed on the powerless by those in positions of power.
A study of HIV seroprevalence in a group of homeless youth in Hollywood, California.
The objective of this descriptive-exploratory study was to examine the HIV seroprevalence rate among a sample of homeless youth in Hollywood, California. A total of 96 respondents (age 14-24) were administered a questionnaire and had their blood drawn to test for the presence of HIV antibodies, duri...
HIV/AIDS among adolescents in Eastern Europe: knowledge of HIV/AIDS, social representations of risk and sexual activity among school childre...
The two studies reported here focus on knowledge and representations of HIV/AIDS (study 1) plus sexual behaviour and hedonistic values (study 2) among 14-17-year-old school children and similar aged shelter children. Results indicate that shelter children are more sexually active, less knowledgeable...
Determinants of health and service use patterns in homeless and low-income housed children.
Homelessness is an independent predictor of poor health status and high service use among children. The present findings highlight the importance of preventive interventions and efforts to increase access to primary care among homeless children....
Mental disorders and service utilization among youths from homeless and low-income housed families.
This sample of homeless and housed youths was found to have high rates of current mental disorders. Use of mental health services by children with mental health needs was low, particularly for youths with poor overall functioning....
Drug use in Nepal: the view from the street.
This study uses qualitative research techniques to examine heroin use in Nepal. It explores the life histories of 16 heroin users in Kathmandu, the country's capital, emphasizing those who are street children or who are otherwise displaced. The cases document that the initiation of use in Nepal is a...
"How comes it, Rocinante, you're so lean?" "I'm underfed, with overwork I'm worn"--Cervantes.