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Articles on Homeless Youth
A 'real passion' for delivering care to youngest and most needy.
Homelessness is everyone's business.
Better to bend than to break: coping strategies utilized by substance-abusing homeless youth.
This study investigated the relationship between coping styles and problem behaviors among a sample of substance-abusing homeless youth. Homeless youth (n = 268) were recruited through the only drop-in center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Results revealed that youth with higher task-or...
Drug-related risks among street youth in two neighborhoods in a Canadian setting
We compared drug-related behaviors, including initiation of drug use, among street youth residing in two adjacent neighborhoods in Vancouver. One neighborhood, the Downtown Eastside (DTES), features a large open-air illicit drug market. In multivariate analysis, having a primary illicit income sourc...
Child human trafficking victims: Challenges for the child welfare system
Since the passing of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act in 2000 and its reauthorization by President George Bush in 2008, federal, state and community efforts in identifying and providing services for victims of human trafficking have significantly improved. However, most of the...
HIV moves in on homeless youth.
Raising Arizona's homeless children with my canine companion.
Multicity HIV seroprevalence in street youth, Ukraine.
We conducted the first systematic, community-based, multicity assessment outside the USA of HIV seroprevalence, risk factors and linkage into clinical services among 929 street youth. After city-wide mapping, we used time-location sampling and randomly selected 74 venues in Odesa, Kyiv and Donetsk,...
A comparison of addiction and transience among street youth: Los Angeles, California, Austin, Texas, and St. Louis, Missouri.
The purpose of this study was to compare measures of addiction and transience among street youth in three disparate urban areas: Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and St. Louis, Missouri. Street youth from Los Angeles (n = 50), Austin (n = 50) and St. Louis (n = 46) were recruited using compar...
The challenge of pregnancy among homeless youth: reclaiming a lost opportunity.
We documented 26 pregnancy outcomes among 13 homeless women (ages 18-26) and eight homeless men through interviews and participant-observation. Eight pregnancies were voluntarily terminated, three were miscarried, and fifteen were carried to term. Regardless of pregnancy outcome, street youths' narr...