Runaway and Homeless Youth: New Research and Clinical Perspectives

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Runaway and Homeless Youth: New Research and Clinical Perspectives

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This straightforward reference surveys the knowledge base on homeless, runaway, and thrown-away children and adolescents and makes concrete recommendations for policy and practice. It is a comprehensive volume, that covers new state legislation in the U.S. dealing with runaway and homeless youth. The book’s ecological approach grounds readers in the demographics of this diverse population, family and other risk factors for leaving home (and alternative arrangements such as foster care), and the survival skills homeless young people use to sustain themselves. Chapters cover a gamut of physical, psychological, and social problems, from drug abuse to depression to STIs, with special attention paid to the multiple difficulties faced by LGBT street youth and street youths’ experiences with the legal and justice systems.

The author also assesses established and emerging interventions used with runaway youth, and the effectiveness of policy initiatives dealing with improving conditions for youth on the streets and at risk.

Presenting the complex situation as it stands, and with clear suggestions for action, Runaway and Homeless Youth is a valuable resource for family therapists, sociologists, social workers, school administrators, health professionals, police, judges, and other criminal justice professional, along with professionals involved in young people’s well-being and policy-making initiatives.

ISBN

978-3-319-30863-0

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-30863-0

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Springer

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Counseling Psychology | Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy | School Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Stephen J. Morewitz

Runaway and Homeless Youth: New Research and Clinical Perspectives

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