Homeless Adolescents: Common Clinical Concerns (2003)

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 as a direct consequence of…

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Risk evaluations and condom use decisions of homeless youth: a multi-level qualitative investigation (2015)

Risk evaluations and condom use decisions of homeless youth: a multi-level qualitative investigation http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/15/62 David P Kennedy, Ryan A Brown, Penelope Morrison, Loryana Vie, Gery W Ryan and Joan S Tucker Search Terms: Condoms, Homeless youth, Heterosexual sex, HIV, Reproductive health, Qualitative methods Summary: Homeless youth are at higher risk for sexually transmitted infections and…

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If you provide the test, they will take it: Factors associated with HIV/STI testing in a representative sample of homeless youth in Los Angeles (2014)

If you provide the test, they will take it: Factors associated with HIV/STI testing in a representative sample of homeless youth in Los Angeles http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/aeap.2012.24.4.350 Allison J. Ober, Steven C. Martino, Brett Ewing, and Joan S. Tucker Search Terms: homeless youth, los angeles, hiv, risk, sexually active youth Summary: Homeless youth are at high risk…

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Impact of Nursing Intervention on Decreasing Substances Abuse among Homeless Youth (2012)

Impact of Nursing Intervention on Decreasing Substances Abuse among Homeless Youth http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/content/27/1/52.long Nyamathi, A., Branson, C., Kennedy, B., Salem, B., Khalilifard, F., Marfisee, M., Getzoff, D. and Leake, B. Search Terms: homeless youth, adolescents, substance abuse, drug and alcohol use Summary: Alcohol use, and in particular, binge drinking, and methamphetamine use is pervasive among homeless…

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Homeless and Runaway Youths’ Access to Health Care (2010)

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 numbers of homeless youth did…

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Housing and Health in Los Angeles County: Social Determinants of Health (2015)

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Search terms: housing, human rights, los angeles, policy Summary: Housing affordability, stability, and quality are social determinants of health. This article expands on why the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights codified housing as a human right and explores how the absence of affordable, secure quality housing increased…

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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)

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 who are helped to make…

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Ending Child Poverty Now (2015)

Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/library/PovertyReport/EndingChildPovertyNow.html Search Terms: policy, children, poverty, poor, national, racial disparities, SNAP, subsidies, child tax credit Summary: More than 14.7 million children in America were poor in 2013, with more than two-thirds in working families. A disproportionate number are Black and Latino. Poor children often lag behind their peers in many ways beyond…

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Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries (2014)

Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/733 Gonzalo Fanjul, UNICEF, Rick Boychuck Search Terms: poverty, great recession, national, innocenti Summary: As the data in this new edition of the Innocenti Report Card series show, in the past five years, rising numbers of children and their…

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

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 health outcomes. Using a multilevel…

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