Serving Our Youth: Findings for a National Survey of Service Providers Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Who Are Homeless or At-Risk of Becoming Homeless

This report presents findings drawn from a LGBT web-based Youth Provider Survey conducted in 2011-2012 with over 350 providers from around the country. Key findings include that the number of providers serving LGBT homeless youth has grown over the past 10 years now representing between 30- 40% of homeless youth served, with family rejection the most common reason cited for homelessness.

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America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness (2014)

America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness http://www.homelesschildrenamerica.org/ American Institute for Research, Ellen L. Bassuk, Carmela J. DeCandia, Corey Anne Beach, Fred Berman Search terms: national, California, census, homeless youth, policy Summary: A report on child homelessness within the United States in 2013 using recent federal data. The report provides state profiles using…

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The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness (2014)

The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness https://www.hudexchange.info/hdx/guides/ahar/ Meghan Henry, Alvaro Cortes, Azim Shivji, Katherine Buck, Abt Asociates, Jill Khadduri, Dennis Culhane Search Terms: census, national, California, chronically homeless, veterans, homeless youth, homeless children Summary: This report outlines the key findings of the 2014 Point-In-Time (PIT) and…

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Voices from the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by their Peers (2008)

Voices from the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by their Peers. www.library.ca.gov/crb/08/08-004.pdf, Authors: Nell Bernstein, Lisa K. Foster, California Research Bureau Search Terms: los angeles, california, homeless youth, mental health, abuse, policy Summary: Summarizes interviews of homeless or formerly homeless youth by their peers about how they became homeless, their lives on the street,…

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2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count: Overall Results for Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Continuum of Care (2013)

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Search Terms: Los Angeles, census, aging, demographics, black, white, latino, veterans, homeless youth Summary: Point-in-time count of homeless in Los Angeles focusing on geographic distribution and demographics, with special attention to categories such as veterans and youth. Significant findings include that the homeless population of the region is getting older…

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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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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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