California Homeless Youth Project, Voices from the Street: California’s Homeless Students: A Growing Population (2014)

California Homeless Youth Project, Voices from the Street: California’s Homeless Students: A Growing Population http://cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov/docs/pdf/CaliforniasHomelessStudents_AGrowingPopulation.pdf Shahera Hyatt, Brynn Walzer, and Patricia Julianelle, California Research Bureau Search Terms: education, homeless students, California, policy, data collection Summary: Children experiencing homelessness encounter many obstacles to their education. This brief identifies what we know about the size of California’s…

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What Works to End Youth Homelessness (2015)

National Network for Youth http://www.nn4youth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015-What-Works-to-End-Youth-Homlessness.pdf Search Terms: policy, TAY, homeless, housing, education, work, social services Summary: Transition-aged youth are one of the fastest growing homeless populations and require unique housing and services because they are still developing as young adults and need support until they are able to support themselves, gain life experience, and transition…

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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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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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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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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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Transition Age Youth and the Child Protection System: Demographic and Case Characteristics: California (2015)

Transition Age Youth and the Child Protection System: Demographic and Case Characteristics: California https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/research/transition-age-youth-and-the-child-protection-system-demographic-and-case-characteristics/9868 Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin, Ivy Hammond, Jacquelyn McCroskey, Daniel Webster, and Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Children’s Data Network Search Terms: TAY, racial disparities, gender disparities, foster care, California, housing, AB12, policy Summary: Also known as the Children’s Data Network Report on Transition Age Youth. Adverse…

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