Youth can also become homeless when they are discharged from foster care or other institutional settings with no housing or income support as if this situation isn't bad enough, organizations that focus on homeless youth say the problem is getting worse the national center for homeless education.
Unless otherwise specified, this paper will discuss homeless youth (ages 12-21), including runaways, throwaways and street youth, who do not live with parents or guardians youth who are homeless and living with their parents face some of the same issues as youth without parents or guardians, but are not the focus of.
Not surprisingly, homeless youth have significant mental health problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd), suicidal ideation, and substance abuse disorders (cochran, stewart, ginzler & cauce, 2002) most of these youth experienced potentially traumatic events before they left.
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of what is currently known about the health issues of homeless youth, focusing on risk-taking behaviors, health status, and access to care the.
To understand youth homelessness, it's important to look at the issues that lead kids to the street youth become homeless for a variety of reasons which include fleeing or being forced out of homes where there is abuse, neglect or childhood trauma kids may feel unwanted by a new step-parent or because of their sexual.
Moreover, given the hidden nature of the juvenile street population in major cities like hcmc or hanoi ( fern, 2006), it is difficult to gain a deeper sense of what their health needs are or how they engage with the health care system while the negative health impact of living on the streets is well documented ( beharry, 2012. The purpose of the present review is to highlight the health issues of homeless youth in canadian communities, and their associated medical and social needs we hope to illustrate that services focused on providing consistent and appropriate care for youth in their communities is needed for this large and.
(1) this issue of in focus provides a synthesis of recent literature on behavioral health issues among homeless youth it gives an overview of the homeless youth population, prevalence of behavioral health issues, factors that can impact these issues, and implications for practice and policy youth homelessness: a snapshot. Objectives: youth homelessness is on the rise in north america, yet this vulnerable population is rarely studied and compared with adults this paper aimed to study the homeless youth and identify specific vulnerabilities, which rendered them different from the adult homeless population it also aimed to.