CBCAP leads and others are focusing on the maltreatment prevention needs of unaccompanied and homeless youth.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines unaccompanied homeless youth as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes children and youth who:
This discussion includes resources, ideas, and discussions to help meet the needs of this hard-to-serve population. Please join the conversation.
John Vogel has identified some resources that help to define and support services for unaccompanied and homeless youth. The list will continue to grow. Do you have others to add?
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Nabors, Laura. “School-Based Mental Health Prevention Activities for Homeless and At-Risk Youth.” Child & Youth Care Forum 30.1 (2001): 3-18. Print.
National Network for Youth. Prevention - A Positive Process - A Strategy Paper on Prevention Services, ... 1978.
Rice, Eric. “Social Networking Technology, Social Network Composition, and Reductions in Substance Use Among Homeless Adolescents.” Prevention Science 12.1 (2011): 80-88. Print.
Rohr, Michael E., and Richard James. “Runaways: Some Suggestions for Prevention, Coordinating Services, and Expediting the Reentry..” School Counselor 42.1 (1994): 40. Print.
Rohr, Michael E. “Runaways: Some Suggestions for Prevention, Coordinating Services, and Exped...” School Counselor 42.1 (1994): p. 40-48. Print.
The FRIENDS National Advisory Network contributed some promising resources to this discussion, including: