Homeless Youth: Part One
Homeless Youth: Quiz 1
Homeless Youth: Part Two
Homeless Youth: Quiz 2
Homeless Youth: Part Three
Homeless Youth: Feedback
Homeless Youth: Alone and Adrift
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Each year, roughly 1.7 million youth under the age of 18 experience homelessness. Although many of these youth return home, 380,000 remain without a home for over one week. If young adults under the age of 24 are included in these statistics, the number of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness for over one week jumps to 550,000. Running away, “aging out” of foster care, and exiting the juvenile justice system are examples of reasons that lead homelessness among youth. This course offers definitions, statistics, and characteristics of youth experiencing homelessness. It also offers tips for working with youth experiencing homelessness and highlights programs who have worked with this population.
Who should take this module:
- Frontline workers
- Identify three effective strategies for working with youth who are experiencing homelessness
- Describe the causes of youth homelessness
- Discuss the impact of homelessness on young people
Meet the authors:
- Wayne Centrone
- Megan Edson Grandin
- Estimated length: 1 hour
- Subject: Homeless youth
- CE credit: 1 hour
- Course type: Self-paced module
- Covered topics: homelessness, homeless youth, youth, runaway youth
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