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Author Morewitz, Stephen John, 1954- author.

Title Runaway and homeless youth : new research and clinical perspectives / Stephen J. Morewitz.

Publication Info. Switzerland : Springer, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Runaway Youth at the Time that of Their Disappearance -- Running away from Substitute Care -- Food Insecurity and Related Problems among Homeless and Runaway Youth -- Employment and Other Income Sources of Runaway and Homeless Youth -- School Issues Facing Runaway and Homeless Youth -- Substance Use among Homeless and Runaway Adolescents -- Delinquent/Criminal and Violent Behavior -- Runaway and Homeless Sexual Minorities -- Well-Being and Access to Health Care -- Suicidal Behavior -- Self-Mutilation among Runaway and Homeless Youth -- Sexual Risks -- Pregnancy -- HIV/AIDS Risk Behaviors -- Mortality -- Street Youth in Different Countries -- Police Responses to Runaway and Homeless Youth -- Court Responses to Runaway Offenses and Other Juvenile Status Violations -- Juvenile Detention -- Runaway and Homeless Youth Interventions -- Runaway and Homeless Youth Needs: Legislation and Policy Options.
Summary This straightforward reference surveys the knowledge base on homeless, runaway, and thrown-away children and adolescents and makes concrete recommendations for policy and practice. The book's ecological approach grounds readers in the demographics of this diverse population, family and other risk factors for leaving home (and alternative arrangements such as foster care), and the survival skills homeless young people use to sustain themselves. Chapters cover a gamut of physical, psychological, and social problems, from drug abuse to depression to STIs, with special attention paid to the multiple difficulties faced by LGBT street youth and street youths' experiences with the legal and justice systems. The author also assesses established and emerging interventions used with runaway youth, and the effectiveness of policy initiatives dealing with improving conditions for youth on the streets and at risk. Included in the coverage: · Runaway youth at the time of their disappearance. · Food insecurity and related problems among homeless and runaway youth. · Substance use among homeless and runaway adolescents. · Runaway and homeless sexual minorities. Court responses to runaway offenses and other juvenile status violations. · Street youth in different countries. Presenting the complex situation as it stands, and with clear suggestions for action, Runaway and Homeless Youth is a valuable resource for family therapists, sociologists, social workers, school administrators, health professionals, police, judges, and other criminal justice professional, along with professionals involved in young people's well-being and policy-making initiatives.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 17, 2016).
Subject Runaway teenagers -- United States.
Homeless youth -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
Homeless youth. (OCoLC)fst00959530
Runaway teenagers. (OCoLC)fst01101304
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe Morewitz, Stephen J.. Runaway and Homeless Youth . New Research and Clinical Perspectives
ISBN 9783319308630 (electronic bk.)
3319308637 (electronic bk.)
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