Homeless Adolescent

An underage—in US, < age 18—person who is involuntarily without shelter or permanent address
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Factors in the psychological adjustment of homeless adolescent males: The role of coping style.
The prevalence of, and problems associated with, sexual abuse (SA) have not been sufficiently researched in the homeless adolescent population.
Gender differences in homeless adolescent behavior and sexual health practices as they relate to sexual victimization are underreported in the literature.
Incidence and prevalence of chlamydia, herpes, and viral hepatitis in a homeless adolescent population.
The aims of this doctoral dissertation study were to 1) explore the meaning of life for homeless adolescents, 2) examine how these youth structure their lives and how society has helped create that structure, 3) describe the cultural norms and mores of street life, and 4) understand how social, economic, and political forces within mainstream culture may influence the formation of a homeless adolescent subculture.
The current results support previous findings in which homeless young people were found to be depressed (Hirst, 1989) and in which 43% of a long-term homeless adolescent sample were severely depressed (Miner, 1991).
Homeless adolescents are considered emancipated minors,
HIV seroprevalence of over 8 percent was recently reported among the homeless population in San Francisco (Zolopa et al., 1994), 5 percent has been reported among homeless adolescents in New York City (Stricoff et al., 1991), and 1 percent has been reported in a community sample of homeless African American men in Miami (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 1991).
Homeless adolescents count on the school to be an extension of their families.
Correlates of resilience in homeless adolescents. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 33, 33-40.
While continuity of care probably is important to nonhomeless youth and to homeless adults, it is likely to be even more essential for the provision of quality of care for homeless adolescents.
The challenge of changing drug and sex risk behaviors of runaway and homeless adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect, 23, 1295-1306.

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