ERIC Number: ED203274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Homeless Youth: The Saga of "Pushouts" and "Throwaways" in America. Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This report of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution examines the phenomenon of homeless youth, including the population, their families, survival tactics, the availability of services, and future outlooks. A section reviewing the legal constraints imposed on young people which affect their ability to live on their own is followed by a review of the agencies serving homeless youth, with data and impressions collected from interviews. A description of runaway programs throughout the United States is included. Data from on-site program visits and interviews with agency personnel, police officers, and juvenile justice, corrections, public assistance, mental health, and child care personnel are reported. Data are also included from case records of runaways and interviews conducted with homeless youth about the quality of their lives, survival techniques, difficulties encountered in obtaining food, shelter and employment and their hopes for the future. The appendices contain the Juvenile Justice and Runaway Youth acts and amendments, additional reports on homeless youth and child abuse, and interview forms for agency personnel and youths. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Family Problems, Helping Relationship, Juvenile Courts, Parent Child Relationship, Problem Solving, Runaways, Violence, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print.