ERIC Number: ED364617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Streetwork Outreach Training Manual.
Able-Peterson, Trudee; Bucy, June
This document is intended to be a guide for action for people concerned about the youths who live alone on the streets of America without the nurturing, protection, and supervision of caring adults. It describes the varied activities, knowledge, and skills and outreach program needs to provide services to these youth who are living on the streets. Specific topics include discussions about life on the streets and why youth become runaways, street subcultures and hierarchy, and the underlying principles of streetwork and two streetwork programs. The bulk of the document covers outreach program development; the creation of an outreach team, including staff development and training needs; program implementation and the rules to be followed to aid success; and the various services, both direct and ancillary, that are needed. The final chapters examine the cultural diversity that can be found among homeless persons, and Alaska's response to the homeless youth problem. Appendices, comprising 25 percent of the document, include guidelines for program development and for counseling gay youth, and a list of additional street outreach programs for homeless and runaway youth. (Contains 106 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Guides, Homeless People, Outreach Programs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Runaways, Social Services, Social Workers, Staff Development, Subcultures, Urban Problems, Volunteer Training, Youth Programs
CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University Child Development Center, 3800 Reservoir Road, N.W., CG-52 Bles, Pediatrics, Washington, DC 20007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.