ERIC Number: ED460306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Resources for the Street Outreach Program Grantees.
Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
This paper suggests that research has shown that street youth are running from homes characterized by domestic violence, parental drug and alcohol abuse, or child abuse or neglect. This packet describes federal support for helping runaway and homeless youth and reviews implementation of the "Street Outreach Program" and best practices. Resources are provided on the range of issues that the Street Outreach Program grantees and others must address in working with street youth. The information is covered: (1) "Publications Related to Preventing the Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Street Youth"; (2) "Street Outreach Program Grantee List"; (3) "National Clearinghouses and Resource Centers Focusing on Issues Related to Working with Street Youth"; and (4) "National Resource Organizations Focusing on Issues Related to Working with Street Youth." This paper asserts that most young people can, with the support of caring adults, deal with their past and move toward independence and adulthood. (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Community Programs, Coping, Family Problems, Homeless People, Outreach Programs, Resilience (Personality), Runaways, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Youth Problems
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, P.O. Box 13505, Silver Spring, MD 20911-3505; Tel: 301-608-8098; Fax 301-608-8721; Web site: http://www.ncfy.com/street.htm
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Family and Youth Services Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Note: Revised by the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth.