ERIC Number: ED489998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Unaccompanied and Homeless Youth Review of Literature (1995-2005)
National Center for Homeless Education
This review, compiled by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), is based on literature published between 1995 and 2005 on issues concerning unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. It provides an overview of the challenges these young people face and includes research about why they leave their homes, how they live after leaving, and what interventions are being used to assist them. It is broken down into sections on history, definitions, estimates, research, legislation, education, and interventions. Studies mentioned are predominantly those with larger numbers of participants who are fairly representative of the actual population of homeless youth. The information should be especially helpful for advocates who disseminate information to increase community awareness of pertinent issues and strategies to serve unaccompanied youth, service providers and policymakers interested in effective programs and where they may focus their efforts to serve unaccompanied youth, and researchers who want to identify gaps in the knowledge base.
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Homeless People, Intervention, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Youth Programs, Federal Legislation, Definitions
National Center for Homeless Education. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge St., 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.serve.org/nche.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education, Greensboro, NC.