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ERIC Number: EJ993594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
Spaces of Trauma: Young People, Homelessness and Violence
Jordan, Lucinda
Youth Studies Australia, v31 n4 p11-17 Dec 2012
Little contemporary research has examined young people's experiences of violence and homelessness in detail within the Australian context. This article draws upon qualitative research with 33 homeless youth in Melbourne and seeks to enhance understanding of the impact of violence on young people. It argues that everyday experiences of violence play a central role in shaping homeless young people's lived experiences, traumatising young people and violating any sense of connection and home. It suggests that violence is not only a causal factor for homelessness, but also exacerbates and prolongs homelessness. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia