In Focus: Behavioral Health among Youth Experiencing Homelessness

In Focus LogoThe Council has released a new edition of In Focus: A Quarterly Research Review. This issue provides a synthesis of recent literature on behavioral health issues among youths experiencing homelessness. Youths experiencing homelessness represent one of the largest sub-groups of the overall homeless population in the United States, and most face or have faced a number of adversities, including: family rejection, neglect, and abuse; economic hardship; and difficulties accessing homeless services. As a result, many youths experiencing homelessness are at increased risk for poor behavioral health outcomes. This In Focus gives an overview of the population of youths experiencing homelessness, prevalence of behavioral health issues, factors that can impact these issues, and implications for practice and policy.

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