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2. DEFINITIONNo consistent, safeplace to live 3. STATISTICS Estimates range from 1.6 2.8 million homeless teens Equal numbers of males and females Most homeless youth are between the ages of 15-17 10% pregnant 20-40% LGBT 50% high school dropouts 4. CAUSESFamily problemsEconomic problemsResidential instability 5. LGBT HOMELESSTEENAGERS 6. LGBT HOMELESSTEENAGERSHigher risk for: Drug addiction Prostitution Sexual and physical abuse DepressionNeed LGBT-specific outreachand shelters 7. Access toinformation is key Building trusttakes time Offer a range ofservicesOUTREACH 8. RESOURCES Forty to None Project: www.FortyToNone.org National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY,www.1800runaway.org National Coalition for the Homeless:www.NationalHomeless.org Substance Abuse and Mental Health ServicesAdministration Homelessness Resource Center:http://homeless.samhsa.gov 9. REFERENCESAviles de Bradley, A. (2011). Unaccompanied homeless youth:Intersections of homelessness, school experiences andeducational policy. Child and Youth Services, 32, 155-172.National Coalition for the Homeless (2008). Homeless Youth. Retrievedfrom: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/youth.htmlNational Runaway Switchboard. (2010). Why They Run. Retrieved from:http://www.1800runaway.org/learn/research/why_they_run/report/Oliveira, J., & Burke, P. (2009). Lost in the shuffle: Culture of homelessadolescents. Pediatric Nursing, 35(3), 154-161.Schwartz, M., Sorensen, H., Ammerman, S., & Bard, E. (2008). Exploringthe relationship between homelessness and delinquency: Asnapshot of a group of homeless youth in San Jose, California.Child Adolescent Social Work, 25, 255-269.Whitbeck, L., Chen, X., Hoyt, D., Tyler, K., & Johnson, K. (2004). Mentaldisorder, subsistence strategies, and victimization among gay,lesbian, and bisexual homeless and runaway adolescents. TheJournal of Sex Research, 41(4), 329-342.