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  • 1. TEENAGEHOMELESSNESSONA KELLER

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.