Homelessness, Reports and Publications, Supportive Housing

Three New Reports on Youth Homelessness


SAMHSA Study on Trauma-Informed Care for Children/Youth Homelessness

To combat the negative long-term effects of homelessness on the school performance, mental health, and emotional development of children, community-based "system of care" programs are seen as a holistic method of serving their needs, the subject of a new report recently issued by SAMHSA. "Helping Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events" stresses the effectiveness of trauma-informed services within a system of care model and shows that children and youth with access to these services have improved school performance, fewer arrests, and reduced suicide attempts.

To Learn More:
Read the Report

Article and Video on Foster Care Youth and Addressing Educational Needs

The Huffington Post recently published an article and video detailing the efforts of a small Massachusetts community to improve the educational outcomes of foster care youth who have gone through traumatic experiences. The article speaks to the SAMHSA study described above and the need to improve community-based, holistic efforts at addressing the needs of youth.

To Learn More:
Huffington Post Article and Video

3-Part Report on Youth Homelessness and Education in California

New America Media has produced "Young and Homeless" a series of reports detailing the educational struggles of youth faced with homelessness. The series, part of a New America Media fellowship to report on children in poverty in California, is broken into three parts:

  1. Finding Stability at School
  2. From the Streets to College
  3. Risking It All, For an Education

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