Resources: Briefs on Prolonged Youth Homelessness

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

These briefs discuss characteristics and experiences of young people who are homeless for prolonged periods of time, including the intersection with serious mental illness, and provide information on promising interventions for this population. Professionals who work with youth experiencing homelessness can use these resources to better understand these youth and the interventions that could be used to reduce prolonged youth homelessness:
     1. Factors Associated with Prolonged Homelessness: Summarizes characteristics associated with prolonged episodes of homelessness among youth
     2. The Role of Serious Mental Illness with Prolonged Youth Homelessness: Explores the intersection between prolonged homelessness and serious mental illness among youth
     3. Interventions for Addressing Prolonged Youth Homelessness: Presents available evidence about interventions to prevent or reduce prolonged youth homelessness
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