Mental Health Supports and Considerations for Youth Who are Homeless or At-Risk of Homelessness
Monday, June 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET
Many of the health issues faced by youth who are homeless are similar to those faced by anyone experiencing homelessness. However, youth who are homeless are still developing psychologically, cognitively and physically. Before becoming homeless, these youth may have endured a chaotic and often violent home life and they may be distrustful of authority and adults. For all these reasons, youth who are homeless may make choices that are not always in the best interest of their health. In offering supports and services it is important to consider services and supports that acknowledge and respond to the context and the experience of young adults who experience homelessness.
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