Issues That Concern You: Teen Homelessness, 1st Edition

  • H. Craig Erskine III
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  • ISBN-10: 1534502165
  • ISBN-13: 9781534502161
  • DDC: 362.7
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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More than two million kids in the U.S. face homelessness each year, with 57 percent going without food for at least one day a month. Teens represent a shocking 7 percent of the country's total homeless population. Whether they're crashing on someone's couch, living in cars, staying in shelters, or literally sleeping on the street, studies show that the plight of homeless youths is only growing worse. The viewpoints in this book tackle the economic and societal factors that contribute to teen homelessness, the stark situations faced by young transients today, and what can be done to curb this alarming trend.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Homelessness Among the Families of Our Veterans Must Be Addressed.
2: Government Policy Makes Homelessness Worse.
3: Policy Should Be Based on Reality, Not Rhetoric.
4: Teen Homelessness Is Disproportionately High for Minorities.
5: LGBTQ Teens Are at Risk for Homelessness for Many Reasons.
6: Homeless Teens Are a Problem in Every Region of the World.
7: Mentally Ill Teens Need Special Care and Treatment.
8: It Is an Educator's Responsibility to Help Homeless Teens.
9: Target the Psychosocial Barriers to Homeless Teens’ Succcess.
10: Foster Care Systems Can Only Help Teens Until They Age Out.
11: Foster Caregivers Face Challenges with Teen Victims of Abuse and Exploitation.
12: Communities Should Build More Homeless Shelters.
13: Homeless Shelters Encourage People to Be Lazy, Increase Crime, and Lower Home Values.
14: The Homeless May Not Be Ready for a Home.
Organizations to Contact.
Picture Credits.