alexa Trauma Among Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: The Integration of Street Culture into a Model of Intervention.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Advances in Recycling & Waste Management

Author(s): McManus HH, Thompson SJ

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Abstract Homeless adolescents comprise a population particularly vulnerable to developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Research has shown that prevalence of trauma-related symptoms among homeless youth living in shelters and on the streets without families is approximately 18\%. The detrimental effects of traumatic experiences often inhibit homeless youths' ability to employ the psychosocial skills necessary to a transition out of homelessness. Consequently, interventions targeting the mitigation of post-traumatic stress symptoms among this population are crucial. This article aims to address the symptoms and needs of unaccompanied homeless youth who experience post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology and offers a strength-based intervention framework for understanding, identifying, and beginning to address trauma-related mental health needs within the cultural context and experience of youth homelessness.
This article was published in J Aggress Maltreat Trauma and referenced in Advances in Recycling & Waste Management

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