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Between 500,000 and 1.7 million unaccompanied youth experience homelessness for at least one night each year. Homelessness is a devastating experience that has a significant negative impact on well-being, functioning, development, physical and mental health, and life trajectory. Systems of care serving youth who are homeless or at risk can provide and connect services among programs to support long-term stability and well-being while working to prevent and end homelessness for youth in the system. Homelessness Among U.S. Youth outlines the challenges and needs of youth who are homeless, discusses a trauma-informed approach to providing services, offers strategies for developing individual service plans, and provides additional resources.
Addresses the need of a trauma-informed approach to all systems serving children, youth, and their caregivers; highlights the extent and impact of trauma in the lives of children and youth across various service systems; identifies the core principles and key components of trauma-informed care; and provides tips and resources for adopting and sustaining a trauma-informed approach across systems of care.
Includes author descriptions of trauma service models identified by states and organizations and descriptions of evidence-based and promising practice models. The models are designed to address trauma in the lives of children, their parents or caregivers and adults.