News: Research

Silhouettes of young people standing under a bridge.

How Does Gang Involvement Impact Health Outcomes of Homeless Youth?

October 31, 2016

Researchers examined the impact gang involvement has on homeless youth health outcomes, such as exposure to trauma, mental health, sexual behavior, and substance use.

Participants in a point-in-time count.

Recommendations for Counting Homeless Youth and Surveying Their Needs

October 27, 2016

As part of YouthCount! 2.0, researchers examined methods of counting and surveying homeless young people to find out which were most effective.

A young couple.

What Factors Lead Young People to Take Sexual Risks?

October 6, 2016

Researchers study how a young person's history can be used to predict--and prevent--unhealthy sexual behaviors in the future.

A group of diverse teens.

Peer Groups Affect Substance Use in Homeless Youth

October 3, 2016

Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 19 homeless youth ages 16 to 21 from three Midwestern cities to discover how homeless youth perceive social norms related to substance use among their peers.


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