Runaway and Homeless Youth

A young person filling out a financial aid form with assistance from a counselor.

Minipodcasts Give Homeless Youth Tips on Applying to and Succeeding in College
Learn how you can advise young people completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Q&A: A Sex Trafficking Intervention Uses Expressive Arts
Laura McLean, from San Diego Youth Services, explains how staff incorporate expressive arts into a trauma-informed sex-trafficking prevention and treatment program.

A young graduate with his adult mentor.

6 Aftercare Supports Youth Need
Additional supports can help ensure a smooth and permanent transition for runaway and homeless youth leaving a program.

A young mother holding her child.

How Does Early "Adultification" Affect Homeless Youth?
Learn how homeless young people's experiences with early "adultification" shaped their lives before and after they became homeless.

Young people testing a mobile app.

Testing a Mobile App for Homeless Youth and Service Providers
Learn how an app may help homeless youth better access services.

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What Outcomes Are Important to Youth After They Exit a Transitional Living Program?
Discover the four outcomes most important to youth who have participated in a Transitional Living Program.

Kathryn Power of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Federal Agency Works To End Youth Homelessness in New England
Learn how the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is coordinating a regional focus on runaway and homeless youth.

A young woman stands on a balcony looking forward.

What Former Transitional Living Program Participants Suggest for Improving These Programs
Read about how a case manager-turned-researcher and two former transitional living program (TLP) participants put TLP research into practice.

Diverse young adults.

Free Online Training on Pathways to Adulthood
Learn about a training that prepares frontline staff for working with transition age youth who live with mental health challenges.

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