Journal article

Exploring the relationship between resilience and help-seeking in homeless youth

1 Apr 2016
Description

Trauma in one’s lifetime is virtually universal in homeless populations. Research on the background of homeless young people suggests that their lives are often characterised by family dysfunction, abuse, maltreatment and neglect, overcrowding in the family home and personal turmoil preceding their first incidence of homelessness. Considering this, a number of studies detail the links between youth homelessness and poor psychological health outcomes, with the most severe outcome being a high risk of suicide or attempted suicide. Exploring approaches that can help to reduce the high rates of psychological distress in this group of vulnerable young people should be an important focus of research.

Publication Details
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
3
Pagination: 
25-27
Language: 
Published year only: 
2016
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