Youth homelessness: four policy proposals

Youth Homelessness Australia

Chris Chamberlain and David MacKenzie estimate that 25,000 to 30,000 students experience a period of homelessness each year, and that most homeless students drop out of school.

Since 1995, the early intervention perspective has been widely adopted around the country.

This report focuses on three issues: understanding the main causes of, and pathways into youth homelessness, identifying effective prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, and outlining policy initiatives to strengthen Australia's early intervention capacity.

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