Intersections Between Child Welfare & Homeless Systems
Stephen Metraux, 2006
This PowerPoint presentation summarizes findings from two scholarly studies on child welfare and homelessness in New York City. The two studies were published in 2004 and 2005 by Children & Youth Services Review and Social Service Review, respectively. Both studies conclude that foster care placement as a child contributes to a high risk of homeless shelter use as an adult. The author suggests that the transition between foster care and homeless shelters represents a possible intervention point where supportive housing can replace the need for subsequent homeless services.
Research category: Youth