Youth Homelessness: A Global and National Analysis of Emerging Interventions for a Population at Risk

  • Lauren Kominkiewicz
  • Frances Bernard Kominkiewicz


This chapter analyzes national and global research and policies for serving homeless youth, including the causes and consequences of youth homelessness. The chapter will identify best practices for locating, assessing, interviewing, and intervening with homeless youth in order to meet their needs. This chapter will also help to prepare students for participating in social work research, engaging in policymaking processes, and working with agencies and organizations invested in the continued development of best practices. The information presented assists readers in becoming more well-rounded practitioners to advocate for and intervene with homeless youth.


Youth homelessness Global youth homelessness Youth homelessness policy McKinney-Vento Act HUD Stories Homeless youth Assessment Adverse childhood experiences Ecosystems Policy Criminalization Definition Global National Youth counts Unaccompanied youth Shelter Housing First Social spaces Social media Mobile phones Trauma-informed care Substance use Strengths Abuse Research Building rapport Peer support Poverty Education LGBTQ Disabilities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren Kominkiewicz
    • 1
  • Frances Bernard Kominkiewicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Children’s Legal Services of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Saint Mary’s CollegeNotre DameUSA

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