Homelessness pp 287-297 | Cite as

Homeless and Runaway Youths

A Review of the Literature
  • Julia M. Robertson
Part of the Topics in Social Psychiatry book series (TSPS)


The prevalence of homelessness in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years. Policymakers and the lay public are gradually realizing that homeless persons are no longer primarily single, older, male skid row alcoholics or mentally ill people who “want to live on the streets and refuse our help.”1–2 Homelessness is determined in multiple ways and involves different age groups, including young adults, adolescents, and children.


Homeless Youth Homeless Person Juvenile Court Social Service Agency Runaway Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia M. Robertson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Seven Counties Services, Inc.LouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of Louisville School of MedicineLouisvilleUSA

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