5.7 Early Intervention: Improving Youth Outcomes

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Conference Presentation | March 10, 2014

Files: Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary by Katie Davies (PDF | 787 KB | 15 slides)

5.7 Early Intervention: Improving Youth Outcomes

Runaway and homeless youth face all sorts of dangers when living on the streets, including exposure to drugs, physical and sexual violence, and even recruitment to gangs and prostitution. Some of these dangers can be avoided by either preventing a runaway episode in the first place or immediately intervening to help a youth reunite with family or access alternative emergency housing. This workshop will focus on strategies to target youth most vulnerable to a runaway episode, as well as outreach efforts to identify youth early in their homelessness experience and protect them from the dangers of living on the streets.