Capacity for Survival: Exploring Strengths of Homeless Street Youth.

  title={Capacity for Survival: Exploring Strengths of Homeless Street Youth.},
  author={Kimberly Ann Bender and Sanna J. Thompson and Holly H McManus and Janet Lantry and Patrick M. Flynn},
  journal={Child & youth care forum},
  volume={36 1},
The majority of research on homeless youth has focused on the multitude of problems faced by this vulnerable population. The current study, while acknowledging the hazards of life on the streets, seeks to explore the personal strengths and informal resources street youth rely on to navigate their environments. Qualitative data from seven focus groups conducted with street youth ages 18-24 were analyzed using content analysis. These data, rich with interactions among youth participants… CONTINUE READING

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