Friends and pets as companions: strategies for coping with loneliness among homeless youth.

@article{Rew2000FriendsAP,
  title={Friends and pets as companions: strategies for coping with loneliness among homeless youth.},
  author={Lynn Rew},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc},
  year={2000},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={125-32}
}
  • Lynn Rew
  • Published 2000 in
    Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric…
PROBLEMS Loneliness and negative health outcomes associated with being homeless and living on the streets. METHODS Qualitative data from 32 homeless youth, ages 16 to 23 years, who participated in focus groups, and a subsample of 10 youth, ages 15 to 23 years, who participated in individual interviews, were analyzed using manifest and content analysis, techniques. FINDINGS Homeless adolescents who live on the streets or in "squats" described feelings of loneliness that they say "go with the… CONTINUE READING

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