Youth and Homelessness

by jbrad4 on Octobre 21, 2013 - 7:03pm


            Homelessness upon youth is a growing problem especially in the United States. The United Nations defines a “youth” as a person between the ages of 15 and 24. Research states that there are between 1.6 and 2 million homeless youth each night. This number is the amount of “runaways, throwaways, street youth and systems youth.”  Homelessness itself is a problem on its own however; homelessness causes a variety of more serious problems. Homelessness often leads to the spread of sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse and other physical ailments. Many times homeless people have deep psychiatric disorders.

            On page of the critical thinking book it discusses the criteria for evaluating reasoning. The authors of my article definitely make implications that are sensitive to the readers. The authors state what the facts as they are. The authors get straight to the point stating the real effects that the homelessness cycle has on young people. They state the consequences of not helping to breaking the homeless cycle. The point of the article was to educate readers on what leads to young people becoming homeless and the long term effects.











Edidin, J., Ganim, Z., Hunter, S., & Karnik, N. (2011). The mental and physical health of             homeless youth. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev, (43), 354-375. doi: 10.1007/s10578-011-     0270-1