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Dennis P. Culhane, Jung Min Park
For over a decade, national research has shown that many disadvantaged youth and families experience both homelessness and involvement in child welfare services. However, prior to the research summarized here, no population-based research had...
Jung Min Park, Angela Fertig, Paul Allison
Homeless children, like children in poverty generally, suffer a high rate of many physical and mental health conditions. This brief, based on a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health, finds that although homelessness takes its toll in...
Jung Min Park, Stephen Metraux, Dennis P. Culhane
This study determined the prevalence of childhood experiences with child welfare supervision and placement among a cohort of 11,401 young sheltered homeless adults and assessed the associations between this prior involvement with child welfare...
Yin-Ling Irene Wong, Jung Min Park, Howard Nemon
Emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing are distinct programmatic responses to address the housing and service needs of the homeless population under the Continuum of Care (CoC) model for homeless service delivery...
Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, Jung Min Park, Maryanne Schretzman & Jesse Valente
This study tests a typology of family homelessness based on patterns of public shelter utilization and examines whether family characteristics are associated with those patterns. The results indicate that a substantial majority of homeless families...
Traci Pedersen
In low-income families, about 10 percent of children have experienced at least one homeless episode, and an additional 24 percent have lived “doubled up” with relatives, friends, or other families before age 6. This according to a new study led...