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Kimberly Tyler
Using intensive qualitative interviews with 40 homeless youth, this study examined their early family histories for abuse, neglect, and other family problems and the number and types of transitions that youth experienced. Multiple forms of child...
Kimberly Tyler, Elbert Almazan
Although self-mutilation has been studied from medical and individual perspectives, it has rarely been examined within a social stress context. As such, we use a social stress framework to examine risk factors for self-mutilation to determine...
Kimberly A. Tyler
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between homeless youths’ HIV risk behaviors with strangers and risk and protective characteristics of their social networks. Data were from the Social Network and Homeless Youth Project. A...
Kimberly A. Tyler
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between homeless youths' HIV risk behaviors with strangers and risk and protective characteristics of their social networks. Data were from the Social Network and Homeless Youth Project...
Kimberly A. Tyler, Rachel Schmitz
Though dating violence is widespread among young adult homeless populations, its risk factors are poorly understood by scholars. To address this gap, the current study uses a social learning theory to examine the effects of abusive parenting and...
Kimberly Tyler, Dan Hoyt, Leslie Whitbeck
Based on risk amplification and victimization theories, path analysis was used to investigate the effects of early sexual abuse on later sexual victimization among 361 female homeless and runaway adolescents in four midwestern states. Results...
Kimberly Tyler, Ana Cauce, Leslie Whitbeck
This study focuses on the family risk factors and predictors of runaway youth with dissociative disorder. Objective: To examine family risk factors associated with dissociative symptoms among homeless and runaway youth. Method: Three hundred and...
Kimberly A. Tyler, Katherine A. Johnson
Previous research has suggested that "victim" & "offender" are not mutually exclusive categories but rather represent a homogeneous pool in which offenders are victimized & victims also offend....
Kimberly A. Tyler, Katherine A. Johnson
Although high rates of alcohol and drug use have been found among homeless young people, less is known about who is responsible for their initiation, the reasons for their continued use, and why some individuals eventually transition out of using...
Lisa A. Melander, Kimberly A. Tyler
Purpose: The purpose of our study was to examine the relationship between child maltreatment, physical and sexual victimization, and partner violence victimization with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk behaviors among a...
Kimberly A. Tyler, Lisa A. Melander
Although social networks are essential for explaining protective and risk factors among homeless youth, little is known about the formation and composition of these groups. In this study, we utilized 19 in-depth interviews with homeless youth to...
Kimberly A. Tyler, Lisa A. Melander
Though research has examined risk factors associated with street victimization among homeless young people, little is known about dating violence experiences among this group. Given homeless youths’ elevated rates of child maltreatment, it is likely...
Kimberly A. Tyler, Lisa A. Melander
The current study utilizes 19 in-depth interviews with homeless youth to investigate different elements of their sexual behavior (Authors).
Kimberly A. Tyler, Lisa A. Melander
Although previous research documents high rates of child abuse, street victimization, and substance use among homeless youth, few studies have investigated these three constructs simultaneously, and thus little is known about how various forms of...
Kimberly A. Tyler, Rachel M. Schmitz
This study explored the early family histories of homeless young adults, the types and number of transitions they experienced, and their pathways to the street. Intensive qualitative interviews were audio taped and transcribed with 40 homeless young...