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Paul Toro
Abstract This paper reviews and evaluates the literatures on children in families that are homeless and on adolescents who are homeless on their own. After presenting several emerging theoretical approaches, we propose a broad...
Olga Acosta, Paul Toro
A probability sample of 301 homeless adults from Buffalo, NY, was followed over 6 months to document the utilization of a variety of community services, examine services desired, and identify factors associated with service utilization, preference,...
Paul A. Toro
FREE Access to Full Text: This article was featured in the "Special Section on Parenting and Homelessness", guest edited by the Homelessness Resource Center and published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. It discusses violence among...
Paul A. Toro
Homelessness, once considered a problem confined to Third World nations and to periods of war and economic depression, has recently emerged as a major social issue in most developed nations. In the United States, the number of articles published on...
Jason Forney, Sylvie Lombardo, Paul Toro
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the relationship between psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse and dependence, and risk behaviors for contracting HIV. METHODS: A probability sample of 218 homeless men and women were recruited from food...
Karen Hobden, Jason Curtis Forney, Kathleen Wyszacki Durham, Paul Toro
The effectiveness of five tracking strategies (collateral contacts, Internet databases, driver's records, letters, and community visits) used in attempting to locate homeless and housed adolescents 4.5 years after they were first contacted was...
Paul A. Toro, Tegan M. Lesperance, Jordan M. Braciszewski
Annual prevalence estimates for homeless youth in the U.S. have ranged as high as 1.6 million among those aged 13-17 (Ringwalt et al., 1998). Robertson and Toro (1999) concluded that youth may be the single age group most at risk of becoming...
Carolyn J. Tompsett, Sarah E. Domoff, Paul A. Toro
Adolescents who experience homelessness are at higher risk for abusing substances, and for being exposed to substance-using peers. The current study used a longitudinal design to track substance abuse, affiliation with substance-using peers, and...
Jordan M. Braciszewski, Paul A. Toro, Robert L. Stout
Stable housing provides a solid foundation for youth development, making it an essential topic of study among young homeless people. Although gains have been made in research with adolescents and young adults experiencing homelessness, few...
Paul A. Toro, Marta Oko-Riebau
The present study investigated the main and stress-buffering effects of social support in a representative sample of homeless adults (N = 200) obtained in a 2-city region of southern Poland. Two different measures of social support were used: the...