The Urban Institute has released Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or At Risk of Homelessness. The report summarizes existing evidence on 49 family intervention strategies—identified through a literature review—to prevent youth homelessness or reunite youth experiencing homelessness with their family.
Key findings include the following:
- Six of the 49 interventions meet the researchers’ standards to qualify as evidence based and evidence informed.
- Core components of the six interventions include offering a home-based service delivery component, providing clinical services and parent training, and implementing multiple, intensive sessions.
- Few interventions specifically target racial and ethnic minority youth and those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.
Download the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-sponsored Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or At Risk of Homelessness.