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Urban Institute Releases Report on Interventions for Homeless Youth

September 6, 2016

Research Report - Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness

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.

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