Homeless Youth: A Case Study

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District 6 in San Francisco needs to develop a comprehensive national strategy to end homelessness among youth. Homelessness is a serious social problem - with a rising of 10% increase between 2013 and 2015, number of persons concerned. The youth homelessness recorded a particularly striking increase during the term of the homeless strategy. Based on the 2015 General Count, 57% of the unsheltered homeless population was identified in District 6. In 2013, 2576 people aged 18 to 24 were registered as homeless in survey week; by 2015 the number climbed to 3487 (at a consistently low rate among young people under 18). In addition to structural, institutional, interpersonal and individual factors, in particular the (mainly with the economic crisis) …show more content…
The consequences of homelessness on the life of a young are numerous, both physically and psychologically. Drug use, poor diet, unsafe sex, and attendance unhealthy environments. All these factors can seriously endanger someone 's life. Some teens are tempted to commit crimes (robberies, assaults) in order to procure goods such as clothing or food, and then find themselves caught in the justice system. In addition, the constant state of violence and lack of resources in which homeless youth live can greatly increase their stress and anxiety among them. More than a third of them will develop a depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, or jeopardize their own lives; Suicide is also the second cause of death among homeless …show more content…
This accumulation causes the person in a process that may lead it to live on the streets. However, exclusion has become in contemporary society, a situation becoming increasingly common. The major societal transformations that have increased social inequality: changes in the labor market, increasing unemployment and poverty, globalization of markets, reconfiguration of the family, state disengagement, housing shortages came, in fact, so upset the structures of our societies that more and more people are unable or longer find a place. The mechanisms of social integration have been eroded to the point of tipping more and more people in a social fragility that can drive up the street space formalizing the final stage of exclusion path. Thus, behind each homeless person story, the decor is that of increasing exclusion, poverty, decor reflecting the crisis experienced by our contemporary

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