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    Homeless Youth

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    The Relationship Between Homeless Youth and Sex for Survival Each year in the United States over one million youth under the age of 18 are homeless (Warf, et al., 2013). There are many factors that may contribute to a young person becoming homeless such as disagreements with parents or step-parents, pregnancy, sexual orientation, school performance, substance abuse, and physical or sexual abuse occurring in the home (Warf, et al., 2013). No matter what led the youth to homelessness, they face many challenges. They are forced to survive without the support of their family and also lack education and necessary job skills. These youths then try strategies such as panhandling, shoplifting, stealing, selling drugs, or survival sex to obtain what…

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    Youth Sports

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    Gain from Youth Sports An extensive research report done by the Journal of School Health named “Relationships Between Youth Sport Participation and Selected Health Risk Behaviors 1999-2007” indicates the advantages of athletic participation among youth include: a reduced rate in juvenile arrests, teen pregnancies, drug use and school dropout; all the while augmenting the academic achievements of young athletes. Said results are attributed to 3 life skills attained and honed during the…

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    Youth Sexualization

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    Sexualization of Youth in Mass Media Sexualization of youth is a major problem that society faces today, especially for those who have young children. Mass media plays a very important role in the way that youth are sexualized in today’s world. Many people do not know what or how youth are sexualized so young, let alone know what sexualization is. What is sexualization? How do today’s youth become sexualized? What influence does mass media play in the process of sexualization? How does this…

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    health issues as well as a myriad of other problems (McQuaid, 2014). After the 2008 global financial crisis there was a sharp rise in youth unemployment around the world, and understandably so (Fig 1). In cutting costs for many business, the young and inexperienced workers were more often than not the first to be made redundant. Businesses who were still able to hire new workers opted for more seasoned and…

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    Youth Voting Problem

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    Roosevelt. With the rise of youth voting increasing to 22 million voters in the 2008 presidential and 23 million voters in the 2012 election, still only about half of the American youth population voted in 2008 and 2012. This is a serious problem in our society because young people need to find their voices by getting politically educated and turn out to vote. The only people who can change the shortage of youth voting are the 18-29 year olds who make up that group. Those that did vote made up…

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    When Youth Work

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    When Youth Work Is Supposed To Be Difficult This morning I had a great chat with a leader of a national youth project that develops events and camps where young people are expected to work hard, study and learn more about God. It runs totally counter to much of our popular youth work models, but is also exponentially growing and spreading nationally every year, developing incredibly enthusiastic and mature young people. In contrast, one of the most popular youth work models of the last few…

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    Community leaders should also be aware of the barriers that prevent youth involvement, and develop strategies to avoid or effectively handle these obstacles – should they present. Researchers have found that there are three major barriers that affect youth participation. The first barrier is manipulation – youth do not want to feel like the adult leaders are attempting to manipulate them by educating them on community development, rather than engaging them in the process. Secondly, youth do…

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    Homeless Youth Shelters

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    homelessness annually. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that annually at least 800,000 people in the United States experience a night of homelessness. For the unaccompanied, runaway, and homeless youth those numbers are accessed at 1.3 million annually. While there is a discrepancy in the numbers, the fact that there are not enough youth shelters across the nation is a cause for great concern. According to the National Campaign for Youth Shelter, there are an…

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    Homeless Youth Thesis

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    Serving LGBT* Homeless Youth The Problem Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth are at a disadvantage compared to their straight peers when they are faced with homelessness. According to the 40 to None Network, forty percent of homeless youth in the United States identify as LGBT*. Currently, only a few high profile individuals and a number group organizations are working to solve this issue, and there is little cohesiveness among the parties in how to address homelessness among LGBT*…

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    Santa Fe Youth Culture

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    Local Youth Culture in Santa Fe Youth in Santa Fe, New Mexico are living in a time of opportunity and change in their local context and culture. These opportunities are being brought about as a response to the local youth culture in this area. Santa Fe youth culture can be seen through a variety of aspects of their cultural development such as the influences, cultural norms, expectations and expressions. In reference to the influences of the local youth culture in Santa Fe, an immediate…

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