Upcoming Webinar Focuses on Plight of America’s Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

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On Sept 7, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP) will host a Webinar that previews findings from Alone without a Home: A State-by-State Review of Laws Affecting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth.

According to the NLCHP, approximately 1.6 million juveniles experience unaccompanied homelessness every year. The organization states that a majority of the population are victims of parental or guardian neglect and/or abuse, with 43 percent of unaccompanied homeless juveniles reporting physical abuse by caretakers and a quarter stating that their caretakers had asked them to engage in sexual activities.

The upcoming report provides an overview of how states approach the issue of homeless youth, in addition to updated prevalence rates and significant state-to-state differences. The new report also offers policy change recommendations in 12 key issue areas, which could potentially increase available support resources to the nation’s unaccompanied, homeless juveniles. 

The hour-long event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EDT. To attend the free Webinar, attendees are asked to register here.