Much has been learned since Robertson and Toro reviewed the literature on homeless youth for the 1998 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Yet many important questions remain unanswered. Several areas, in particular, could be the focus of future research.
Haber and Toro (2004) provide a thorough review of various theories that have been applied in recent research on homeless children and youth. The theories most relevant to homeless youth include variants based on social learning theory (Bandura, 1977; Patterson, 1982).
Staff of homeless assistance agencies who work with chronically homeless people are often expected to help them apply for SSI. Without special training, such staff may be only slightly more successful than homeless people themselves in completing an application that SSA will approve on initial submission.
Case workers need to know precisely wha
The need for more collaboration at all levels of government was stressed throughout the Roundtable as an important strategy to assist homeless children and their families. Participants noted that the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is about to release a new Plan to End Homelessness, in which addressing family homelessness