Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness

07/26/2016

Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness
Family conflict is a key driver of youth homelessness, and most programs serving youth experiencing homelessness use some form of family intervention to address conflict and help reconnect youth when appropriate. This report summarizes existing evidence on family intervention strategies for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness gathered through a literature review and supplemented with conversations with a small set of key informants. It also includes a summary of common elements of effective interventions and a discussion of gaps in the evidence base. The report concludes that the research has uncovered a few effective family intervention strategies that provide insight into what makes these strategies successful, but more research is needed to evaluate those targeted specifically to youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including key groups of youth such as racial and ethnic minorities and those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. In addition to the final report, this page includes charts providing information about those interventions found to be evidence-based, evidence-informed, or promising, as well as those with less evidence behind them deemed to be emerging or of interest.

List of Evidence-Based, Evidence-Informed, and Promising Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness
Excerpted from Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness, this chart lists the family intervention practices identified by a literature review (see full report for more detail) that met the criteria for evidence-based, evidence-informed, and promising.

List of Emerging and Of Interest Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness
Excerpted from Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness, this chart lists the family intervention practices identified by a literature review (see full report for more detail) that met the criteria for emerging and of interest.