Factsheet

Four Promising Practices to Support Indigenous Youth Experiencing Homelessness

2020

Four Promising Practices to Support Indigenous Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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This factsheet was developed by YouthREX.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET:

For many Indigenous youth, homelessness not only describes the lack of a physical home. It may also describe feeling that they are missing a cultural or spiritual identity. Addressing the physical issue alone may not be sufficient, and youth will likely benefit from services that support them to (re)develop these identities. It’s important for youth workers to approach the issue of Indigenous youth homelessness from an understanding of its root causes: colonialism, residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, and ongoing racism and discrimination.

This factsheet outlines four promising practices to support Indigenous youth experiencing homelessness.

Developed from Stewart, S. (2018). Supporting Indigenous youth experiencing homelessness. In Kidd, S., Slesnick, N., Frederick, T., Karabanow, J., & Gaetz, S. (Eds.), Mental Health and Addiction Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Practical Strategies for Front-Line Providers (89-100). Toronto, ON: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press. Retrieved from https://www.homelesshub.ca/MentalHealthBook

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2020). Four Promising Practices to Support Indigenous Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Toronto, ON: Author.

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