TEENS FOR JEANS

HELP TEEN HOMELESSNESS

Homeless teen facts

-Primary causes

-family conflict

-severe enomic hardship

-Abuse

-physical,sexual,or emotional

-Pregnancy

-Neglect

-Mental illness

About Homeless teens

Many homeless youth leave home after years of physical and sexual abuse, strained relationships, addiction of a family member, and parental neglect. Disruptive family conditions are the principal reason that young people leave home: in one study, more than half of the youth interviewed during shelter stays reported that their parents either told them to leave or knew they were leaving and did not care (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (a), 1995). In another study, 46% of runaway and homeless youth had been physically abused and 17% were forced into unwanted sexual activity by a family or household member (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (c), 1997).

Real life homeless teens