Family Intervention for Homeless and At-Risk Youth

Reconnecting to Family and Resolving Conflict

Homeless Youth Count and Should Be CountedOn Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) will host a webinar, “Family Intervention Models for Homeless and At-Risk Youth.”

The primary cause of homelessness among unaccompanied youth is family conflict, so family intervention should be a first line of defense in addressing and ending youth homelessness.

The vast majority of young people who experience a homelessness or runaway episode return to their families, most within a week. And most exits from shelter and transitional housing programs funded by the Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) are back to family.

Since reconnecting to family and resolving family conflict is so important in addressing youth homelessness, the Alliance will highlight two effective family intervention models used by Cocoon House (Everett, WA) and the Ruth Ellis Center (Detroit, MI), including a model that facilitates family reconnection for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth, many of whom become homeless as a result of their families rejecting them because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Click here to register for the webinar.