Journal article

Newly homeless youth typically return home

Norweeta G Milburn, Doreen Rosenthal, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Shelley Mallett, Philip Batterham, Eric Rice, Rosa Solorio

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

Newly homeless adolescents from Melbourne, Australia (n = 165) and Los Angeles, United States (n = 261) were surveyed and followed for 2 years. Most newly homeless adolescents returned home (70% U.S., 47% Australia) for significant amounts of time (39% U.S., 17% Australia more than 12 months) within 2 years of becoming homeless.