Schools as Potential Sites of Prevention & Intervention for Youth Homelessness

Youth homelessness exists across Canada and schools represent one site of interaction with youth who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness. Decreasing the number of homeless young Canadians means the implementation of innovative, youth-informed practices and policies within institutions, services, and places throughout communities that serve as points of interaction with homeless and at-risk youth (such as schools). This research will create a safe space for youth who have been or who are homeless to share their experiences, and allow the researchers to identify both the successful and unsuccessful interactions that schools have had with homeless youth in order to advise improvement of school responses to youth homelessness.

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Charlotte Smith
Faculty Supervisor: 
Jacqueline Kennelly
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Ontario
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