Event Title

Housing as a Primary Concern for Homeless Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Presenter Information

Rachel Schwertz, GRC MSWFollow

Location

Edwards Hall Lobby

Document Type

Poster Presentation (1 hour)

Description

Abstract

This paper explores the issue of homeless pregnant and parenting teens by examining the current literature. Homeless pregnant and parenting teens is a particularly vulnerable population that, as of yet, has not been extensively researched. The aim of this paper is to begin an exploration of the programs and services available in aiding homeless pregnant and parenting teens, with a specific focus on obtaining housing. This paper will examine the existing programs as well as identifying the gaps in services and proposing the possibility for alternative programming. Social, financial and legal issues will be addressed as stumbling blocks to viable housing options.

Keywords: housing, teens, pregnant, parenting, homeless

Start Date

April 2014

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Apr 26th, 2:10 PM

Housing as a Primary Concern for Homeless Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Edwards Hall Lobby

Abstract

This paper explores the issue of homeless pregnant and parenting teens by examining the current literature. Homeless pregnant and parenting teens is a particularly vulnerable population that, as of yet, has not been extensively researched. The aim of this paper is to begin an exploration of the programs and services available in aiding homeless pregnant and parenting teens, with a specific focus on obtaining housing. This paper will examine the existing programs as well as identifying the gaps in services and proposing the possibility for alternative programming. Social, financial and legal issues will be addressed as stumbling blocks to viable housing options.

Keywords: housing, teens, pregnant, parenting, homeless