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Homelessness Among Youth of United states, Maryland and Baltimore city

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URBAN YOUTH PROBLEM
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY..................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
INTRODUCTIONHomeless youth are the individuals who are under eighteen years of age and lackinstitutional and parental care.Present study will discuss prevalence of homelessness amongyouth of United states, Maryland andBaltimore city.It will describe current statisticson theoccurrence of that particular problem.MAIN BODYHomeless is the serious issue among youth in United States. Every year number of homelessyoungsters are increasing in nation. Family, economic condition and residential instability aremain causes of rising integer of dispossessed youth. It is also fact that many of female or malethose who suffer from physical or sexual abuse, get neglected by their family and they have tolive a homeless life (Lewis, 2016). Statistics show that there are 46% runaway young peoplethose who have suffered from physical abuse and there are 17% teenagers who were forced bytheir own family members for sexual activity.Maryland is the destination where number of homeless youth is increasing at fast pace.Maryland state department of education has clearly stated that from 2007 to 2008 there is 80%increment in homeless population. These are the individuals who are disconnected from societyand are at high risk of sexual abuse. However, in Baltimore city almost 2289 students aredispossessed (Uncounted and discounted: Homeless youth in Baltimore city, 2008). As per thereport of Baltimore homeless youth initiative it is found that there are 166 homeless young adultsof age between 18 to24. Further, from the report it has been determined that 38% adolescenthave experienced emotional abuse and 17% were engaged in unwanted sexual abuse activities.In the year 2002, national report of US department of Justice published in which it wasreflected that there are 1682900 homeless and runaway youth (Giroux, 2015). Majority ofpersons are between of age 15 to17. National network of runaway and youth service reportclearly states that most of the homeless adolescents are lesbian, gay or transgender. There are6%-22% female teenagers those who get pregnant in early age which is one of the major cause ofhomelessness (Flores, 2018).National report shows that Homeless youth has to face huge consequences and theindividuals live under huge stress. (Nakaoka, 2014). Previous statistic shows that there are 5%evicted adolescence who are suffering from HIV but recent report of San Francisco reflects thatthere are 17% children are HIV positive. Homeless Youth are at high risk of sexual abuse.1
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