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New Chapin Hall brief shows LGBTQ youth who are homeless experience high levels of trauma, assault, early death.
These findings emerged from groundbreaking research by Chapin Hall, which provides new insights to the challenges faced by America’s youth who experience homelessness.
“Our study reveals the vulnerability of LGBTQ youth in our country today. They are at higher risk both before and during their experiences of homelessness,” said Bryan Samuels, executive director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. “Given the evidence that our young people are in harm’s way, we have an obligation to act to protect them. Fortunately, our findings point to solutions, too.”
This is the second in a series of research briefs on youth experiencing homelessness. A paper published in the Journal of Adolescent Health was the basis for the first brief, which identified high levels of youth homelessness nationwide....