Running for their lives: the impact of family violence on youth homelessness

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Anna McCormick
Publisher: 
Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Argues that family violence, physical/sexual abuse, neglect, parental control, conflictual parent-child relationships, fear of the parent, and perceived parental indifference are the leading causes of young people’s decisions to leave home. Looks at coping and subsistence strategies, including violence, substance abuse, prostitution and suicide.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.