When focusing on homeless youth, it will be challenging due to the amount of stress and issues they are dealing with from living outside a stable household. A homeless shelter that primarily focuses on the youth has brought on a negative impact because of the lack of social support with the youth and the amount of rules and regulations that homeless child has to follow. Too many rules in a child-centered shelter could cause a homeless child that has been living on their own or a financially unstable household to leave the shelter and return to their previous lives. Usually a child that has grown up in the streets describes youth-centered shelters as being the worst of both worlds, lacking the social support they need and enforcing to many strict rules for them to follow (Andrea Krusi,
Natacha Phebe Professor Angela Blewitt ENC 1102 20 February 2018 Poverty effects on parents who have children Parents who have children in poverty can be stressful. The U.S. Department of Education has studied that poor children are more likely to fall behind in grade school by the age of eighteen. Parents who are struggling not being able to provide the needs for their child are unlikely to be supportive. Parents who are depressed act more harsh towards their child than loving parents which will cause the child to be more depressed seeing how loved other children are towards their parents. “It is reported that women, children, and the elderly are overrepresented among those with housing problems”.
Additionally, there is a multitude of factors that have been known to contribute to homelessness. These factors include, but are not limited to, lack of affordable housing, economic insecurity, behavioral health, etc. Research has found that the main contributing factors for children living in homeless families are the lack of affordable housing, poverty, and domestic violence (Aratani, 2009). Similarly, mental illness, substance abuse, and lack of affordable housing are the top contributing factors of homelessness among unaccompanied youth (Aratani, 2009). In addition to analyzing the factors that can cause homelessness, the article explores the impact that homelessness can have on youth.
Family homelessness is a growing social problem affecting families in every state. Nationwide, 85% of providers have seen family homelessness increasing in recent years(“The Facts About Family Homelessness”). Homelessness is often looked over, when someone sees a homeless person on the street they only see what they want to see it is unlikely that a person actually thinks about how the person became homeless. Women and children affected by homelessness is usually seen as abstract and would not be as conventional as a homeless man. This injustice to the women and children is unacceptable and using civil disobedience will help diminish the fire of ignorance.
As a result, mental illness became one of the detrimental causes of homelessness, especially among the adult population. The mentally ill therefore, contribute greatly to the chronically homeless population. In 2013, the Annual Homeless Assessment Report
Due to becoming pregnant during adolescence, teen mothers are very likely to drop out of school because of their low ambitions and dedication to getting an education. “About 38% of female teens who have a child before the age of 18 complete their high school education (Cause and Effect of Teen Pregnancy). This means that a very high percentage of teen mothers will not even go on to graduate from high school let alone pursue post-secondary education.Which is almost necessary to survive in today’s society. This means these young girls do not have full qualifications for proper jobs in the future, which leads to having a job with very low wages or even worse,
The impact that abandoned babies have on the community is tremendous. Abandoned and neglected babies might grow up lost with no family or person to guide them through lifes daily struggles. This might result in higher crime rate as these babies grow up with no education and thus no money to look after themselves. The impact that abandonment leaves on a child can also be severe. Abandoned children constantly seek for approval and achievements, setting themselves up for failure and leading to trust issues.
This statistic is very scary because poverty in the U.S is constantly getting worse. The amount of homeless families has increased, which causes their children to struggle through school and have a much harder time becoming successful in the future. Poverty affects everyone in their family and puts a lot of stress on the parents to make enough to survive. Millions of American families tend
Lots of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are now out of work “with one in five people between the ages of 16 and 24 now out of work ”, and that is a major problem we immediately should take into consideration. It is about a young generation who is curious that they actually would not be able to have the same living standards as their parents, and therefore it is resulting in these riots. Otherwise, something refers to the bad environment of the teenagers that also might have started these riots. Children who are born and raised in families where they did not have any chance in learning the right from wrong, could definitely explain the anger they are expressing, and the punishment we are paying for. It is without a doubt something deeper than just teenagers who are expressing their anger, something we should be
Kids are affected in multiply ways other than just health. Having a poor cause low attending in schools this is how they are affected. In article by the EPA it states, “Nearly 1 in 13 children of school-age has asthma, the leading cause of school absenteeism due to chronic illness” (Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important to School EPA). The kids are missing school because they have illness that is preventing them from attending school. There are many children that have asthma is missing out school because their asthma is being affected by the air quality.