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.
Youth Homelessness in America Every year, millions of people are experiencing some form of homelessness in the United States alone. Of those people who are experiencing homelessness, a large proportion of them is under the age of 24. Data has found that there are over 550,000 youth have experienced homelessness for more than a week over the course of a year (“Youth and Young Adults,” 2018). In many cases, youth homelessness can be prevented, but the lack of resources and services available to youth is limited. As a result, the issue continues to grow and affect more and more youth have to experience homelessness.
Just think of how hard it is for them with no one to help them or guide them to survive and live. About 80% of those homeless children (12-21) use drugs or alcohol. The use of these things leads to kids going down the wrong path in life. According to estimates by the Urban Institute, nearly 1 in 5 youth under the age of 18 will run away at least once.
According to Daily Chart, “Over 5.8 million people die under the age of 18 every year in the whole world; 25% of those deaths are suicide, 30% are traffic accidents, 10% of them are violence, and 35% of them are other accidents” (Patton 1). The five stages of grief can be very hard to go through, that is why there are so many “under aged” deaths throughout the world. These relate to The Outsiders because greasers go through the stages of grief throughout the book. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Title More than 800,000 children are reported missing in a year, and 203,000 of those are kidnapped by family members. On March 1, 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr. was reported missing. Many heard about the tragedy and offered to help look for the baby and comfort the family. Who would kidnap and murder an innocent baby?
For starters, “A 'Band-Aid ' for 800 Children" uses data and statistics. “A quarter of people deported from the United States now say they are parents of U.S.-citizen minors, which means more than 100,000 American children lose a parent to deportation each year. A few thousand of those children lose both parents.” The statistics show us how many people are affected by deportation.
A devastating tragedy happened on december 14-16 of 1999 an estimated around 150,000 to 200,000 became homeless and are now forced to make makeshift homes made out of wood tin and cinder block at the foot of Mt. Avila with a staggering 80 percent of the population living below the poverty level. The government has collected more than 1,ooo bodies and thousands are still missing.
The Great Depression was catastrophic. It was a critical time period in our history when our economy crashed. People lost their jobs, and families became homeless. Back then, two million people were homeless(Timeline). Today, 564,708 people are homeless(Social Solutions).
LGBTQ+ rights *dramatic pause* also known as human rights. Rights that others get but, someone like me may not *another pause* and that needs to change. There’s still laws to change and there’s still hearts to open. There are still citizens, perhaps neighbors, even loved ones, good and decent people who hold onto out-worn arguments and old attitudes. Who fail to see our families like their families.
Families are constantly depressed after witnessing headlines in the news that contain keywords such as “Young”, “Teen”, and “Suicide.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or commonly referred to as the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people, with an approximate of 4,600 people dying every year. Studies in Britain have shown that half of these are related to behavior called bullying or what the author of Lord of the Flies, William Golding calls it, “The Darkness of Man’s Heart.” Thousands of people bully, however do these behaviours, or “The Darkness of Man’s Heart,” belong naturally in human nature? I suppose that behaviors such as bullying and maybe even war, are an intrinsic part of human
Homelessness amongst the youth is a serious issue in America. Homeless youth, sometimes are referred to as unaccompanied youth. Unaccompanied youth are children and youth who are homeless and on their own that is not living with their families. This group includes runaway youth, youth whose parents encouraged them to leave or locked them out of their home, and independent youth from families where irreconcilable conflicts or loss of contact have made it impossible for them to return home ("Homeless Children and Youth," 2015).
The vulnerable population that sparked my interest are the homeless population. The homeless population is growing at an incredible alarming rate. According statistical data from National Coalition for the homeless, “there are over 3.5 million homeless Americans, it includes approximately 1 million children of these more than 300,000 are homeless children on any given night.” Some include street children, runaway teenagers, young adults who might have been thrown out of their homes or released from jail are most visible living in our cities streets, towns, subways, underpasses and highways.
It is complicated to get a practical image of the everyday life of an unaccompanied and homeless youth. The statistics of homeless youth are rising, but this subgroup of the homeless population remains one of the least understood, most vulnerable, and most convoluted to attain. Once on the street, adolescents are victimized as they are exposed to dangers that equal or exceed the home situations they sought to escape.
The problem of youth homelessness is especially severe for LGBT-identifying youth, who face homelessness at disproportionately high rates relative to their population percentage; LGBT youth make up 20-40% of youth homelessness in the US, while only about 5% of people in the US identify on the LGBT spectrum (Judge, 2015). The first step to understanding this problem is to understand the legal mechanisms that allow this broad discrimination to take place in the US. The fact that minors in the United States do not have all the rights adults have allows their parents to have total control over their lives; harm can occur if, in most cases of LGBT youth homelessness, the parents don’t have the best interests of their child in mind. Although the
Minors in care show certain themes that can damage their reputation in adulthood. Acknowledged by Ainsworth and Hansen, movement of homes while being in care puts children at risk to someday be placed as a juvenile offender, become a parent at a young age, and to endure poor educational achievement. Thirty-eight percent of males and thirty-nine percent of females in detention have a history of being in foster care services (89). Ainsworth and Hansen also report that there are a number of fosters who are under seventeen years old and are pregnant or getting someone else pregnant (89). Allen S. Barton and James S Vacca, authors of ¨Bring Back Orphanages-