The Strengths of Young People Who Are Homeless from the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health

“Researchers examined how young people who are homeless conceptualize and interact with challenging circumstances, adopting a human agency focus rooted in the constructionist model of resilience. Thirty-five young people who were homeless in Ottawa participated in in-depth interviews and/or focus groups. Participants reflected upon their strategic decision-making and described how they solved problems in the midst of adversity, planned for the future, consciously altered their identities, and balanced the costs of engaging in certain behaviours. A constructionist approach to resilience allowed for insight into behaviour that is often seen as risky or outside social norms.”  – Shared from The  Homeless  Hub

Click  to  read  The Strengths of Young People Who Are Homeless by    Benjamin S. Roebuck; Maryann M. Roebuck  from the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health

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