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Do homeless young people have any strengths helping them face the challenges?

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Aki Chong
4 August 2021
Do homeless young people have any strengths helping them face the challenges?

Do homeless young people have any strengths helping them face the challenges?

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Fanny Choi
4 August 2021

You’re welcome.

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Aki Chong
4 August 2021

Thanks for your reply.

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Fanny Choi
4 August 2021

Despite facing such adversity and challenges, homeless young people have many personal strengths and great resiliency, which help them navigate their homeless situations. Indeed, many of the survival behaviors described above may seem dangerous or illegal to the housed community, but in fact are resilient ways of getting needs met. Young people are quite resourceful; they are adept at finding services, such as free food or shelter, and are wise in pooling their resources. Street smarts, developed through experiencing homelessness, involve skills and knowledge in navigating situations with scarce resources and little formal help. Young people rely on street smarts to efficiently find resources by determining who they can and cannot trust to help.

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