Relationships Beget Relationships: Why Understanding Attachment Theory is Crucial to Program Design for Homeless Youth


Publication Date: June 2010

Publisher: California State Library. California Research Bureau

Author(s): Toni Vaughn Heineman

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Keywords: homeless youth; attachment theory; attachment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This California Homeless Youth Project Special Topic report explores how attachment theory provides useful insights about why homeless youth don’t easily accept the help and support that adults offer, and answers that help develop policies and programs to successfully address their needs.