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

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Publication Date: June 2010

Publisher(s): California State Library. California Research Bureau

Author(s): Toni Vaughn Heineman

Topic: Population and demographics (Children and youth)
Social conditions (Social conditions and problems)
Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: homeless youth; attachment theory; attachment

Coverage: United States


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.


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