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Adolescent Connectedness with Parents Promotes Resilience among Homeless Youth

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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Children 2018, 5(7), 96; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5070096
Received: 30 May 2018 / Revised: 11 July 2018 / Accepted: 12 July 2018 / Published: 16 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 5th Anniversary Issue)
Youth who experience homelessness have worse health and well-being than housed youth. Internal assets, including social competency and positive self-identity, are factors that promote healthy development. This study compared internal assets between homeless and housed youth, and examined whether connectedness with parents moderates the association between homelessness and internal assets. Using data from a large population-based survey of middle- and high-school aged youth, we found that homelessness was associated with lower levels of internal assets. However, having high connectedness with a parent significantly predicted the strength of these assets, suggesting opportunities to promote health equity among homeless youth. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescents; homeless; resilience; parents; internal assets adolescents; homeless; resilience; parents; internal assets
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Kessler, K.M.A.; Chatterjee, D.; Shlafer, R.; Barnes, A.J. Adolescent Connectedness with Parents Promotes Resilience among Homeless Youth. Children 2018, 5, 96.

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