CATALOGUE NUMBER: ATI-23619
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2006
AUTHOR/PUBLISHER: Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de santé publique du Canada
LANGUAGE: English French
This report presents the results of a multi-year study of street-involved youth, including their socio-demographic profile, their interaction with social services and the courts, substance use patterns, including injecting drug use, their sexual behaviours, such as sexual partnering and condom use, and other risk determinants. The authors suggest that a new approach is needed, which integrates health programs and interventions aimed at addressing broader determinants of health. They hope that these findings will be of use in aiding the prevention and control of homelessness and associated risk factors in the street youth population.