EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Youth Pathways out of Homelessness
...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Presentation Plan
 Context
 Resea...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Context
 Youth become homeless bec...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Research Question
What are the live...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Methods
 Sample includes 51 ‘previ...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Broad 3 phase model
1. INITIAL TURN...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Initial turning points
 Getting ‘s...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Basic Stability - Housing
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Basic Stability - Supports
Material...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
What’s Next?… - identity and purpose
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
What’s Next?… - Legal Issues
 Crim...
EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Housing First. What’s Second?
Berlin, 20th September 2013
Conclusions (for now)
 One year is...
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Exiting Trajectories

  1. 1. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Youth Pathways out of Homelessness Marianne Quirouette For Dr. Sean Kidd, Dr Jeff Karabanow & Dr Jean Hughes & the Exiting Street Life Study Group
  2. 2. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Presentation Plan  Context  Research Question  Methods  Three Phase Model  i) Initial Turning Point  ii) Basic Stability -housing -supports  iii) What’s Next? -identity and purpose -legal issues  Conclusion
  3. 3. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Context  Youth become homeless because of family dysfunction, abuse, trauma, poverty, addiction, mental and physical illness, and service sector inadequacies (Hagan & McCarthy1997; Karabanow 2004; 2006; 2008; Kidd, 2004; 2006; MacLean et al., 1999; Molnar et al., 1998).  Research is finally turning to how youth navigate pathways out of homelessness to find and maintain housing and stability (Mayock, Sullivan and Corr 2011; Karabanow 2008)
  4. 4. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Research Question What are the lived experiences of homeless youth as they negotiate the individual, socio-cultural, and economic tensions of transitioning out of homeless and away from street contexts and cultures?
  5. 5. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Methods  Sample includes 51 ‘previously homeless youth’, , mean age is 21  21 participants from a smaller city (Halifax) and 30 from the largest city in Canada (Toronto)  Longitudinal study design: 4 interviews and questionnaires each  Purposeful snowball sampling, recruiting through youth organization
  6. 6. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Broad 3 phase model 1. INITIAL TURNING POINT 2. BASIC STABILITY 3. ‘WHAT'S NEXT‘? LASTING SOCIO-ECONOMIC INCLUSION MATURITY, IDENTITY, SELF CARE, EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, LEGAL
  7. 7. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Initial turning points  Getting ‘sick of it’ Ex: Too much drama, tired  Renewed support from family or partner Ex: New lover, re-connecting with family  Traumatic event Ex: Death of street friend, OD, victimization  Child care responsibilities Ex: Discovering pregnancy, regaining custody
  8. 8. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Basic Stability - Housing
  9. 9. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Basic Stability - Supports Material and emotional supports are key to most successful transitions and come from: 1) FAMILY, 2) FRIENDS, LOVERS, & 3) SERVICE PROVIDERS
  10. 10. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 What’s Next?… - identity and purpose
  11. 11. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 What’s Next?… - Legal Issues  Criminalized status and banishment - tickets and fines  Harm reduction spaces?  Support for youth with active court cases  Custody as disruption to housing stability  Criminal record checks and housing screening
  12. 12. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE Housing First. What’s Second? Berlin, 20th September 2013 Conclusions (for now)  One year is not enough to capture this process  Supports needed for people with less mainstream orientations  Housing essential to stability but is insufficient on its own
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