Stories of working with homeless youth: On being "mind-boggling"

Journal article
Canadian CW research
Authors

Kidd, Sean A.
Miner, Susan
Walker, Diana
Davidson, Larry

Source
Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 16-34
Abstract

Narrative data of the experiences of 15 street youth workers revealed the need to be versatile in approaches with street youth and the importance of developing a working relationship based on trust and respect. Relationships among staff, agency structure, and the stigmatization of the homeless was discussed, along with the process of becoming an effective worker, including the establishment of clear boundaries and avoiding burnout.

ISBN / ISSN / DOI
10.10.1016/j.childyouth.2006.03.008