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Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth

Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions

  • Curren Warf
  • Grant Charles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Grant Charles, Curren Warf, Gary Tennant
    Pages 11-18
  3. Susan Rabinovitz, Arlene Schneir, Curren Warf
    Pages 45-68
  4. Eva Moore, Curren Warf
    Pages 187-209
  5. Meera Beharry, Celia Neavel
    Pages 211-241
  6. Jonathan D. Warus, Marvin E. Belzer
    Pages 271-296
  7. Margaret Colbourne, Tracy Ann Pickett
    Pages 297-304
  8. Sara Sherer, Bridgid Mariko Conn, Mari Radzik
    Pages 305-315
  9. Saud A. Alobaida, Wingfield E. Rehmus
    Pages 317-348
  10. Curren Warf, Evelyn Eisenstein, Abdul Karim AlMakadma, John Howard, Diana Birch, Irene Jillson et al.
    Pages 349-403
  11. Annie Smith, Maya Peled, Stephanie Martin
    Pages 405-417
  12. Grant Charles, Curren Warf, Gary Tennant
    Pages 419-434

About this book


Adolescent homelessness is a growing problem that results in a variety of health challenges. This text is a practical resource designed to promote effective interdisciplinary health and social care interventions targeting adolescents who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. It is based on extensive interdisciplinary experience, reviews of pertinent research and insights and contributions of leading professionals who are directly involved in the care of these young people.

Divided into four main sections, Section 1: (Chapters 1-7) section one is a review of the structure and professional involvement of program models targeting youth experiencing or at risk for homelessness to encourage broader understanding and utilization of principles and practices underlying effective programs and identify replicable components. Section 2: (Chapters 8-16) Section two is clinically focused with recommendations for working with adolescents and youth experiencing homelessness and interventions for common and significant medical and mental health conditions, and substance use disorders. Section 3: (Chapter 17) Reviews international agreements regarding stabilization and care of refugee youth and families, description of experiences of refugee children and youth in developed countries, and an outline of conditions from which refugee youth and families have left. Section 4: (Chapters 18 and 19) Engagement of homeless youth in research and future research directions to address needs of youth experiencing homelessness.

Written by experts from a variety of disciplines, Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth is a first of its kind text for physicians, social workers, public health workers and any other individual that works directly with these vulnerable populations.


homeless adolescents homeless youth mental disorders substance abuse high-risk youth refugees

Editors and affiliations

  • Curren Warf
    • 1
  • Grant Charles
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics (Retired), Division of Adolescent Health and MedicineBritish Columbia Children’s Hospital, University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.School of Social WorkUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

About the editors

Curren Warf MD, MSEd
Department of Pediatrics (Retired), Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
British Columbia Children’s Hospital
University of British Columbia 
Vancouver, BC

Grant Charles, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Work
Department of Social Work
University of British Columbi
Vancouver, BC

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth
  • Book Subtitle Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions
  • Editors Curren Warf
    Grant Charles
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-40674-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40677-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-40675-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 443
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Internal Medicine
    Practice and Hospital Management
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