Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Adolescence, v.21, no.3, (June 1998), p.241-252 SIEC No: 19990072

Thrownaway experiences among homeless youth are examined in 2 samples: a nationally representative sample of youth residing in youth shelters & a purposive sample of street youth in 10 cities. In both samples, youth with thrownaway experiences were more likely than youth without such experiences to report suicide attempts, drug use, familial substance use, abuse or neglect, & familial conflict. Thrownaway youth constitute a particularly vulnerable subpopulation of homeless youth.