Year: 1995 Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues, v.30, no.4, (November 1995), p.405-424 SIEC No: 20020520

Interviews were conducted with 66 homeless adolescents from Brisbane, Australia. Information was collected regarding incidence of abuse, reasons for leaving home, & lifestyle on the streets. Findings indicated that levels of self-harm were different for abused & non-abused adolescents. Abused adolescents maintained similar levels of self-harm over time, whereas the self-harming behavior in non-abused adolescents increased after six months before returning to previous low levels. (51 refs) (SC)