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A safe and decent place to live : Endroit sûr et décent où vivre : vers un cadre logement d'abord pour les jeunes : synthèse du rapport

2014

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It is important to note that the development of this framework was the result of a collaboration between the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and two bodies that work with young people who are home- less: The Street Youth Planning Collaborative (Hamilton) and the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness (details about these organizations are in the appendix of this report). [...] A Safe and Decent Place to Live: Towards a Housing First Framework for Youth 1 The framework presented here is intended to provide communities and funders with a clear under- standing of what Housing First is, and how it can work to support young people who experience, or are at risk of homelessness. [...] Accommodation and supports must first be designed and implemented in recognition of the developmental needs and challenges of youth and second, foster and enable a transition to adulthood and wellness based on a positive strengths-based approach. [...] Case management is as important as the housing itself and must be age appropriate (that is, the needs of a 16 year old are generally different from those of a 23 year old), focused on the needs of the developing adolescent or young adult, be flexible and built around the needs of the specific individual. [...] It should not be a requirement that the young person meet the needs of the program; rather, the program should be fitted to the needs of the young individual.

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health education recovery housing case management psychology adolescence behavioural sciences culture employment ethics family housing policy medicine philosophy young adults homelessness adult trauma adolescent harm reduction homeless youth community resilience further education society addiction case management (us health system) housing first

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