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The Real Cost of Linking Homeless Young People to Employment, Education and Training

Broadbent, Robyn (2008) The Real Cost of Linking Homeless Young People to Employment, Education and Training. Youth Studies Australia, 27 (3). pp. 30-38. ISSN 1038-2569

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Abstract

This article explores the implementation of the Victorian Youth Employment, Education and Training Initiative (YEETI). This statewide initiative delivered brokerage funds to homeless young people through their housing advocates. One of the findings of the project was that the main barrier to young people achieving a stable continuum in their lives was their difficulty in maintaining links to education. The data revealed that a significant proportion of young people requested brokerage funds for education fees. The research identifies two key themes that could lead to a more strategic approach to youth homelessness policy and program delivery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID14639. Australia, homeless People, youth service, organisational barriers, young adults, education and training, youth employment
Subjects: SEO Classification > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA)
FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 05:38
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 05:38
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3531
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