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Abstract

Background:

Homeless youth are at higher risk for trauma, school dropout, justice system involvement as well as physical and mental health issues, including substance abuse.

Objective:

This article focuses on experiences of microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination, in homeless youth by describing the development of a new scale measuring homelessness microaggressions and demonstrating the association between microaggressions, and health/well-being in a sample of homeless youth.

Methods:

Previously validated measures include the Child Behavioral Checklist and the Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions Scale.

Findings:

Demonstrated that experiencing higher levels of microaggressions was related to more externalizing and aggressive behavior and somatic symptoms in homeless youth.

Conclusions:

Implications for urban communities and urban social work are discussed, with suggestions offered for practitioners and future research.

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