SJSU Sociology and ISS Lecturer Publishes Book on Runaway and Homeless Youth

Stephen J. Morewitz, an award-winning author and researcher, analyzes up-to-date social and health research about runaway and homeless youth based on the results from the national Missing Persons Project (MPP). This book, titled Runaway and Homeless Youth: New Research and Clinical Perspectives, offers new insights about the social and behavioral profiles of runaway and homeless children and adolescents when they go missing and live on the streets. It assesses and uses social sciences theories to describe why children and adolescents runaway and become victimized. This work also focuses on the ways in which families, the schools, health professionals, social services agencies, juvenile detention facilities, foster homes, and the courts respond to runaway and homeless youth. Legal and policy initiatives also are presented.​