Street-involved youth adapt and develop skills that allow them to cope with many difficulties they face on the street. These skills can be forms of protection and sources of risk. But these strategies can only help youth for a limited time. Youth were able to more successfully cope with street life when they had access to sources of stable community and financial supports.
Coping strategies of street-involved youth: Exploring contexts of resilience was published in the Journal of youth studies, 15(6), 744-760 in 2012.