Systems Prevention

In this report we tackle the critical issue of systems prevention – a key component of any comprehensive approach to youth homelessness prevention. This report outlines three primary domains of systems prevention: 

  1. Transition supports for youth exiting public institutions and systems.
  2. Enhancing youths’ ability to equitably access and benefit from public systems, supports, and entitlements.
  3. Improving youths’ experiences and outcomes in public systems.

This report is one of a six-part series on youth homelessness prevention, drawing from The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness. The Roadmap is designed to support a paradigm shift to prevention by providing a clear definition of youth homelessness prevention, offering a framework and common language for prevention policy and practice, reviewing the evidence for prevention, and highlighting practice examples from around the world. Each report in the series explores one element of youth homelessness prevention, providing a framework for targeted action and change in that area. 

Amanda Buchnea
Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
A Way Home Canada
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