SchoolHouse Connection has released a nine-part series analyzing demographic and risk factor data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS in 17 states), comparing high school students experiencing homelessness and high school students not experiencing homelessness. YRBS homelessness data include high school students who experience homelessness as part of families, as well as students who are homeless by themselves. Access the full report here.
"Our final brief on rape and sexual assault shows that nearly one in four high school students experiencing homelessness reported being forced to have sexual intercourse. We provide practical tips for how schools can help prevent rape and sexual assault of students, as well as support survivors."