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Video: 'POWER' - challenging assumptions about young people who are homeless

The Centrepoint Parliament speaks up for homeless young people.

It gives young people the chance to have an influence within Centrepoint and government to help others like them. It is the only body in the UK that gives homeless young people a voice.


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Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:58 AM

Still don't believe in increasing the minimum wage to correlate with high costs of living yet?  Our young generations are at great risk of poverty, and not for lack of trying to better themselves.  This is the result of a current system which prides itself on tax breaks for the wealthy and no social programs to help those falling extremely behind.

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MORE POOR TEENAGERS APPLY FOR UNI -

Pupils on free school meals (FSM) - a key measure of poverty - were 8% more likely to submit an application in 2014, compared with last year. In total ...

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Former teenage tearaway now hoping to be a force for good on Monks Hill estate

Former teenage tearaway now hoping to be a force for good on Monks Hill estate | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it
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Coach throws troubled teenagers a lifeline

Coach throws troubled teenagers a lifeline | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it
Personal confidence and self-esteem coach Carol Simeone tells Bizcrowd how she draws on her personal experiences to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds escape the poverty trap mentality.
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Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development

Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it
A new study links poverty with slower early brain development. According to the study, children of low-income families have slower rates of growth in a number of areas, including two key parts of the brain.

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Davina De Laure's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:29 AM

this is my insight

i was shock to find out how poverty influences children's early brian development. This is because environmental factors that contribute to slower brain development often come with poverty, such as poor nutrition, a lack of sleep, an unsafe environment, and a lack of books and educational toys.i think that the goverment should do something about this issuse so that every child would have a equally head start in life. seeing child suffering due to lack of resorces makes me think that i should be lucky to have a place to study and have a family that is well to do and also have books to study and we can also make a differance for this children by donating books that we have used instead of throwing it donating money clothes etc

Ann Tan's comment, February 3, 2014 12:18 AM
After reading this article, I think that the main factor which is hindering the children living in poverty is the environment they lived in.Children living in poverty lacked resources such as writing materials and books. Children do not have the basic materials a normal child needs. Children living in poverty have lack of nutrition, a shortage of sleep, an unsafe environment and a lack of books which results in a slower brain developmentParents could not afford to send their kids to school. Also, parents living in poverty are not highly educated too, hence, parents would be the greatest influence to children at the young age. I think that the government should set up free school for children living in poverty or poverty would be passed down from generations to generations with no education as it is very important. After reading this article, I think we should all be grateful and cherish what we have and how fortunate we are to have education.
Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:56 AM

Linking poverty with slow early grown brain development.

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Youth unemployment puts young people at risk of poverty in ...

Youth unemployment puts young people at risk of poverty in ... | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it
Now, recent research from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that youth unemployment also does further damage by undermining pension saving, placing millions of young people ...
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'Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy UK and US families

'Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy  UK and US families | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it

“Studies show that on average, serious levels of depression, anxiety or somatic [physical] symptoms occur twice as often among...

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"However, the highest rates of mental illness are still found in  children from the very poorest families. Luthar has conducted  previous research exploring the “draining, restrictive  effects” of poverty. Income inequality has been found to  cause stress, frustration and family disruption, filtering into  further problems".  

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Why Does Los Angeles Criminalize Its Black and Brown Youth?

Why Does Los Angeles Criminalize Its Black and Brown Youth? | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it

By this flawed logic, poverty and disempowerment is naturally concentrated in communities of color.

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Disadvantaged young people face 'life sentence of poverty and...

Disadvantaged young people face 'life sentence of poverty and... | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it

A lost generation of disadvantaged young people not engaged in work or study have been warned they could face a...

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Poverty Rather Than Marijuana May Be Lowering Teens' IQ

Poverty Rather Than Marijuana May Be Lowering Teens' IQ | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it
Poverty rather than marijuana use may be behind the decreased cognitive abilities of some heavy marijuana users.
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Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 2014 10:00 AM

The effects that a life in poverty has is dramatically greater than any effects THC may have.

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Living in poverty exerts a high cognitive toll on families

Living in poverty exerts a high cognitive toll on families | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it

Camila Batmanghelidjh: It's little wonder that children are mentally and emotionally depleted by living on scant resources. Society pays the price..."

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Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say ...

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Study suggests being preoccupied with money problems is equivalent to loss of 13 IQ points or losing a night's sleep.
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Teens pack 100000 meals for...

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Participants at a youth conference in Atlanta helped feed the hungry of Burkina ...

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Child poverty rates soar amid austerity welfare cuts imposed by UK coalition

Child poverty rates soar amid austerity welfare cuts imposed by UK coalition | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it
Unicef report calls for reappraisal of cuts agenda which it argues is harming children's life chances

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Youth Are Worse Off Now Than in 1990 - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Youth Are Worse Off Now Than in 1990 - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it
Youth Are Worse Off Now Than in 1990
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
When looking at the bottom states in terms of youth disconnection, a pattern emerges.
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When moving out of high-poverty areas, girls thrive but boys...

When moving out of high-poverty areas, girls thrive but boys... | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it

A new study finds that girls and boys have very different psychological reactions when families move out of high-poverty neighborhoods.

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Therapy Dogs Are Best Friends for Kids in Poverty at School Program

Therapy Dogs Are Best Friends for Kids in Poverty at School Program | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it

About 35 dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds, half of whom were rescued from shelters, head into classrooms and youth programs across the city to interact with kids...

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Italy's kids stunted by recession ...

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Italy's children are growing up physically, emotionally, and intellectually stunted by the recession, which has brought poverty, unemployment,...

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Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' tracks appetite for self-destruction

Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' tracks appetite for self-destruction | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it

Even as he became a multimillionaire and one of the most famous people on Earth, the self-hate and rage that he learned growing up in the dire poverty of...

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Young women 'trapped' in low pay

Young women are increasingly likely to be trapped in low-paid jobs such as waitressing or shelf-stacking, according to a TUC report.


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RICH HILL

In a rural, American town, kids face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in family bonds and dream of a future of possibility.

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Anti-poverty event to highlight youth homelessness - Truro

Anti-poverty event to highlight youth homelessness - Truro | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it

Poverty and teenage homelessness are a real problem in this area...

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Goodwill employee fired and arrested for showing good will to poor customers

A Florida Goodwill fired a teenage employee after he was caught giving away discounted store items to some of its poorest customers.

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Frontline London: These young gangsters have lost so many friends they've ...

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Rich Teen, Poor Teen: Books that depict teens living in poverty

Rich Teen, Poor Teen: Books that depict teens living in poverty | Teens And Poverty | Scoop.it
As I began my 2013 reading, I kept noticing an interesting trend: really rich kids dominating teen fiction. The reason it stood out to me was because it doesn't seem to reflect the reality of our current economic situation.
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