This book describes a secondary analysis of survey data collected from a modified snowball sample of 96 homeless and runaway youth. The sample contains youth from selected street and social service sites located within a geographically defined region of Los Angeles. The analysis examines the area of inquiry defined by the intersection of three somewhat disparate fields of research. These fields include the literatures on homeless and runaway youth; child maltreatment; and stress, coping and resiliency. First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.