journal articles

Shelton, J. & Dodd, S. (in press). Beyond the binary: Addressing cisnormativity in the social work classroom. Journal of Social Work Education.

Santa Maria, D., Flash, C., Narendorf, S., Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., Shelton, J., Hsu, H., & Bender, K. (in press). Knowledge and attitudes about PrEP among homeless young adults: Findings from 7 U.S. cities. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Rodriguez, M. & Shelton, J. (in press). Social media and social work. Encyclopedia of Social Work.

Barman-Adhikari, A.; Santa Maria, D., Narendorf, S., Petering, R., Hsu, H.,  Shelton, J., Ferguson, K., & Bender, K. (in press). Prevalence and correlates of non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) among young adults experiencing homelessness in seven cities across the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Wagaman, A., Shelton, J., Carter, R.; Stewart, K., & Cavaliere, S.J. (2019). “I’m totally transariffic”: Exploring resilience among transgender and gender expansive youth in community-based contexts. Child and Youth Services.

Santa Maria, D., Gallardo, K., Narendorf, S., Petering, R., Barman-Adhikari, A., Flash, C., Hsu, H.,  Shelton, J., Ferguson, K., & Bender, K. (2019). Implications for PrEP uptake in young adults experiencing homelessness: A mixed methods study. AIDS Education and Prevention, 31(1), 63-81.

Shelton, J., DeChants, J., Bender, K., Hsu, H., Narendorf, S., Ferguson, K., Petering, R., Barman-Adhikari, A., & Santa Maria, D. (2018). Homelessness and housing experiences among LGBTQ youth and young adults: An intersectional examination across seven U.S. cities. Cityscape, 20(3), 9-33.

Shelton, J., Poirier, J., Wheeler, C., & Abramovich, A. (2018). Reversing erasure of youth and young adults who are LGBTQ and access homelessness services: Asking about sexual orientation, gender identity, and pronouns. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Child Welfare, special issue of Child Welfare, 96(2), 1-28.

Shelton, J. (2018). LGBT youth homelessness: What are you going to do about it? Public Integrity, 1-4.

Wagaman, A., Shelton, J., & Carter, R. (2018). Queering the social work classroom: Strategies for increasing inclusion of LGBTQ people and experiences. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 1-17.

Shelton, J., DeChants, J., Bender, K., Hsu, H., Narendorf, S., Ferguson, K., Petering, R., Barman-Adhikari, A., & Santa Maria, D. (2018). Homelessness and housing experiences among LGBTQ youth and young adults: An intersectional examination across seven U.S. cities. Cityscape, 20(3), 9-33.

Shelton, J. & Dodd, S. (in press). Beyond the binary: Addressing cisnormativity in the social work classroom. Journal of Social Work Education.

Rodriguez, M. & Shelton, J. (in press. Social media and social work. Encyclopedia of Social Work.

Wagaman, A., Shelton, J., & Carter, R. (in press). “I’m totally transariffic”: Exploring resilience among transgender and gender expansive youth in community-based contexts. Child and Youth Services.

Santa Maria, D., Flash, C., Narendorf, S., Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., Shelton, J., Hsu, H., & Bender, K. (in press). Knowledge and attitudes about PrEP among homeless young adults: Findings from 7 U.S. cities. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Shelton, J. & Bond, L. (2017). “It just never worked out”: How transgender and gender expansive youth understand their pathways into homelessness. Families in Society, 98(4), 235-242.

Shelton, J., Wagaman, A., & Small, L. (2017). “I’m more driven now”: Resilience and resistance among transgender and gender expansive youth experiencing homelessness. Today’s Transgender Youth: Health, Well-being, and Opportunities for Resilience, special issue of International Journal of Transgenderism.

Shelton, J., Price, C., & VanCleefe, P. (2017). Authentic youth and young adult partnerships: Broadening the narrative of LGBTQ youth homelessness. Journal of Family Strengths, 17(2), 1-10.

Shelton, J. (2016). Reframing risk for transgender youth experiencing homelessness. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 28(4), 277-291.

Shelton, J. (2015). Transgender youth homelessness: Understanding programmatic barriers through the lens of cisgenderism. Children and Youth Services Review, 59, 10-18.

Shelton, J. & Winkelstein, J. (2014). Librarians and Social Workers: Working Together for LGBTQ Youth. Young Adult Library Services, Fall 2014, 20-23.

Shelton, J., Sabatino, C., Winterkorn, G., Brigham, F. & Gay, H., (2011). Providing to one’s own community: A panel discussion.  The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 15(2), 211-217.


books & book chapters

Shelton, J., Wagaman, A., & Small, L. (in press). “I’m more driven now”: Resilience and resistance among transgender and gender expansive youth experiencing homelessness. In Watson, R. & Veale, J. (eds.) Today’s Transgender Youth. New York, NY: Routledge Press.

Shelton, J. (2017). Social Work Practice with LGBT Youth. In Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People. Gary Mallon (ed). Routledge Press.

Abramovich, A. & Shelton, J. (Eds.). (2017). Where am I going to go? Intersectional approaches to ending LGBTQ2S youth homelessness in Canada and the US. Canadian Homelessness Research Network Press.

Abramovich, A. & Shelton, J. (2017). Where are we now? In Abramovich, A. & Shelton, J. (Eds.), Where am I going to go? Intersectional approaches to ending LGBTQ2S youth homelessness in Canada and the US. Canadian Homelessness Research Network Press.

Shelton, J. & Abramovich, A. (2017). The way forward. In Abramovich, A. & Shelton, J. (Eds.), Where am I going to go? Intersectional approaches to ending LGBTQ2S youth homelessness in Canada and the US. Canadian Homelessness Research Network Press.

Shelton, J.  (2014). TGNC young people and housing instability.  In Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.  Oxford University Press.

Shelton, J. (2008).  Redefining realities through self-representational performance. In S. Driver (Ed.) Queer Youth Cultures: Performative and Political Practices.  Susan Driver (ed).SUNY Press, 69-86.


additional publications

Shelton, J. & Strauss, A. (2018, November). How I realized I was ‘they.Experience Magazine. https://expmag.com/2018/11/how-i-realized-i-was-they/

Shelton, J. (2017, Autumn). Addressing LGBT youth and young adult homelessness in the United States. Homeless in Europe, The Magazine of FEANTSA - The European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless, 4-6. https://www.feantsa.org/download/fea-008-17-magazine_v33480239002912617830.pdf

Abramovich, A. & Shelton, J. (2017, May 17). Where am I going to go? What am I going to do? The Homeless Hub, Canada. http://homelesshub.ca/blog/where-am-i-going-go-what-am-i-going-do

Abramovich, A. & Shelton, J. (2017, May 15). Where do youth go when their families reject them? Huffington Post, Canada. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/alex-ilona-abramovich/day-against-homophobia-transphobia_b_16614690.html

Price, C., Wheeler, C., Shelton, J., Ellasante, I. (Spring 2017). LGBT youth homelessness: Considerations for child welfare workers. Child Welfare 360. https://www.cascw.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CW360_Spring2017_WEB508.pdf

Shelton, J. (2016). Shifting the Narrative. In At the Intersections: A collaborative report on LGBTQ youth homelessness, Price, C., Wheeler, C., Shelton, J., & Maury, M. (Eds.). True Colors Fund and the National LGBTQ Task Force. http://attheintersections.org/shifting-the-narrative/

Price, C., Wheeler, C., Shelton, J., & Maury, M. (Eds.). (2016). At the Intersections: A collaborative report on LGBTQ youth homelessness. True Colors Fund and the National LGBTQ Task Force. http://attheintersections.org/

Choi, S.K., Wilson, B.D.M., Shelton, J., & Gates, G. (2015).  Serving our Youth 2015: The Needs and Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Los Angeles: The Williams Institute with the True Colors Fund. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Serving-Our-Youth-June-2015.pdf

Shelton, J. & Abramovich, A. (2015, June 19). We must remember homeless LGBTQ2S youth during pride. Huffington Post Impact, Canada. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/alex-ilona-abramovich/homeless-lgbtq2s-youth_b_7620060.html

Shelton, J. (2015, January 9). The True Youth Count Toolkit: A resource for your PIT count. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness blog. http://usich.gov/blog/the-true-youth-count-toolkit

Shelton, J. (2014, October 16). LGBT youth homelessness is not an us/them issue. Huffington Post Gay Voices. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jama-shelton/lgbt-youth-homelessness-i_b_5991742.html

Lowrey, S. & Shelton, J. (2014, June). Homeless to hero series. The Advocate. http://www.advocate.com/authors/sassafras-lowrey-and-jama-shelton

Shelton, J. (2014, February 5). How to keep LGBT youth from becoming homeless. Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth podcast. http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/media-center/podcasts/ncfy-voices-how-keep-lgbtq-youth-becoming-homeless

Shelton, J. (2013, September 12). Including LGBT youth in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act reauthorization. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness blog. http://usich.gov/blog/RHYA_reauth

Shelton, J. (2013, July 30). Homeless gay and transgender youth count! United States Interagency Council on Homelessness blog. http://usich.gov/blog/homeless_gay_and_transgender_youth_count

Shelton, J. (2013, May 22). Ending LGBT youth homelessness: Forty to None Project’s multi-pronged approach. Huffington Post Gay Voices. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jama-shelton/ending-lgbt-youth-homelessness-forty-to-none-projects-multi-pronged-approach_b_3273593.html

Shelton, J. (2013, April 10). Organizing a new national movement to end LGBT youth homelessness. Huffington Post Gay Voices. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jama-shelton/organizing-a-new-national_b_2992298.html

Shelton, J. (2011). Social media and homeless youth services.  In J. Bolas (Ed.). State of the City’s Homeless Youth Report.  The New York City’s Association of Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Organizations.

Shelton, J. & Nolan, T. (2009). Lesbian, gay, bi and transgender youth issues.  In J. Bolas (Ed.). State of the City’s Homeless Youth Report.  The New York City’s Association of Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Organizations.

Shelton, J. & Wood, F. (2012, 2009). Transgender youth.  In J. Bolas (Ed.). State of the City’s Homeless Youth Report.  The New York City’s Association of Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Organizations.

Shelton, J. & Tully, B. (2007). Permanent housing.  In State of the City’s Homeless Youth Report, James Bolas (ed). The New York City’s Association of Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Organizations.