Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness Current Practices and Future Directions

by Mary E. Haskett

Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness Current Practices and Future Directions Synopsis

Homelessness among families with children in the U.S. is rising rapidly due to the economic downturn. Supporting Homeless Families: Current Practices and Future Directions aims to raise the standard of services provided to families without homes through practices that are strengths-based and culturally competent. This book provides a contextual overview of family homelessness. An ecological and developmental framework for understanding the implications of homelessness from infancy through adulthood are presented with reference to existing research. The book also addresses innovative designs for providing collaboration between and among diverse services that interface with families experiencing homelessness. In doing so, the importance of providing families with culturally competent services that support them during episodes of homelessness as well as the period of re-housing are addressed. Examples of empirically proven interventions and best practices are showcased, and roadblocks to success and sustainability are discussed.

Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness Current Practices and Future Directions Press Reviews

From the reviews: This edited volume provides a comprehensive look at the needs of homeless families, the human service system's responses to those needs, and the effectiveness of those interventions. ... Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. (A. Dworsky, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014) This book is an extremely welcome addition to the literature on homelessness, and the only one solely devoted to the needs of families and children. This timely volume is a creative compendium of articles that explores every aspect of the issue and describes the cutting edge of the field. - Ellen L. Bassuk, M.D., National Center on Family Homelessness, Center for Social Innovation, and Harvard Medical School

Book Information

ISBN: 9781461487173
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: Mary E. Haskett
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 243 pages
Categories: Housing & homelessness, Social work, Public health & preventive medicine, Political economy,

About Mary E. Haskett

Mary Haskett, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University. Her program of research is designed to gain understanding of factors that contribute to harsh parenting and factors that promote resilience of young abused children. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Child Abuse & Neglect and Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Haskett is President of the APA Section on Child Maltreatment and Co-chairs the Interdivisional Task Force on Promoting Positive Parenting in the Context of Family Homelessness. Dr. Staci Perlman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies with ...

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