Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Current Practices and Future Directions
ISBN/ASIN: 9781461487173,9781461487180 | 2014 | English | pdf | 243/253 pages | 1.96 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York | Author: John C. Buckner Ph.D. (auth.), Mary E. Haskett, Staci Perlman, Beryl Ann Cowan (eds.) | Edition: 1
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.