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The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Family Homelessness

This brief describes the impact of family homelessness on adolescents with regard to behavior, school attendance, school performance, and school mobility. Families who had spent at least a week in an emergency shelter were interviewed 20 months later. It provides insight on how to support adolescents and families facing homelessness and the importance of school stability.  This resource supports resilience.

Related Topics: 
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Publisher: 
Administration for Children & Families (ACF)
Author: 
Jessica Thornton Walker, Scott R. Brown, and Marybeth Shinn
Resource Type: 
Length: 
8 pages
Publication Date: 
2016