ERIC Number: ED325554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Homeless Children: The Watchers and the Waiters.
Boxill, Nancy A., Ed.
This book takes an interdisciplinary approach in discussing the issue of homeless children and the resolution of the problem. An introduction by Nancy A. Boxill presents background on the nature of the problem and summarizes the subsequent papers. "Home and Homelessness in the Lives of Children" by Leanne G. Rivlin analyzes the impact on children of diverse forms of homelessness. "The Impact of Homelessness on Children" by Ellen L. Bassuk and Ellen M. Gallagher describes the effects of growing up in shelters and welfare hotels and the coping strategies children have used to adapt to the stresses of homelessness. "No Fixed Address: The Effects of Homelessness on Families and Children" by Judy A. Hall and Penelope L. Maza is concerned with children on the move. "Mother/Child Interaction Among Homeless Women and Their Children in a Public Night Shelter in Atlanta, Georgia" by Nancy A. Boxill and Anita L. Beaty is a participant-observation study. "Homelessness Is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things" by James D. Wright discusses the health problems of homeless children, youth, and women. "Homeless Children: A New Vulnerability" by Mark Rosenman and Mary Lee Stein defines current service gaps and public service failures. "Homeless Women and Children: The Question of Poverty" by Stanley F. Battle discusses families living under the poverty line. "Adrift in the City: A Comparative Study of Street Children in Bogota, Colombia, and Guatemala City" by Mark Connolly is a cross-cultural investigation of homeless children. (MYM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Life, Homeless People, Parent Child Relationship, Services
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Note: Has also been published as Child & Youth Services, Volume 14, Number 1, 1990.