ERIC Number: ED380706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Hopes, Dreams & Promise: the Future of Homeless Children in America.
Nunez, Ralph da Costa
This book explores in six chapters the issues behind family homelessness in America and presents some solutions to this increasing problem. Chapter 1 analyzes some of the causes for homelessness with a look at the 1980s, cuts in social programs, the insufficient help provided by federal authorities, and efforts of local initiatives. In chapter 2 a model program, the Residential Educational Training (RET) program, is presented as a response to the inadequate remedy traditional shelters have offered. Chapter 3 focuses on ways to break the cycle of homelessness by educating the children and discusses both the effects of homelessness on education and ways to initiate different programs in early childhood education, accelerated education, and other strategies. Chapter 4 continues this emphasis on education by supplying ways that parents can increase their education through adult education centers, employment training, and other methods. Keeping families together and healthy with prevention programs is the focus of chapter 5; preventative health care, crisis nursery programs, and other innovative approaches are examined. The final chapter addresses ways to help families find a permanent home. Appendices elaborate study methodologies, homeless family rights litigation in New York City, and RET center funding mechanisms. (Contains an index.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Children, Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Health, Family Problems, Family Programs, Foster Care, Homeless People, Housing Deficiencies, Housing Needs, Parent Education, Public Policy, Residential Programs
Homes for the Homeless, Inc., 36 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chemical Bank, New York, NY. Health Care and Education Finance Group.
Authoring Institution: Homes for the Homeless, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)