ERIC Number: ED417876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Preserving Childhood for Children in Shelters.
Harms, Thelma, Ed.; Ray, Adele Richardson, Ed.; Rolandelli, Pam, Ed.
This book provides useful "how-to" information to help shelters create a safe, healthful, and supportive environment for their youngest residents. The chapters of the book are: (1) "The Effects of Homelessness on Children and Families" (Janice Molnar); (2) "Children and Domestic Violence: Recognizing Effects and Building Programs" (Evelyn Williams, Marie Weil, and Robin Mauney); (3) "Creating Environments for Play" (Thelma Harms); (4) "Choosing and Supporting Shelter Caregivers" (Pam Rolandelli); (5) "Developing Activity Programs for Children in Shelters" (Adele Richardson Ray); (6) "Health Problems of Children in Shelters" (Sandra Botstein and Pam Rolandelli); (7) "Support and Education Programs for Parents" (Tovah Klein and Mary Foster); (8) "Volunteers in Programs for Homeless Children" (Pat Ward); and (9) "Funding" (Rachel Fesmire). Chapter 10 describes several programs for children in shelters: The Vogel Alcove, Dallas, Texas (Beverly A. Mulvihill and Andra McBain); The Ark, Baltimore, Maryland (Pat Gallagher); Homeless Children's Network, Seattle, Washington (Jean Bombardier); and Head Start Demonstration Programs (Adele Richardson Ray and Thelma Harms). The book's appendices include safety checklists, sample job descriptions for volunteers, a discipline policy, and a list of resources for volunteers. Contains a 22-item annotated bibliography. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Battered Women, Child Caregivers, Childhood Needs, Children, Family Violence Shelters, Financial Support, Health Needs, Homeless People, Play, Program Descriptions, Psychological Needs, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.