ERIC Number: ED422121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The New Poverty: Homeless Families in America.
Nunez, Ralph da Costa
This book discusses homeless families in the United States and advocates the efforts of residential educational and employment training centers--American Family Inns--which provide comprehensive services education, job training, and parenting and life skills to address the poverty-related conditions that contribute to homelessness. Chapters of the book are the following: (1) "A New American Poverty: Family Homelessness"; (2) "An American Family Myth: Every Child at Risk"; (3) "When a Shelter Is Not a Shelter: The American Family Inn"; (4) "Taking the First Step: Education"; (5) Family Preservation: The Foster Care Connection"; (6) "Job Readiness: Crossing the Threshold from Homelessness to Employment"; (7) "Moving On: Housing, Aftercare, and Independence"; and (8) "Conclusion: At the Crossroads: Responsibility, Hope, and the American Dream." The book contains two appendices: (1) "Methodology," which briefly discusses the qualitative and quantitative data used in the book; and (2) "Funding Mechanisms," which describes how the American Family Inn sites are funded. (Contains over 25 figures and tables, and 294 references.) (LPP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Needs, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Parent Education, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Social Problems, Transitional Programs
Insight Books, Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013-1578; phone: 212-620-8000; fax: 212-807-1047 (paper: ISBN-0-306-45274-X, $16.95; cloth: ISBN-0-306-45273-1, $25.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: New York