ERIC Number: ED442897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
America's Homeless Children: New Outcasts. A Public Policy Report from the Better Homes Fund.
Better Homes Fund, Newton, MA.
This report presents information on homeless children in the United States to gain the attention of policymakers and the media. Information comes from years of rigorous scientific research. The report presents both findings and solutions, including concrete steps to secure food, shelter, health care, and schooling to help homeless children and families survive from day to day. It also offers longer-term steps that address the underlying causes of homelessness (lack of affordable housing, limited economic opportunity, and the malignant cycle of poverty and violence). After an introduction, Part 1 discusses "Homelessness Makes Children Sick"; "Homelessness Wounds Young Children"; "Homelessness Devastates Families"; and "Homeless Children Struggle in School." Part 2 looks at "Family Homelessness: A New Social Problem"; "More Than One Million Homeless Children"; and "Family Homelessness Will Increase." Part 3 discusses "Recommendations" (both immediate and long-term). Endnotes and further readings are included. Two appendixes describe research methodology and the Better Homes Fund. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), High Risk Students, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Mental Health, Public Policy, Violence
Better Homes Fund, 181 Wells Avenue, Third Floor, Newton, MA 02459 ($14.95). Tel: 617-964-3834; Fax: 617-244-1758; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://thebetterhomesfund.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Harman Cain Foundation, Needham, MA.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Better Homes Fund, Newton, MA.