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ERIC Number: EJ1172970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Promoting Resilience in Youth Experiencing Homelessness through Implementation of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Clemens, Elysia; Hess, Robyn S.; Strear, Molly M.; Rue, Lisa; Rizzolo, Sonja; Henninger, Janessa
Preventing School Failure, v62 n2 p105-115 2018
This Consensual Qualitative Research study explored experiences of youth, families, and homeless liaisons to better understand how educational environments can foster resilience among youth experiencing homelessness. The purpose of the study was to provide educational stakeholders with guidance on how to actualize the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into saturated services that promote strength, hope, and high expectations for youth experiencing homelessness. A bioecological framework was used to conceptualize the interplay of systems. Four domains emerged from participants' collective beliefs on the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: critical incidents, philosophy of services, community and school collaboration, and relationships with families. Lessons learned and implications for school practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A