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Swick, Kevin J.; Williams, Reginald; Fields, Evelyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
This article explores the dynamics of parenting while being in a homeless context. The mosaic of stressors involved in this homeless parenting process are explicated and discussed. In addition, resources and strategies that may support parenting are presented and discussed.
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Homeless People, Stress Variables, Parent Child Relationship
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Swick, Kevin J.; Knopf, Herman; Williams, Reginald; Fields, M. Evelyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Children experience chronic stress in ways that can impair their brain functioning and overall development. This article articulates the unique needs of children experiencing chronic stress and discusses strategies that families and schools can use to support and strengthen children's development across the social, emotional, and cognitive domains.
Descriptors: Brain, Children, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Powers-Costello, Beth; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The focus of this article is on articulating the importance of teacher development of constructs about homeless children and families and examining factors that influence teachers' perceptions of children and families who are homeless or at high-risk of becoming homeless. The article also explores some strategies to support teachers in…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Teacher Attitudes
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Swick, Kevin J.; Williams, Reginald – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Single parent mothers who are homeless have distinct ideas about how to resolve their situations. This study explored the voices of single parent mothers who are homeless and attempted to articulate their major concerns and ideas as well as offering ideas to early childhood professionals related to these insights. The voices of these mothers are…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Mothers, Early Childhood Education, One Parent Family
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
By utilizing all of the voices of homeless children and families we can gain a better understanding of their needs and thus be more effective in designing programs that can support them in becoming more independent. This article reviews the importance of the voices of homeless preschool children and their parents as well that of the professionals…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Homeless People, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Early childhood family literacy programs have great potential to positively influence children and families. This article presents the core values and key components of high quality early childhood family literacy programs. The benefits and cost effectiveness of these programs are also discussed.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Educational Quality, Educational Benefits
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Homeless parents of young children confront several barriers to developing effective parenting skills and dispositions. Perhaps the major barrier is that of the negative stereotype that many people use to label them. They also often have not had positive parent role models and in many cases have had to deal with the issues of violence. Parent…
Descriptors: Role Models, Homeless People, Parent Education, Parent Role
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Homeless parents of young children face many stressors that erode their self-esteem. This article articulates these stressors and how they negatively impact homeless parents and their children. Strategies for helping parents empower themselves and their children are explained.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Parent Education, Young Children, Parents
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
High quality parent-child relations are essential to healthy development and learning in children. Homeless families experience many barriers to realizing the needed bonding and nurturance for having healthy relationships. This article explores the obstacles to the development of nurturing parent-child relations and offers strategies for…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Parent Child Relationship, At Risk Persons, Empowerment
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Baum, Angela C.; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
This article highlights the importance of nurturing preservice teachers as they develop the dispositions essential to establish empowering relationships with children's families. The authors identify and describe several key dispositions necessary for working with families and offer suggestions for ways that these elements might be integrated into…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education
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Knopf, Herman T.; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The purpose of this article is to help teachers become more responsive to the changing needs and contexts of families in their efforts to establish relationships and encourage family participation. Through this article, the authors describe the changing landscape of parenting and the stressors experienced by contemporary families. The authors then…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Young Children, Parent School Relationship
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Powers-Costello, Elizabeth; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The perceptions teachers have of homeless children and their families are a significant influence on children and parents. These perceptions of teachers are explored from a social justice view and in relation to barriers that may impede teacher development of nurturing and supportive perspectives. Effective strategies for helping teachers…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children
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Knopf, Herman T.; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
The purpose of this article is to describe the effects that parent perceptions of their relationships with teachers have on parent involvement. After providing a brief review of literature identifying the importance of parent-teacher relationship formation, the authors provide suggestions for early childhood educators that will help them establish…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
This article seeks to provide insights into the role of teacher beliefs about parent and family involvement in supporting or inhibiting parent and family participation in partnerships related to the well being of child and family. The authors aim to offer positive beliefs and strategies for developing nurturing relations between families and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Well Being
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
The author articulates key stressors in the lives of families who are homeless. These stresses often combine with barriers such as lack of job opportunities and/or insensitive professionals. Strategies for helping homeless families overcome these barriers and related issues are presented.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Employment Opportunities, Helping Relationship, Family Involvement
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