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Swick, Kevin James; Williams, Reginald D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Today's families face many stressors during the early childhood years. Particular stressors like homelessness, violence, and chemical dependence, play havoc with the family system. Urie Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological perspective offers an insightful lens for understanding and supporting families under stress. This article presents the key…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Stress Variables, Homeless People, Violence
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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