Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Homeless Students: Challenges and Opportunities
by Santoro, Rachel, M.S.W., Southern Connecticut State University, 2016, 25; 10145665
Abstract (Summary)

This study attempts to review and compare research done on homeless students in the United States and the barriers to their education. Children who are homeless face many challenges in their daily lives and may greatly benefit from school-based interventions. This paper is a systematic review that seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of school-based services for homeless students and how current policies can be better utilized. Homelessness has been recognized as a major concern in the United States, but the effects of homelessness on students does not seem to be an issue that is commonly talked about in schools and communities. Homeless students are more likely to have issues with their behavior, education, family, and socialization. The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides support in helping students’ success in the school system, but many barriers still remain. One of the biggest barriers in implementation of the McKinney Vento Act is awareness of the act and the services available. This paper will attempt to identify the strengths of the policy and better ways of policy implementation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smoyer, Amy
School: Southern Connecticut State University
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- Connecticut
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Education Policy
Keywords: Education, Homeless, Students
Publication Number: 10145665
ISBN: 978-1-369-01095-4
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