Homelessness and Its Effects on Children

Family Housing Fund, 1999

This report from the Family Housing Fund catalogs the myriad impacts homelessness has on children. The author focuses first on how homelessness affects different age groups: prenatal, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children. She then details the ways homelessness can affect physical, emotional/behavioral and academic development of children. The article closes with an analysis of how parental and institutional support can reverse the negative effects of homelessness.

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Research category: Youth