While homelessness is never an ideal experience, youths that experience this while remaining intact with their family unit are far less likely to experience the common hardships that a youth without family guidance would. Many of these homeless circumstances are temporary as families receive assistance through programs and shelters until the time that they can get back on their feet (National Center). Being a homeless youth in a society that lacks knowledge or apathy on one’s situation raises an abundance of hardships for adolescents that experience this type of lifestyle. Often, when a youth first experiences vagrancy, they attempt to carry on the routine they once practiced daily. A large component of this is their schooling.
Homelessness can have a devastating effect on children. Homeless children are hungry and sick more often, and worry about their family’s situation and future. Even though it’s extremely hard to estimate the amount of homeless children, about 1.4 million students students in the U.S were homeless at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. As expected, homeless children and youth are difficult to count because their living situations frequently change. Some have tried to estimate the extent of the homeless problem in the United States using many methods but they all have their limitations.
I really miss my old job at QMC, helping families get back onto their feet. Even if Iʻm just watching children in the shelters, I would be happy to be a part of assisting these families in getting to a better place. I have heard about these experiences of being in homeless shelters from my patients at Queens but now Iʻll actually be able to see for myself what it is really like in those shelter. So far, my interactions has been professionally based in educational institution or a health care facility. I may have a difficult time connecting with individuals because I will actually be going to their home, and I donʻt have experience with that.
Assessing the client’s strengths can potentially alleviate or redirect negative outlooks on the client’s current situation. Inquiring about the various strengths that a client possesses opposed to focusing on the problems or issues they may have is believed to be more effective in which a language of hope, strength and motivation are created for the client (Barwick 2004). In addition to the recent separation from her husband, the client now has added stress in regard to the safety of her children as they attend school in a violent prone neighborhood. Maintaining both jobs is also contributing to the clients stress levels along with the lack of a babysitter, yet the client has managed to keep both. Emily's socioeconomic status prohibits her from caring for her children the way she would like to.
Children who experience divorce are also more likely to have social or pathological problems as they grow up. Growing up in a happy home can benefit children by protecting them from these social and pathological problems. However, the divorce rate in the United States is near 40%, meaning that many children are not living in happy homes. Children who experience their parents’ divorce also are at risk for mental, educational, and physical problems. Most spouses going through a divorce care deeply about their children, and want what is best for them.
Miss Leah Baker UKOC1527 Assignment 2. Parents/carers of a child or young person being bullied at school could feel very distressed and alone on hearing that their child is a victim of bullying so it is important that they are given the same amount of respect so they feel like the matter is being dealt with in the correct way and in a timely
I do understand why an address is necessary, but what about homeless children? During my research I found that proof of residence along with birth certificate, immunization records, and a photo I.D. are required to register a child for school in the state of North Carolina. There is the Mckinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act which ensures that homeless children have the same opportunity to public education. I found this information after reading several articles and searching on the internet.
Some of these children suffered parental abuse, abandonment, emancipation, or outgrowing the foster system. Like any other child, these children have right to a good education, which they can obtain at public schools. The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth [NAEHCY] said "...many homeless youth wish to continue on to higher education…” Children living in temporary situations should be given an opportunity to earn a free college tuition by obtaining a 3.0 GPA or higher while they are in high school. By the time teenagers reach the age of 18, they are faced with the question of where they will continue their studies. However, youth in temporary living situations struggle with tougher questions.
Because they can charge with trespassing for being down here” (Bolnick 1). The emotion of shame is still felt by teens like, “Contacts with law-enforcement combined with the turbulent family histories can foster feelings of shame and humiliation among the homeless youth” (Hagan 2). Homeless teens also feel even more alone because they feel afraid and worried about getting in trouble for “trespassing.” Without any guidelines of how teens should get help, they continue to live on the streets. Although many are still homeless, laws and acts have been put into place to help more of the homeless teen population. Some examples are “The Runaway and Homeless Act (RHYA).... enacted in 1974 is the only federal law that focuses on unaccompanied, homeless youth” (NCSL.org) and “Hawaii propose the creation of a task force to coordinate and develop
When children are placed in institutions or in foster homes, family ties are broken. But there are psychologically as well as legally broken homes. Mavis Hetherington reports that in the year following the break up, children in broken families are more likely to suffer psychological distress, but in the long run they can cope more successfully than children in intact families where parents do not get along. Numerous studies confirm that most children are adversely affected by the divorce of their parents and the struggle of the custodial parent to provide for the well-being of the children in the absence of the other parent. Quite often the important element is not that the home is broken, but the process of disorganization and disintegration that preceded it.
The very first strategy for helping children that become homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless, is to first build a trusting relationship with them while they are in your class. A lot of times, students will try and hide that they are homeless because they might be embarrassed or they might be afraid that child services
With the federal law of the Mckinney-Vento homeless Assistance Act established in 1987 in response to the reports that only 57% of homeless children were enrolled in school (White), progress was starting to take effect in finding solutions to the crisis of homeless youth in education. Currently, this act goes to address the needs of homeless youth required by law. Because of this, school districts have decided to focus on the three critical problems influencing these youths. By eliminating barriers of enrollment, attendance, and success in schools many educators have decided that these specific provisions would be the most beneficial to these students (White). This act further went to provide homeless children the right to remain in the same