Parenting and homelessness: overview and introduction to the Special Section.

  title={Parenting and homelessness: overview and introduction to the Special Section.},
  author={Kristen Paquette and Ellen L. Bassuk},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={79 3},
This overview of parenting and homelessness includes the characteristics and needs of families who are homeless, with a focus on the unique challenges faced by mothers, fathers, and children. In addition, the authors discuss how homeless families are narrowly defined based on the family members who present at shelters and other service programs. In order to fully support parents and their children as they exit homelessness, homeless service programs should consider the broader context of the… CONTINUE READING

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