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Homeless Families - Articles
Brush PhD, B. L., Gultekin PhD, L. E., & Grim MSW, MPH, E. C. (2016). The Data Dilemma in Family Homelessness. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(3), 1046–1052. https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2016.0122
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation. (2018). Homeless families research briefs: child separation among families experiencing homelessness (OPRE Report No. 2018-39). Retrieved from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/child-separation-among-families-experiencing-homelessness
Wilson, A. B., & Squires, J. (2014). Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness. Infants & Young Children, 27(3), 259–271. https://doi.org/10.1097/IYC.0000000000000013
Homeless Families - Books
Invisible Nation by "By the second or third day that you're homeless, in the car with all your clothes, your pots and pans, everything, having to wash yourself in a public rest room, you logically start to feel dirty. You prefer to use the drive-through [at fast-food restaurants] where no one will see you. You begin to hide your family."--Invisible Nation More than 2.5 million children are homeless in the United States every year. In every state, children are living packed in with relatives, or in cars, or motel rooms, or emergency shelters, the only constant being too many people in too little space. In a vividly-written narrative, experienced journalist Richard Schweid takes us on a spirited journey through this "invisible nation," giving us front-row dispatches. Based on in-depth reporting from five major cities, Invisible Nation looks backward at the historical context of family homelessness, as well as forward at what needs to be done to alleviate this widespread, although often hidden, poverty. Invisible Nation is a riveting must-read for anyone who wants to know what is happening to the millions of families living at the bottom of the economy.
Call Number: HV4505 .S39 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Rachel and Her Children by "Extraordinarily affecting....A very important book....To read and remember the stories in this book, to take them to heart, is to be called as a witness." THE BOSTON GLOBE There is no safety net for the millions of heartbroken refugees from the American Dream, scattered helplessly in any city you can name. RACHEL AND HER CHILDREN is an unforgettable record for humanity, of the desperate voices of the men, women, and especially children, and their hourly struggle for survival, homeless in America.
Call Number: HV4505 .K69 1988
Publication Date: 1989
Homeless Families - Books (by title M-Z)
Still a Family (Juvenile Fiction) by A little girl and her parents have lost their home and must live in a homeless shelter. Even worse, due to a common shelter policy, her dad must live in a men's shelter, separated from her and her mom. Despite these circumstances, the family still finds time to be together. They meet at the park to play hide-and-seek, slide on slides, and pet puppies. While the young girl wishes for better days when her family is together again under a roof of their very own, she continues to remind herself that they're still a family even in times of separation.
Call Number: PZ7.R25844 St 2017
Publication Date: 2017