Children who are homeless with their family: A literature review

Bland, Derek C. & Shallcross, Linda (2015) Children who are homeless with their family: A literature review. .

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This literature review was commissioned by the Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia to provide an overview of the issues affecting the wellbeing of children who are homeless with their families. This review outlines the scholarly evidence in relation to the following issues.

• The causes and extent of children’s homelessness in Western Australia (and Australia), including pathways leading to family homelessness;

• The impact of homelessness on children’s near-term and long-term wellbeing;

• The service and support needs of children and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness;

• Strategic approaches and systems for providing services to children and families;

• Successful programs that are evidence-based and have been evaluated to show positive effects on children’s wellbeing (particularly programs replicated in multiple jurisdictions or applied across diverse population groups);

• Children’s own views and experiences of homelessness and support services (particularly direct consultations with children), and;

• Gaps in knowledge.

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ID Code: 84051
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: homelessness, children, Western Australia
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia
Deposited On: 13 May 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 04:48

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