Child and Family Well-Being and Homelessness

Integrating Research into Practice and Policy

  • Mary E. Haskett

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice book sub series (ACFPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Janette E. Herbers, J. J. Cutuli, Lyuboslava Kolarova, Amanda Albu, Lauren A. Sparks
    Pages 7-26
  3. Carmela J. DeCandia, Ellen L. Bassuk, Molly Richard
    Pages 49-63
  4. Staci M. Perlman, Sara H. Shaw, Charles H. Kieffer, Grace-Ann C. Whitney, Carie Bires
    Pages 65-82
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 113-116

About this book


This brief highlights several of the most pressing challenges in addressing the needs of families who are experiencing homelessness and presents a set of strong policy recommendations for assessment, intervention, research, and service delivery related to homeless children and their parents.  Chapters increase awareness of the mental health, educational, and developmental challenges faced by these children and their parents. In addition, chapters provide practice implications of current research with a focus on the importance of careful assessment of service and housing needs; individual differences in strengths and adjustment of parents and children experiencing homelessness; and innovative treatment and service delivery approaches to address the unique needs of this population. 

Featured topics include: 
  • Promoting positive parenting among homeless families.
  • Innovative intervention, assessment, and service delivery models.
  • Homeless children and early childhood care and education systems. 
  • Early Risers intervention & Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless Project (Project CATCH).
Child and Family Well-Being and Homelessness is an essential resource for policy makers and related professionals and for graduate students and researchers in developmental, clinical, and school psychology; child, youth and family policy; public health; and social work.


Child executive functioning and homelessness Children’s mental health and homelessness Cognitive functioning and family homelessness Community response to family homelessness Depression and family homelessness Early childhood services and homelessness Early Risers intervention and family homelessness Emergency housing for homeless families Externalizing disorders and homeless children Families and homelessness Interagency collaboration on homelessness Internalizing disorders and homeless children Mental health, adaptation, and homeless families Parenting and homelessness Parenting warmth and homelessness Physical health and family homelessness Policy implications and family homelessness Positive parenting and homelessness Psychosocial interventions and homelessness Traumatic stress and homeless families

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary E. Haskett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50885-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50886-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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