Strengthening Homeless Families: An Annotated Resource Guide
Strengthening Homeless Families: An Annotated Resource Guide is a 55- page guide from the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. This guide describes a range of programs and strategies currently being implemented by shelters and other community-based agencies to strengthen and support homeless families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Chapter 1 presents a brief overview of homelessness in the United States, including child abuse and neglect among homeless families. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, reporting requirements, and resources for additional reading on the topics addressed. Chapter 3 addresses programs that provide services to the homeless describing specific programs, providing contact information, listing additional resources, and providing space to write in local resources. Chapter 4 discusses the importance of collaborative, community-based service delivery for the homeless, again describing specific programs and providing contact information for them. There is a bibliography, and appendices list resources dealing with prevention, educational materials, and technical assistance.