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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This fact sheet from the Children’s Bureau defines trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) as a treatment that combines elements of cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, family therapy, attachment theory, and developmental neurobiology to help clients overcome trauma-related difficulties, including child maltreatment. TF-CBT may be an appropriate treatment for children and youth ages 3 to 18 who have experienced trauma or traumatic loss and present with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and other related symptoms.

Accession number
25753
Type new
Brief
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/trauma/

State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness

State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide provides information about how the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) law of 2015 focuses on high school graduation among students who experience homelessness. A list of amendments to the law related to state requirements for homeless students is included. It provides a summary of existing state laws that complement federal requirements from California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington. 

Accession number
25453
Authors
Schoolhouse Connection
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Schoolhouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/statec…

Quick Guide for Counseling Staff Working With Students Experiencing Homelessness

Quick Guide for Counseling Staff Working With Students Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide provides information on how school counseling personnel can support students who are experiencing homelessness. It includes a list of questions to assess their immediate needs related to safety, food, health, family dynamics, transportation, employment, and school. In addition, the guide provides school counselors with action steps they can take based on the outcome of the initial assessment. A checklist for graduation planning is also included. The author discusses issues such as trauma and other barriers that school counselors should consider when working with this student population.

Accession number
25448
Authors
Hurt, Dee
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Schoolhouse Connections

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Schoohouse Connections website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Quick-…

Preparing Students Experiencing Homelessness for College: Considerations for Counselors and Other Supportive Personnel

Preparing Students Experiencing Homelessness for College: Considerations for Counselors and Other Supportive Personnel
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article provides school and career counselors and other educators with background information about students experiencing homelessness (SEH) and research related to college planning for the SEH population. This article uses a Social Cognitive Career Theory framework: self-efficacy, outcome expectations, goal setting, and contextual supports and barriers. The article discusses how homelessness can present barriers to secondary students related to college self-efficacy, outcome expectations of attending and succeeding in college, and goal setting towards college. The article summaries the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and college and career planning for SEH. The authors provide an overview of suggested actions to prepare this student population for college.

Accession number
25619
Authors
Havlik, S.A., Sanders, C., Wilson, E.
Type new
Journal Article
Organization

Western Michigan University

Journal Name

Journal of College Access

Volume new
4
Year published new
2018
Availability

Implementing Change: School Personnels Role in Addressing the Intersection of Homelessness and Juvenile Justice

Implementing Change: School Personnels Role in Addressing the Intersection of Homelessness and Juvenile Justice
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) developed this issue brief to help school personnel better understand their role in addressing the intersections between juvenile justice and youth homelessness. It includes principle and practice recommendations from CJJ for administrators, teachers, counseling staff, and other school staff to help prevent young people from experiencing homelessness or being criminalized for behaviors that stem from a lack of stable housing. CJJ contends that by following these guidelines, school personnel and educators can help lessen contact students have with the juvenile justice system and can positively influence youth, the school, and the entire community. 

Accession number
25699
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Series
Implementing Change
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Coalition for Juvenile Justice website at: http://www.juvjustice.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/School%20P…

Human Sex Trafficking in America: What Counselors Need to Know

Human Sex Trafficking in America: What Counselors Need to Know
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article provides an overview of the relevant information pertinent to sex trafficking and addresses the counseling implications for working with sex trafficking survivors. The author recommends that counselors increase their awareness of the vulnerabilities that place persons at risk of becoming trafficked. Furthermore, counselors should learn about the processes through which persons become trafficked, such as through force, fraud, and coercion. The author contends that counselors working with this population need to employ a range of trauma-sensitive interventions to support the individual needs of each client.

Accession number
25640
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

The Professional Counselor

Volume new
7
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download at: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1159657.pdf

Do Whatever You Can to Try to Support That Kid: School Counselors Experiences Addressing Student Homelessness

Do Whatever You Can to Try to Support That Kid: School Counselors Experiences Addressing Student Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This qualitative study explored the experiences of 23 school counselors in addressing the needs of students experiencing homelessness. Researchers used a sequential explanatory mixed methods approach, where the collection and analysis of qualitative data follows a quantitative study. Survey research has indicated that school counselors report low levels of engagement in interventions specifically recommended to support students affected by loss of housing, including parent consultations, mentorship and tutoring programs, small group and individual counseling, and teacher workshops. Counselors also report limited knowledge on homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Act. In this study, phenomenological analysis revealed two overarching themes: 1) school counselors as the first line of support and 2) the desire to help while feeling helpless. Findings suggest that participants feel underprepared to support the needs of students experiencing homelessness. They face challenges identifying students and addressing their needs and rely on collaborations with other professionals. (Author Abstract Modified)

Accession number
25399
Authors
Havlik, S.A., Rowley, P., Puckett, J., Wilson, G., Neason, E.
Type new
Journal Article
Organization

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Journal Name

Professional School Counseling

Volume new
21
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available by subscription or purchase at the journal website: http://professionalschoolcounseling.org/toc/prsc/21/1.

College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors

College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This research summary reviews the research on issues and practices related to secondary school counselors roles in supporting students experiencing homelessness in their postsecondary planning. The education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act, as amended in December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includes a requirement for school counselors to support students experiencing homelessness in their college and career readiness. The report discusses research on the effectiveness of school counseling in supporting students, including with college and career development. Also discussed is the role counselors can play in collaborating with other service providers to help meet homeless students basic needs as well as their social/emotional and academic needs. Appendices include tips for secondary school counselors to help students experiencing homelessness prepare for college and gain control of their futures. Additional appendices contain questions to assess the college and career preparedness for youth experiencing homelessness and helpful websites and resources. 

Accession number
25403
Authors
Havlik, S.A.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Series
National Center for Homeless Education Research Summaries
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available free of charge from the National Center for Homeless Education: https://nche.ed.gov/pr/res-summ-sch-couns.php.