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Research Summary: Resilience and At-risk Children and Youth
This NCHE publication provides an overview of research on resilience as it relates to counteracting risk in at-risk children and youth, including children and youth experiencing homelessness. The concept of resilience has received increased attention recently in a growing body of literature that has reported not only the psychological and academic impacts of homelessness, but also has highlighted ways to strengthen the resilience of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Download Research Summary: Resilience and At-risk Children and Youth.


Other Resources

A Long Journey Home: A Guide for Creating Trauma–Informed Services for Mothers and Children Experiencing Homelessness
This guide from the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH) was written as a response to the following trends that have developed in the United States over the past decade: (1) Family homelessness is increasing; (2) Women and children are at risk for becoming a majority of the overall homeless population; (3) Homelessness is traumatic and it makes families sick; and (4) Violence is a critical ingredient in the recipe for homelessness. The Long Journey Home is intended to serve as a guide to agencies looking for practical ideas about how to create trauma-informed environments.
Download the guide.

Promoting Resilience: Helping Young Children and Parents Affected by Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Depression in the Context of Welfare Reform
This brief, published by the National Center for Children in Poverty, finds that to make welfare reform succeed, policymakers will need to focus on a subset of the most hard to serve families affected by welfare changes. It approaches this challenge from both a policy and service perspective. It explores the issue of parental risk and child development and suggests promising strategies for promoting resilience among young children and families.
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Resilience: Strengthening Relationships, Fostering Hope
This brief from Project HOPE discusses what families, schools, and community programs can do to foster resilience among at-risk children and youth.
Download Resilience: Strengthening Relationships, Fostering Hope.

Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit for Homeless Services
With support from the Daniels Fund, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Homelessness Resource Center, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH) has created this toolkit to provide programs with a roadmap for becoming trauma-informed. The toolkit provides homeless service providers with concrete guidelines for how to modify their practices and policies to ensure that they are responding appropriately to the needs of families experiencing homelessness who have experienced traumatic stress.
Download the toolkit.

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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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