Archive for June, 2010

Homelessness in the summer

During one of my recent visits to a local shelter, a case manager noted that their biggest influx of families occurs during the summertime “when landlords and family members are more likely to turn families out onto the streets.” The summer months are all the more difficult for many homeless parents who are seeking steady […]

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Considering families’ network compositions in schooling matters

In recent years, the concept of “social capital” has been thoroughly examined in school contexts. Most research tends to suggest that dense networks of resourceful relationships help students and families navigate the learning process more efficiently and successfully. Some of my recent research with homeless families, however, suggests that dense peer networks can have significant […]

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