Examining Service Provider Perspectives on Collaboration to Improve Educational Outcomes for Cross-Systems Youth


Children and youth who experience the challenges of homelessness and child maltreatment are at greater risk for poor educational outcomes, such as high absenteeism, grade retention, dropping out, and reduced access to postsecondary education. These negative outcomes are a reflection of the failure of multiple systems—chiefly education, child welfare, and housing and social services. This study will help to address gaps in the literature by eliciting service provider perspectives on effective collaborations for homeless, highly mobile, and child-welfare involved (HHM-CW) youth.

Principal Investigator: Annette Semanchin Jones
Funding Source: Les Brun Research Endowment Fund Pilot Program
Funding Period: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Funding Amount: $10,919.25