Research

Research

Empirical child welfare research in England takes insufficient account of wider social theory. Intellectual, professional and political reasons for this are discussed. The implications are considered in relation to one important social problem: the low educational achievement of children looked after by local authorities (‘in care’). It is...
The purpose of this study by a team of nurse researchers were to assess the support needs and support intervention preferences of homeless youth and pilot test a comprehensive support-education intervention for homeless adolescents that optimizes peer influence, reduces isolation, and enhances functioning. Literature background: Homelessness is a...
Disrupted high school experiences, including dropout, are educational consequences for many youth with histories of homelessness. Using an ecological resilience prediction model (ERPM) based on the literature on resilience in at-risk youth, the study followed 82 youth who were initially homeless for a 2-year period, to identify predictors of...
This article explores structural determinants as possible causes of the homelessness of Aboriginal youth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It includes a brief literature review and provides some of the findings of a recent research project, which implemented an Aboriginal research methodology with homeless youth in Toronto. These findings point to a...
Improving the post-secondary educational opportunities  for low-income students is one of the foci at the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA). We conduct studies with sub-groups of lowincome students (e.g. youth in foster care and undocumented youth) to improve policies and practices that impact their access to higher education....
This research project set out to explore the educational experiences of streetinvolved and/or homeless young women and girls in Canada, especially the role of educational institutions in the lives of homeless and/or streetinvolved young women to shed much needed light on the barriers to access, lack of support, and alienation from teaching and...