Local Liaisons Roles, Challenges, and Training in Serving Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Local Liaisons Roles, Challenges, and Training in Serving Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Abstract

Through engaging in interviews with 10 local educational agency liaisons, this study provides insight into their roles, challenges, and training in serving children and youth experiencing homelessness. Using thematic analysis to analyze transcripts, common themes were uncovered. The findings highlight the liaisons’ challenges related to identification and academic barriers, as well as provide deeper insight into their preparation. Furthermore, the results suggest that liaisons are dedicated to their roles and are committed to building partnerships to serve students.

JOURNAL: Urban Education
PAGES: 1-31
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016