The Developmental Trajectories of Infants and Young Children Experiencing Homelessness

  • Katherine T. Volk
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Abstract

Children under age six are disproportionately more likely than their peers to experience homelessness. Recent advances in developmental science indicate that these are among the most critical years developmentally. This chapter explores the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical developmental paths of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who have experienced homelessness. Additionally, the prenatal experiences of these children and recommendations for intervention and future research are also provided.

Keywords

Depression Income Toll 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine T. Volk
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  1. 1.Center for Social InnovationNewtonUSA

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