The Developmental Trajectories of Infants and Young Children Experiencing Homelessness

  • Katherine T. Volk


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.


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Developmental Trajectory Emotional Development Attachment Relationship Homeless Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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