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Positive Parenting When You’re Homeless

Psychologist Mary Haskett

A new paper from NC State University’s Department of Psychology addresses positive parenting in the context of homelessness.

“We wanted to lay out the specific mental-health challenges facing homeless parents and children living in shelters and transitional housing,” says Dr. Mary Haskett, a professor of psychology at NC State and co-author of the paper. “This is important, because at any point in time there are approximately one million families with children who are homeless in the United States.”

The paper includes recommendations for shelter practices and calls for more research on how to help homeless families with children who are facing mental-health problems.

Read the news release in NC State’s Newsroom.