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Abstract

This invited commentary responds to and builds upon Tobin and Murphy's article, “Addressing the Challenges of Child and Family Homelessness.” In affirming the ideas emerging from this article, Hallett and Tierney provide three points of extension: (1) more research needs to be conducted with doubled-up families; (2) the role of shame needs further exploration; and, (3) additional work needs to be done to increase access to postsecondary institutions.

Key Take Away Points

  • more research needs to be conducted with doubled-up families
  • the role of shame needs further exploration
  • additional work needs to be done to increase access to postsecondary institutions

Author Biography

Ronald E Hallett is an Assistant Professor in the Benerd School of Education at the University of the Pacific. His research focuses on improving access at all levels of the educational process for underserved student groups. Specifically, Hallett studies how mobility influences family dynamics and participation in school. He also directs a college access program for underserved students. William G Tierney is Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education, University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. Tierney conducts research pertaining to the effectiveness of programs that prepare low-income youth for college.

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A Response To:

Addressing the Challenges of Child and Family Homelessness by Kerri Tobin and Joseph Murphy.