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Journal of School Counseling, v12 n20 2014

An increased understanding of the needs of students experiencing homelessness will better inform educational and clinical practices to ensure student success. Through an analysis of survey data using the Knowledge and Skills with Homeless Students Survey (Gaenzle & Bryan, 2013), this exploratory study applied a mixed methods approach to assess school counselors' (N = 160) perceptions of the needs of students experiencing homelessness. Thematic analysis of the survey data indicated the existence of four dynamic and interrelated themes of student needs as well as differences in reported needs by school counselors' school level and location.

Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Homeless People, Mixed Methods Research, Counselor Attitudes, Student Needs, Psychological Needs, Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Predictor Variables, Validity, Child Health, Child Development, Ancillary School Services, Federal Legislation, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students

Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail: ehhddean[at]montana.edu; Web site: http://jsc.montana.edu





Author: Havlik, Stacey A.; Brady, Jennifer; Gavin, Kathleen

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2570&id=EJ1034769



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