development? Archives of historical NCH Reports and resources collected by NCH relating to Homelessness and Poverty. Internalizing behavior, including depression, anxiety, withdrawal and poor self-esteem. 31 of all homeless people were youths under the age of. American Psychological Association, Task Force on Socioeconomic Status (2007). Poverty and physical health Children and teens living in poorer communities are at increased risk for a wide range of physical health problems: Low birth weight Poor nutrition which is manifested in the following ways: Inadequate food which can lead to food insecurity/hunger the fall of man in Macbeth Lack. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service (2009, November). Make your voice heard!
The Poverty and Homelessness
Threat of Poverty
Among low-income children, those classified as hungry show increased anxious, irritable, aggressive and oppositional behavior in comparison to peers. National Alliance to End Homelessness (2011, January). The National Association for Education of Homeless Children and Youth reports that during the school year, 939,903 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools, a 38 increase from the school year. The academic achievement gap for poorer youth is particularly pronounced for low-income African American and Hispanic children compared with their more affluent White peers. NCH Reports and Publications on topics ranging from Criminalization to Homeless Counts. Investments in the most vulnerable children are also critical.
Volunteer your time with charities and organizations that provide assistance to low-income and homeless children and families. Retrieved from Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University website. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 72 (2 182-193.