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Multiply Homeless Families: The Insidious Impact of Violence

 

This article from the Fannie Mae Foundation describes the duration of family homelessness, compares the characteristics of mothers who had been homeless only once with those who had been homeless multiple times, and identifies factors that contribute to repeated episodes of family homelessness. Significantly, multiply homeless mothers had higher rates of childhood sexual abuse and stranger violence than their first-time homeless counterparts. Sexual molestation during childhood was also an important predictor of recidivism.

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Multiply Homeless Families: The Insidious Impact of Violence

 
 

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