Date of Award

Fall 12-6-2020

Document Type

Capstone Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Anquinetta Calhoun


Studies have been conducted on the effects homelessness has on youth. According to the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE, 2020) in the state of Minnesota from 2017- 2018 school year, there were 16,668 homeless youth individuals who were enrolled in public schools. If that number is not daunting, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH, 2020), 2.5 million children are now homeless each year in the United States. Family and children homelessness is a crisis, and unfortunately not getting the attention it deserves. In 2013, the rate of homelessness of youth rose 8%, and since 2015, homelessness has increased by 10% (NCHE, 2020). Journal articles have expressed barriers one can encounter during homelessness and explored unique ways counselors can assist the homeless youth population. Results are presented to portray the effects homelessness has on youth in regards to their academic and socio-emotional needs.



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