Title

Children: Products of Their Environments?

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Emily Peters
Sammy Schreiner

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Abstract

The Joseph Residence is a transitional housing facility for families experiencing homelessness that provides a safe and nurturing community. In this environment, staff helps parents create a better future for themselves and their families. The energy put towards improving their current situation affects the lives of their children on a daily basis. Using ethnographic field notes on 60 hours of participant observation, we will explore how parents at the Joseph Residence try to counteract past decisions that have influenced their family in a negative way. We predict that the staff’s role will positively influence the lives of each family.

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Social Sciences

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Children: Products of Their Environments?

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The Joseph Residence is a transitional housing facility for families experiencing homelessness that provides a safe and nurturing community. In this environment, staff helps parents create a better future for themselves and their families. The energy put towards improving their current situation affects the lives of their children on a daily basis. Using ethnographic field notes on 60 hours of participant observation, we will explore how parents at the Joseph Residence try to counteract past decisions that have influenced their family in a negative way. We predict that the staff’s role will positively influence the lives of each family.