Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Counseling
homeless, McKinney Vento, rural
School counselors must play in an important role in providing advocacy and support for students and their families that are experiencing homelessness. ASCA has a position statement as well as information on confidentiality to provide clarity in our role. Furthermore, the McKinney Vento Act defines homelessness and requires schools to identify and assist families as well as educate all school staff members. Rural communities are less likely to have resources like shelters, so the homeless population may be more difficult to identify and school counselors may be in a unique position to recognize the signs of homelessness.
Gilsrud, Jessica, "School Counselors’ Role in Providing Advocacy and Support to Homeless Students in Rural Communities" (2018). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 41.