Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Poor children--Education; Poor children--Counseling of;
Although many books and articles have been written regarding poverty and its effects among children, there is an increasing need for school counselors to provide programs and support to empower children of poverty. Research indicates that poverty is increasing among Americans (Payne, 2003). Nutrition and health are a major concern among families of poverty, and approximately thirteen million children experience hunger on a daily basis (Prince & Howard, 2002).
Children who have not met their basic needs come to school with a different agenda: survival. Although health is itself an outcome, it can also be viewed as a pathway by which poverty influences other child development such as cognitive ability and school achievement (Abernathy, Webster, & Vermeulen, 2002). With the cooperation and collaboration with parents and teachers, school counselors can begin to make a difference by providing support, psycho-educational consultation, and programs to help empower children of poverty.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2005 Katie E. Long
Long, Katie E., "Children living in poverty" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1097.