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Keywords

Poor children--Education; Poor children--Counseling of;

Abstract

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

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Ann Vernon

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Date Original

2005

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1 PDF file (22 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

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