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Poor women--Counseling of; Poor children--Counseling of; Women heads of households--Economic conditions;


The following paper reviews research on poverty, its effects on women and their children, and how they cope with the increased level of stress. There are more single headed households now than ever, the majority headed by women. This adds an increased level of stress on both the women and the children they care for. Research also shows that a large number of these families are also coping with the special needs of their children. This stress leads many women and children to cope in some conventional and unconventional ways.

Schools are playing an increasingly larger role in the lives of students as well as their families because of these added stressors. Information found in this paper can be particularly important for anyone working in the school, especially school counselors who serve as the mediators between home, the school, and the community.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Linda J. Nebbe


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