New Infographics on Childhood Homelessness, Education, and Child Development

Like Infographics? Interested in visual representations of some of the issues that can accompany childhood homelessness and poverty? Then take a peek at the infographics we recently created for our seven-part series, “Homelessness and Poverty in the Public Education System.”

Learn more by reading the series on Firesteel’s website here

We are always interested in how homelessness, poverty and stress affect child development and adult outcomes. Recent research into these relationships for our seven-part series “Homelessness and Poverty in the Public Education System” yielded not only great insights, but, thanks to the talents of our digital designer Krista Kent, nine new infographics.

Originally designed to accompany the series introduction and each of the seven parts of the series, they address everything from the academic impacts of homelessness, to classroom indicators that a child isn’t stably housed, to the intersection of homelessness and special ed services. Easy to understand and visually appealing, they are a great resource for advocates, social service providers and educators. We hope that you find them useful. Please feel free to share them widely.

Read about the behind-the-scenes development of these infographics and see the updated Big Brain  combining the key concepts from this series.

Here are the nine infographics, in order of the most recently published.

1. Classroom Indicators of Homelessness (from the Series Introduction, Homelessness and Poverty in the Public Education System: An Intro to Our Blog Series)

intro infographic oct.

2. How Poverty & Poor Housing Affect Child Health (from Part One, Hungry, Scared, Tired and Sick: How Homelessness Hurts Children)

poverty, poor housing quality, cracked house, woman's face

3. ACE Score and Relation to Adult Homelessness (from Part Two, Homelessness, Poverty and the Brain: Mapping the Effects of Toxic Stress on Children)

ACE score, adult homelessness, ACE chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. How the Stress of Homelessness and Poverty Impacts Children’s Academic Performance (from Part Three, Homelessness and Academic Achievement: The Impact of Childhood Stress on School Performance)

Stress, poverty, children who are homeless, academic performace, graduation cap, child who is distressed, child reading, child counting

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Similarities Between Classroom Indicators of ADHD & Homelessness (from Part Four, More Barriers to Learning: Homelessness and the Special Education System)

Firesteel blog Homelessness in Classroom Part Four_Infographic Similarities ADHD Homelessness

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Barriers to Special Education Services for Children who are Homeless (from Part Four, More Barriers to Learning: Homelessness and the Special Education System)

Barriers to special education services for children who are homeless, homeless students, child reaching for door

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Emotional Disturbance and Youth Outcomes (from Part Five, A Web of Risk: Homelessness and the Special Education Category “Emotional Disturbance”)

Emotional disturbance, infographic, youth outcomes, graduation cap, unemployment check

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Evaluation Tips and Special Education Service Delivery Strategies for Students Experiencing Homelessness(from Part Six, McKinney-Vento, IDEA and You: Strategies for Helping Homeless Children With Disabilities)

Special education evaluation homeless students, bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. How McKinney-Vento & IDEA Help Children Who are Homeless (from Part Seven, Innovating Toward Academic Success: Empowering Students Who Are Homeless or Living With Toxic Stress)

McKinney-Vento IDEA, Homeless Children, man with umbrella over child

 

One thought on “New Infographics on Childhood Homelessness, Education, and Child Development

  1. Pingback: Homelessness and Poverty in the Public Education System: An Intro to Our Blog Series | Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness

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