"Are we there yet?" : An exploration of the key principles for working with children accessing transitional supported accommodation services

  • Lucetta Thomas

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report describes the methodology, literature review, field work findings, conclusions and recommendations of research that explores key principles for working with children who are attending transitional supported accommodation. These key principles seek to fill a gap in the existing body of knowledge on the requirements and needs of homeless children as voiced by children. They are a basic framework for accommodation service workers to use in an environment of limited resources, and increasing numbers of children accessing their services, from which to build the psychosocial, biosocial and physical development of children and break the cycle of long-term and generational homelessness, poverty, and social isolation.
Date of Award2007
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Canberra
SupervisorIone Lewis (Supervisor)

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