Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Yvonne Marie Vissing
Homeless Children and Families in Small-Town America

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"Homelessness in small towns and rural areas is on the rise. Drawing on interviews with and case studies of three hundred children and their families, with supporting statistics from federal, state, and private agencies, Vissing illustrates the impact this social problem has upon education, health, and the economy."

 

About Yvonne Marie Vissing

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Vissing is a professor of sociology at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts, where she is the coordinator for its Center for Child Studies.
 
Published May 23, 1996 by The University Press of Kentucky. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In six years of research in New Hampshire, sociologist Vissing saw runaway teens, malnourished children, and upside-down family functioning in which child nurtures parent. Small-town homelessness, Vis

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Frequently, Vissing crosses the line from analyzing to sermonizing: ""Imagine how much better and more appropriate poor, distressed parents would be if they had the same resources as other parents!"" ""Many heroic students were interviewed."" However, she offers sensible advice to social workers ...

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