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A place for children? Children in families living in emergency accommodation: the perspectives of children, parents and professionals.

Creator:

Ann Marie Halpenny, Anna Fiona Keogh, Robbie Gilligan

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

This study uses a qualitative approach and draws upon the perspectives of children, adolescents and parents living in emergency accomodation in Dublin. Findings from twenty families are presented and discussed. The study builds on an ealrier study involving interviews with ten families living in emergency B&B and hostel accomodation (Halpenny et al., 2001). In the present study, the aim was to gain a deeper understanding of some of the realities of living in emergency accommodation. The interview with parents was semi-structured and covered information on family background and details of homelessness, such as how long families had been homeless and what their previous accommodation had consisted of. Interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed. Interviews with children were semi-structures and children were asked to talk about their families and their everyday lived in emergency accomodation.

Date:

01/01/2002

DOI:

10.14655/11971-65730

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Ann Marie Halpenny, Anna Fiona Keogh, Robbie Gilligan. (2002) A place for children? Children in families living in emergency accommodation: the perspectives of children, parents and professionals. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/65730 [Accessed: 16th June 2019].

  

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