When constantly faced with unexpected changes, children don’t have the structure, routine, and predictability they need to cope with the traumatic experience of homelessness.
As you watch this video, consider these questions:
- When a child enters your setting and is faced with his parent leaving, what do you notice in his behavior?
- What are some traumatic separations children in your care may have already experienced? (friends in school or childcare group, family members, their home itself, teachers or other caregivers, pets, doctors or other healthcare providers, and so on)