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CASCW Study Cited in Minnesota Law & Politics Article

A study conducted by Anita Larson, research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, was recently cited in a Minnesota Law & Politics article on homelessness in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Larson's study looked at school attendance records of children before and after they were identified by the schools as being homeless. The study found that attendance dramatically improved once homeless children were identified.

The article, written by Frank Jossi, discusses recent increases in the number of homeless people in the metro area and the impact this has on children. Jossi cites Larson's study, saying, "prospects for homeless kids are good once they are identified."

Larson is also quoted in the article: "It looks like being identified [as homeless] does something to stabilize kids' attendance at school," she said.

Read the full article No Direction Home.

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