Creating contexts of support through educational assessments for young people experiencing homelessness and/or domestic violence

This 2016 evaluation research aimed to examine the effectiveness of an initiative that provides educational support for young people and their families who have experienced homelessness and/or domestic violence. Looking at the model of intervention more generally highlighted a number of strengths, including the importance of a relational approach that focuses on building rapport and connections with young people and their families who are homeless and/or have experienced domestic violence. In addition, the intervention does not focus solely on the individual (child/young person), taking an ecological approach that bridges educational support across the home and school contexts.