Advanced Search

Recently added resources

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

A literature review researching photo elicitation as a research method with particular reference to youth homelessness. This study looks at the positive aspects and ethical consideration of this form of research in relation to young people, homelessness and mental health. It also compares similarities in the experiences of young homeless people in the UK and Canada.

ORGANIZATION: Research Initiatives for Social Change Unit, School of Social Work, University of Victoria
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term “used to describe various conditions or diagnoses resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure” (George, Masotti, MacLeod, Van Bibber, Loock et al. 2007, 139). FASD is an invisible and  lifelong disability, and while its manifestations are varied, they include a range of physiological, cognitive, behavioural and social effects.

Also see:

...
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Modern emergency management frameworks include recognition of the need to plan for the needs of the most vulnerable or at-risk people in a community [1-3]. However, identification of people at-risk has been an ongoing issue challenging the emergency management sector for decades, particularly in the context of an influenza pandemic [4-7]. As witnessed during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and the 2003 SARS outbreak, much attention is directed toward...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Apart from treatment, there is probably no area of services that is more important for the rehabilitation and recovery of individuals with severe mental illness than the provision of housing and residential services. The last 30 years have witnessed a burgeoning of housing services and models of service delivery, much of which has been fueled by deinstitutionalization and the move toward community integration for individuals with severe...

ORGANIZATION: The Calgary Homeless Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

An Executive Summary of this report also exists. This literature review summarizes research, particularly published studies from the past decade or so, that focus on the risk factors, predictors and pathways in and out of homelessness. Unpublished research reports from reputable organization, especially Canadian ones, are also included. The primary focus was on factors that differentiate those that have become absolutely homeless from those...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The purpose of the literature review was to document the research that examines the predictors of the institutionalization of the elderly. The review is grounded in the framework of “aging in place,” which acknowledges that older adults wish to live in their own communities for as long as possible and that home and community services will support this aim while being cost-effective.

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Prepared for the City of Toronto by: Public Interest Strategy and Communications, Ruth Crammond, Sharmila Shewprassad, and Tony Boston. This literature review is designed to identify good practices for services at drop-in centres that help people living on the streets to find housing and help people who are at risk of losing their housing to maintain their tenancies.

ORGANIZATION: Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

This literature review examines the challenges homeless persons encounter in accessing primary health care.

Homeless persons are numerous, carry a significant burden of illness and face challenges in accessing care. A search of the literature revealed insufficient emperical sources to permit the use of standard systematic review methodology to determine the most effective way to deliver point-of-first contact healthcare to homeless...

ORGANIZATION: National Center for Homeless Education
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

This abstract bibliography lists and describes a selection of publications released in 2008 that deal with issues related to the lives and education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. (Authors)

To view the full abstract follow the above url or click here.

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

This literature review covers the following topics: the juvenile drug-crime cycle and substance-using population; juvenile justice system, conceptual underpinnings and development; juvenile justice system process; general recommendations for future intervention research; and summary and recommendations for a model program to include single point of entry, immediate and comprehensive assessment, cross-system case management, continuum of care...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This review of the literature sought out examples of “best practices” in housing persons with a persistent mental illness. The term ‘best practices’ is synonymous with ‘evidence based practices’ and refers to evidence-based practices, that is, those that have been proven to be effective. While there is still discussion and some debate about different housing models, the best practice consensus is for a supported housing approach. Best...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

An extensive review of the academic, published literature and unpublished community and governmental reports was undertaken on the topic of northern, rural and remote (NRR) homelessness. To our knowledge this document contains the most extensive documentation of academic literature on this topic to date. Part I provides a synopsis of the themes found in the literature. Part II contains a complete annotated bibliography of all of the relevant...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

A literature review from 2003, by the Community Social Planning Coucnil of Toronto (CSPC-T) of homelessness research conducted in Toronto in the past ten years. The purpose of this review was to advocates and others concerned about homelessness with a resource that would enable them to easily access relevant research and to identify gaps in the research to inform future studies on homelessness in Toronto.

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The objective of this systematic review is to inform program and policy development and future research by examining the available empirical evidence on the effects of housing status on health-related outcomes in people living with HIV/AIDS. HIV infection is increasingly characterized as a chronic condition that can be managed through adherence to a healthy lifestyle, complex drug regimens, and regular treatment and monitoring. The...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This literature review will examine trends in homelessness in Western nations as well as the strategies for addressing it. The definition of homelessness will first be considered and then an overview of the literature pertaining to structural causes of homelessness in key Western countries will be presented. Finally, the conclusion will consider the complex link between the structural factors related to homelessness the individual or personal...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 1994

The review noted: "If there has been limited attention to the relationships among homelessness and the criminal justice system in the United States, there is virtually no research in Canada with such a target." (p.vii) The report ends with the sentence: "Based on the information available through published reports, we cannot draw any conclusions about how the criminal justice system is affected by and affects...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

An annotated Bibliography and Literature review on the subject of substance Use, process Addictions, Mental Health, and Links between Mental health and substance abuse, prevention and treatment for the above. (HRDC-1996)

JOURNAL NAME: L'Encéphale
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

This literature review reveals disparity of epidemiological methods used in the US, Great Britain, Australia, and Canada in assessing the type and extent of mental illness among homeless adults. The lack of consensual definition of homelessness, the choice of different settings in which the research is organized (street, health centers, shelters), and the use of diverse instruments of psychiatric evaluation (diagnosis by clinician, by scale,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

This report has been prepared for Justice for Children and Youth. It is a preliminary summary of the findings of research conducted in 2001-2002, in order to evaluate the legal and justice issues of homeless and street involved youth in Toronto.

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This literature review is an attempt to synthesize Canadian research on homelessness, with a specific focus on research conducted in Toronto. That is, the literature presented here will emphasize studies conducted in Toronto and/or studies from elsewhere in Canada that are seen to speak more directly to the issues relevant in the Toronto context. The approach used here will be based on a "determinants of health" perspective...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 1988

Rapport produit pour la Societe canadienne d'hypotheques et du logement.

Pages