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JOURNAL NAME: Children and Youth Services Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Purpose

This study is an outcome evaluation of Cottage Housing Incorporated's Serna Village Program (CHI), a supportive housing program serving homeless families in Sacramento, California.

Methods

This quasi-experimental study examined a sample of 293 children and youth who lived with their parents in CHI between 2002 and 2009.

Results

71% of the children had a history of foster care before CHI; 10% of the youth reentered...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

A homeless teen or unaccompanied youth that has no permanent place of shelter will be in need of having basic needs met. Their needs will include food, shelter, connecting with educational services, clothing, skills for job seeking and supervision and care. As homelessness persist in their lives, the youth will face unintended consequences that contribute to their homelessness like victimization. Data available about homeless youth discusses...

JOURNAL NAME: Publius: The Journal of Federalism
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In the U.S. intergovernmental system, state governments can voluntarily and strategically align with federal government strategies and objectives. This study examines the effect of intergovernmental alignment on federal homelessness program outcomes. In 2010, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness started the first national-level comprehensive strategic plan on homelessness: Opening Doors. The Opening Doors plan highlights...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The purpose of this study was to discover what events led to families becoming homeless and how that journey has or has not affected their school age children. Additionally, this design allowed the researcher to study the impact that homelessness has on a students’ perception of school and their ability to participate in after school programs. This research design also focused on the influence of a teacher’s perceptions, beliefs and opinions...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Although the prevalence of smoking has declined in the U.S., vulnerable populations continue to suffer from tobacco-related health disparities. An estimated 68.0- 80.0% of homeless adults are current cigarette smokers compared to 15.1% in the general population. The large gap in smoking rates suggests that current tobacco cessation programs designed to reduce smoking have little impact among individuals experiencing homelessness. The purpose...

JOURNAL NAME: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is an academic medical center that serves a large homeless patient population, many of whom have chronic and potentially life–limiting illnesses. Our emergency room sees approximately 50 homeless patients during an average 30–day period. Given the transitory patterns of this population as well as the complex needs, their healthcare goals and instructions are typically overlooked and or unknown. By educating...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Community Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

To describe the Medicaid costs associated with persons who are homeless or unstably housed. A retrospective secondary data analysis linked Medicaid recipient data with a statewide homeless management information system. A total of 19,950 persons received a housing service between 2012 and 2015 including 14,136 persons with Medicaid. Five of the most frequent diagnoses were substance abuse or mental health conditions in 42.83% of all diagnoses...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness and suicide are two issues that plague the U.S. veteran community. This research addresses the funding allocated toward veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the changing veteran homelessness as well as suicide incidences. Previous research has indicated that social programs can benefit veterans at high risk for suicide or homelessness. It is theorized that an increased budget for the Department of Veterans...

JOURNAL NAME: Health Education Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objectives

Food insecurity remains an issue for vulnerable populations in developed countries. The potential dietary and food security impacts of nutrition education programmes in Australia remain largely undocumented. This study investigated the impacts of an eight-session nutrition education programme delivered within community case management services for young people experiencing homelessness.

Design and setting

A qualitative case...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The problem of homelessness is more desasterious when it happened on older people because they are susceptible to social, economic, health and psychological problems. Previous literature in Ethiopia on older people were not give emphasis on older people homelessness. And homelessness on older people was hardly conducted in Ethiopia as compared to the western countries. Therefore, the overall aim of the study was describing the living...

JOURNAL NAME: CMAJ
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005
Abstract

Background: Women who are homeless during pregnancy may be exposed to poor nutrition, violence and substance use, yet the health status of their newborn infants has not been systematically evaluated. We undertook a study to provide preliminary estimates of the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes among Canadian women who are homeless or marginally housed during pregnancy, and the effect of concomitant substance use.

Methods: We...

ORGANIZATION: World Health Organization
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Reproductive and sexual health is fundamental to individuals, couples and families, and the social and economic development of communities and nations.

Concerned about the slow progress made in improving reproductive and sexual health over the past decade, and knowing that the international development goals would not be achieved without renewed commitment by the international community, the Fifty-fifth World Health Assembly adopted...

ORGANIZATION: City of Grand Prairie
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Alberta's 7 largest cities work together to track, compare and learn from our achievements in four key Housing First outcome areas. This report outlines what Grande Prairie accomplished in 2015-16.

ORGANIZATION: City of Grande Prairie
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In 2009 Grande Prairie adopted a Housing First approach to help people find housing, stabilize their lives, connect with the community and maintain housing long term. In the intervening years, over 1000 stories of people walking out of homelessness into a home have unfolded. Every person that has come into the Housing First program has shown courage, strength and resolve and we are fortunate to have been a part of their journey. Homeless...

ORGANIZATION: Point Source Youth
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Point Source Youth's first National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness convened 300+ stakeholders and 55 speakers—federal and city government officials and policymakers, nonprofit leaders, youth advocates, funders, and researchers in NYC to discuss innovative solutions to end youth homelessness. Presentations from the 2017 National Symposium to End Youth Homelessness are below.

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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Over centuries, menstruation has been seen as a dirty process, shrouded in secrecy and taboo. The stigma associated with menstruation continues across the globe today, with many women finding it embarrassing or difficult to talk about periods even to their family members or friends.

In some cultures, instances of ‘menstrual seclusion’ are common, where menstruating women are excluded from preparing food, using communal vessels and...

JOURNAL NAME: Am J Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
Abstract

Objectives. We investigated determinants of and disparities in reproductive health service use among young women in the United States from 2002 to 2008.

Methods. Using data on 4421 US women aged 15 to 24 years from the National Survey of Family Growth (2002, n = 2157; 2006–2008, n = 2264), we employed descriptive and univariate statistics and multivariate regression models to examine service use across women...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Family homelessness has been a persistent concern in the United States since the 1980s. (Bassuk, DeCandia, Beach, & Berman, 2014, pg. 9). Today, more than a third of the individuals experiencing homelessness live in families with children (Henry, Watt, Rosenthal, & Shivji, 2016). Members of families experiencing homelessness face many personal health risks. Adults in homeless families have elevated rates of HIV/AIDS and...

JOURNAL NAME: The Free Clinic Research Collective
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Prenatal care for the underserved is a national concern, especially among homeless women likely to experience barriers to care during pregnancy. Inadequate prenatal care confers increased risk for gestational complications and unfavorable postnatal outcomes, including prematurity and low birth weight. Yet while many studies delineate the prevalence and health consequences of inconsistent prenatal care in the homeless and underserved, few...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objective 

Understanding how to identify the social determinants of health from electronic health records (EHRs) could provide important insights to understand health or disease outcomes. We developed a methodology to capture 2 rare and severe social determinants of health, homelessness and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), from a large EHR repository.

Materials and Methods

We first constructed lexicons to capture homelessness and...

JOURNAL NAME: Urban Studies
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This critical commentary confronts and explores the – so far under-recognised and under-researched – emergent global crisis of urban housing affordability and affordable housing provision. This crisis results from the fact that housing-related household expenses are rising faster than salary and wage increases in many urban centres around the world; a situation triggered by at least three global post-Global Financial Crisis megatrends of...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

People experiencing mental illness and homelessness face numerous barriers to becoming housed. Service providers who work with this population also encounter challenges to meeting service users’ needs, yet their perspectives have been only minimally studied. Using survey data from a pan-Canadian study, this article explores the barriers and facilitators to fostering lasting change in housing and mental health according to 96 housing providers...

JOURNAL NAME: Archives of Sexual Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Familial responses to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young people’s identities range on a spectrum from rejection to acceptance and these reactions strongly impact family relationships and young adult well-being. Less is known, however, about how family members’ reactions may differ based on young people’s contexts of socioeconomic status. Through a qualitative, life course analysis of in-depth interview data from 46...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Purpose

Discrimination and disparity including increased rates of poverty, homelessness, and lack of access to healthcare, are well-documented in the transgender community. Despite high prevalence of low socioeconomic status (SES), limited health research focuses on this subset of the trans patient population. This study seeks to explore barriers and facilitators to care specific to low SES and homeless trans patients.

Methods

Using a...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Greater understanding of how residential stability affects child separation and reunification among homeless families can guide both child welfare and homeless policy and practice. This article draws upon two longitudinal studies examining services and housing for homeless families and their relationship to family and housing stability. Both studies were conducted in the same state at roughly the same time with similar instruments. The first...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness is a social and public policy concern. In the United States, homelessness is a problem with multiple and complex causes that include mental illness and the effects of physical, economic, and social conditions such as extreme poverty, exposure to the elements, mental and substance abuse disorders, malnutrition, and victimization. Transitional housing is a temporary option offered as a response to homelessness, recognizing that if...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This study explored the role of mental health and substance abuse problems on the suicidal ideation and suicide attempts of 156 homeless adults. The logistic regression results indicated that homeless adults with anxiety were significantly more likely than those without anxiety to have both suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Also, homeless adults with drug abuse were significantly more likely than those without drug abuse to have...

JOURNAL NAME: Studies in health technology and informatics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homeless women Veterans have a high prevalence of chronic mental and physical conditions that necessitate frequent healthcare visits, but travel burdens to specialty services may be overwhelming to navigate for this population, especially for those in rural settings. Access to specialty care is a key priority in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and understanding the geographic distribution and rural designation of this population in...

JOURNAL NAME: Trials
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

There is a critical need for objective data to guide effective health promotion and care for homeless populations. However, many investigators exclude homeless populations from clinical trials due to practical concerns about conducting research with this population. This report is based on our experience and lessons learned while conducting two large NIH-funded randomized controlled trials targeting smoking cessation among persons who are...

JOURNAL NAME: Studies in health technology and informatics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Efforts are underway to understand recent increases in emergency department (ED) use and to offer case management to those patients identified as high utilizers. Homeless Veterans are thought to use EDs for non-emergent conditions. This study identifies the highest users of ED services in the Department of Veterans Affairs and provides descriptive analyses of these Veterans, the diagnoses for which they were seen in the ED, and differences...

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