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JOURNAL NAME: Practicing Anthropology: Winter
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Rather than the streets, the focus of this article will be upon other spaces in the city that homeless individuals occupy. Within a context of the purported punitive or revanchist city, the paper examines a seemingly more accommodating, social welfare response to homelessness—“spaces of care”—enacted by frontline workers who interact with homeless individuals in one mostly volunteer-run day center in Brighton, United Kingdom (Cloke et al,...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Family Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

There is mounting evidence that maternal executive function (EF) plays a critical role in parenting behavior. However, the majority of the research on this topic has been conducted in low-risk samples. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether individual differences in maternal EF are associated with parenting behavior in the high-risk, high adversity context of family homelessness. The study included 94 mothers and their...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of School of Nursing
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Objective:

Analyzing statements of health professionals from a Street Clinic regarding care of a homeless population with tuberculosis.

Method:

This is a qualitative research, conducted in the central region of São Paulo at three basic health units in the period of November to December 2014. A semi-structured interview guideline was implemented for data collection and all interviews were recorded using a digital recorder.

Results...
RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This research was designed to examine the impact of attachment and emotion regulation on health risk taking behaviors among homeless youth. Furthermore, the aim of this study was to identify factors that may lead to risk taking behaviors in order to help in supporting better and more effective services for homeless youth.

The hypothesis of this dissertation was as follows; homeless youth will show greater peer attachment than parent...

JOURNAL NAME: Middle Grades Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Middle school students who belong to marginalized identity groups often experience alienation and isolation. These feelings are compounded for multi-marginalized students who experience social homelessness–a term Harrison (2015) uses to describe students who appear to be accepted in one or more social categories but, because of his or her competing identities, is unable to fully participate in the life of the social group without hiding a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This chapter examines the plight of homeless peoples in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a consequence of their enmeshment in a new logic of urban governance being effected by city officials and municipal planners. I argue that the widespread adoption of free market economics has produced conditions of globalized urban entrepreneurialism from which Phnom Penh is clearly not exempt. The (re)production of cultural spectacles, enterprise zones,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homelessness has been a problem in the United States as early as the 1700s and kinship care networks provided emergency shelters and assistance to victims, neighbors, and family members. Previous studies on homelessness have focused primarily on the causes and effects of the phenomenon or on people who were not able to work due to mental or physical disabilities. The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to explore and...

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

Parents and children experiencing an episode of homelessness face a variety of adverse factors that can increase their risk of difficult relationships and even child maltreatment. Parent support programs have been suggested as one way to strengthen parent-child relationships and decrease risk of child maltreatment for this vulnerable population, but such programs have not been rigorously evaluated. This study was designed to...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Context

Over a million individuals in the United States experience homelessness annually and homeless individuals die at a higher rate than domiciled peers. Homeless individuals often have unique experiences at the end of life (EOL).

Objectives

This study examined the symptoms experienced by homeless individuals nearing the EOL and explored social background, attitudes and experiences.

Methods

Investigators conducted surveys of...

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

Promoting early literacy is one of the most important ways for caregivers to set their children up for success later in life. Homeless youth are at a marked increase risk for decreased literacy compared to their peers. The goal of this project is to assess the feasibility of a medical-student based educational intervention to increase early literacy awareness among homeless mothers of young children.

Methods:

Two medical...

JOURNAL NAME: City and Community
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In “US Public Housing Transformations and the Housing Publics Lost in Transition,” Deirdre Oakley and James Fraser argue for a critical rethinking of contemporary housing policy and its reliance on the dominant sociological arguments that undergird it. The focus on addressing concentrated urban poverty, which has been the principal stated rationale driving public housing reform policies for the past two decades, Oakley and Fraser maintain,...

ORGANIZATION: The Jama Network
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Addressing the medical issues of homeless people is the health equity challenge of our time. The most recent US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report on homelessness, published in 2015, estimated that about 564 000 homeless people in the United States live in shelters and on the streets. This figure, based on a point-in-time...

JOURNAL NAME: City and Community
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The central theme of the article “Lost in Transition” is that public housing policy is dominated by a misplaced emphasis on mixed-income revitalization of traditional housing developments. Furthermore, under the influence of neoliberal scholarship and policy, an incorrect assumption has been formulated that the private market can best deliver housing services to low-income families. The authors note that such policies are an outgrowth of...

ORGANIZATION: Crisis UK
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This report exposes is the shocking and unacceptable levels of abuse and violence rough sleepers have to endure on top of the already desperate position they find themselves in. Over three quarters of those surveyed in the last year have suffered violence or abuse. Many have been hit or kicked deliberately, almost half threatened with violence and over half verbally abused. Equally shocking and worrying is that the majority of experiences of...

ORGANIZATION: IPPR North
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

People who are single and homeless face an uphill struggle to secure the support and services they need in order to move into a permanent and stable home. In the absence of these services, many find their only option is to move into unsupported temporary accommodation, a form of insecure housing which may consist of a private hostel, bed and breakfast, emergency or temporary accommodation. 

This report explains how the current...

ORGANIZATION: The United States Conference of Mayors, National Alliance to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The U.S Conference of Mayors’ Report on Homelessness and Hunger serves as a measure of the housing and food needs of the most vulnerable citizens in U.S. cities. It is intended to serve as a reference for policy makers and journalists on the extent of and solutions to hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities.

This report presents the number and characteristics of people experiencing homelessness and hunger in cities across the United...

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

Advance care planning is relevant for homeless individuals because they experience high rates of morbidity and mortality. The impact of advance directive interventions on hospital care of homeless individuals has not been studied. The objective of this study was to determine if homeless individuals who complete an advance directive through a shelter-based intervention are more likely to have information from their advance directive documented...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Family break-up is common in families experiencing homelessness. This paper examines the extent of separations of children from parents and of partners from each other and whether housing and service interventions reduced separations and their precursors among 1857 families across 12 sites who participated in the Family Options Study. Families in shelters were randomized to offers of one of three interventions: permanent housing subsidies...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Studies in Nursing
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Purpose:

This pilot study aims to identify factors associated to roofless own health self-perception.

Design:

Cross-sectional study with a sample of homeless people (n=68) who come for help to one of the homeless service centers founded by a non-profit organization. Socio-demographic characteristics, years living on streets, unhealthy habits, chronic morbidity, basic needs and self-reported physical and mental health were described. To...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Law and Society
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Youth without housing experience more regulation and conflict with criminal justice than their housed counterparts. Using in-depth qualitative interviews with fifty-one young people, we focus on how efforts to move away from homelessness towards long-term housing stability are impacted by conflict with law, a term referring to a broad range of experiences with various authorities in the legal system, social services, shelters, etc. Our paper...

ORGANIZATION: Symbolic Interaction
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Leslie Irvine aptly builds a sociological understanding of the importance of human/animal interaction in her book, My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals. In her previous articles and books, she broadened symbolic interactionism to encompass the animal mind and self, extended analytic perspectives on animals to include theoretical issues of social structure, and examined the plight of animals in disasters as a window into...

JOURNAL NAME: Am J Orthopsychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Research has neglected the potential role of perceived parental control as a moderator between stressful life events (SLEs) and child-internalizing symptoms. Using secondary data from the Early Risers "Skills for Success" Program (August, Realmuto, Hektner, & Bloomquist, 2001), this study examined the impact of perceived parental control on the association between SLEs and child internalizing symptoms in formerly homeless families. The...

JOURNAL NAME: Oxford Journals
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background. 

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an epidemic that disproportionately affects those removed from the healthcare system. These populations include intravenous drug users (IVDU), incarcerated persons, and the homeless. In addition to screening in a variety of clinical settings, testing in non-clinical, community settings is necessary to identify all cases of HCV infection.

Methods. 

This study describes rapid HCV testing...

JOURNAL NAME: Poverty in the United States
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Substance use and abuse is a significant public health problem for women. Challenges of addiction are exacerbated for women living in poverty. Through our discussions with women in HPTN 064, we revealed that substance use (both drugs and alcohol) was consistently identified as a pervasive problem in their lives. Women described how drugs were ubiquitous in most aspects of their lives—from the environmental/neighborhood level to their social,...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Many low-income Latina adolescent mothers face instability in their housing circumstances, which has implications for their long-term prospects and that of their children. This study used longitudinal, ethnographic data from Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three City Study to explore experiences of low-income, Latina adolescent mothers (N = 15) with unstable housing who primarily rely on their families or the families of their significant...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homelessness has become one of the largest and most intractable problems of modernity. The State of Hawai‘i, like many other areas in the United States, has large numbers of homeless individuals and families who seek support through the many shelters and services available in the state. This mixed methods study was interested in exploring if there is identifiable diversity in how individuals and families tend to move through Hawai‘i’s...

JOURNAL NAME: Poverty in the United States
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Low-income women face myriad challenges in maintaining good psychological well-being and receiving mental health treatment. Women living in poverty in the USA experience extremely high rates of mental illness, particularly depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared with the general population. The stress of having highly constrained financial resources, as well as increased exposure to personal and...

JOURNAL NAME: Poverty in the United States
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Location, quality, and reliability of housing are associated with physical and mental health. Financial resources (or lack thereof) and availability of affordable housing may restrict housing choice and mobility. Women, and unmarried women with children in particular, experience greater poverty rates than other groups, and, as a result, are particularly vulnerable to the ill effects of precarious housing conditions. This chapter explores...

ORGANIZATION: Institute of Labor Economics
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In this paper we use confidential-use Census and administrative data to produce the first national estimates of excess mortality, institutionalization and homelessness for the largest Indigenous population in Canada from the ages of 5 to 64. We identify mortality rates at least twice the Canadian average and find exceptionally high mortality rates for young Indigenous women and girls – up to four times the Canadian average at certain ages. We...

JOURNAL NAME: Handbook of Missing Persons
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Using data from published self-reports and the results from the Missing Persons Project (MPP), this chapter analyzes conduct problems among runaway and homeless youth. In this analysis, the prevalence, risk factors, comorbid conditions, impact, and treatment of conduct problems among runaway and homeless young people are presented.

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