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JOURNAL NAME: Pediatric Annals
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

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JOURNAL NAME: Harm Reduction Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

As part of larger systematic review to examine the effectiveness of integrated programs for mothers with substance abuse issues, we performed a systematic review of studies published from 1990 to 2011 with data on parenting outcomes. (Authors)

JOURNAL NAME: The Magazine of FEANTSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

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JOURNAL NAME: The Canadian Geographer
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

A growing number of geographers seek to communicate their research to audiences beyond the academy. Community-based and participatory action research models have been developed, in part, with this goal in mind. Yet despite many promising developments in the way research is conducted and disseminated, researchers continue to seek methods to better reflect the “culture and context” of the communities with whom they work. During my doctoral...

JOURNAL NAME: The Magazine of FEANTSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

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JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Objective: Persons with psychiatric disabilities are at greater risk for medical comorbidity, and prior research suggests these persons may underutilize health services. In response, this study examined the impact of engagement in psychiatric rehabilitation services, including case management, on utilization of general health services among persons with psychiatric disabilities engaged in supported housing, while controlling for demographic...

JOURNAL NAME: Social &amp; Cultural Geography
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

This paper uses a ‘grounded’ governmentality framework to examine the political and personal significance of a novel therapeutic intervention targeting chronically homeless individuals with severe alcohol problems. The paper is based on a qualitative case study of ‘Mountainview,’ a residential facility combining medical care and social services with an ‘alcohol management’ program. Drawing on the experiences of program staff and residents, as...

JOURNAL NAME: Culture and Organization
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

This paper reports on discursive justifications of homeless service institutions in the USA, illustrating a conceptualization of service founded on economic logics of industry and the marketplace. Emerging from ethnographic data, we found that homeless service administrators utilized economic logics of justification to legitimize the exclusion of the street homeless by framing delivery within western notions of fair exchange and efficient...

JOURNAL NAME: The Irish Medical Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

This study aimed to establish a profile of users of the mental health service for homeless in Cork, comparing this group with those attending a General Adult Service. The homeless group were significantly more likely to be male (89% v 46%), unemployed (96% v 68%), unmarried (98% v 75%) and under 65 (94% v 83%). Diagnostically, there was a significantly higher prevalence of schizophrenia (50% v 34%); personality disorder (37% v 11%) and...

JOURNAL NAME: The American Journal on Addictions
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

This cross-sectional hepatitis health promotion study (N = 156) was designed to identify correlates of cocaine and methamphetamine use among young, homeless persons living in Los Angeles County. Structured questionnaires were administered at baseline to assess sociodemographic characteristics, drug history, and social support. Unadjusted analysis showed that older age, having a history of incarceration, injection drug use (IDU), 10 or more...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Social Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

The experience of homelessness not only affects physical health, but can also constrain access to required health care. In a number of European countries, national strategies to tackle homelessness have sought to deliver integrated solutions across housing, health and other social policy areas. This article examines approaches to meeting the health care needs of homeless people in relation to such strategies, drawing upon recent research in...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Human service nonprofits have historically played an important role in advocating on behalf of the vulnerable populations that they serve. Growth in privatization has led many scholars and practitioners to wonder if increased dependence on government funds would compromise this role. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between government funding and advocacy participation, goals, and tactics through a qualitative...

JOURNAL NAME: International Social Security Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

This article considers the implementation of a universal basic income, a neglected area in basic income research. We identify and examine three important practical bottlenecks that may prevent a basic income scheme from attaining the universal reach desired and proclaimed by its advocates: i) maintaining a population-wide cadaster of eligible claimants ensuring full takeup; ii) instituting robust modalities of payment that reach all intended...

JOURNAL NAME: Theory Into Practice - Special Issue: Qualitative Research in the 21st Century
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

This article considers how narrative constructs could be used to strengthen the writing process. The authors outline the narratological devices of plot, point of view, authorial distance, and character, and examine how these concepts can be used when writing with qualitative data. Narratological tools equip the researcher to selectively manage the presentation of data to tell an appropriate story. As part of the research process, scholars...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Poverty remains a fact of life for many people in Calgary who are struggling with inadequate incomes to meet their basic needs. Those living in poverty include working families, children, and seniors. When people lack the income necessary to meet their basic needs they are often forced to make difficult choices between things that most people take for granted. This can lead to compromising the amount or quality of food purchased, living in...

ORGANIZATION: CMHC
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

As a component of its product suite, CMHC Market Analysis produces an annual Northern Housing Report. This report focuses on the new home construction market, existing home market, and rental markets in Whitehorse, Yellowknife, and Iqaluit.

ORGANIZATION: Fraser Institute: Fraser Forum
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Prior to 1992, the conventional way of measuring poverty in Canada was in terms of “relative” deprivation. You are poor, in this sense, if you are less well off than most others in your community regardless of your actual standard of living. In 1989, the Canadian Council on Social Development estimated that about one in four Canadian children was poor using their (relative) poverty line (Ross and Shillington, 1989: 37).

In 1992,...

ORGANIZATION: Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Builders use a detailed blueprint to guide them from a good idea to a finished structure. That’s the idea behind the Blueprint to End Homelessness in Toronto.Our blueprint starts with the foundation of more than 30 years of detailed research and reports on housing and homelessness in Toronto by governments, academics and community groups. It is a rich accumulation of material that has been largely shelved and ignored to date. The blueprint...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

In the fall and winter of 2006, McCreary Centre Society collaborated with a number of community organizations and youth to conduct a survey of marginalized and streetinvolved youth in nine communities across the province. We wanted to hear from youth about their lives and their needs, in order to help communities improve programs and services. One of the unexpected fi ndings of the research was that 54% of the youth surveyed across B.C....

JOURNAL NAME: Med Humanities
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Toronto Youth Street Stories is an innovative, web-based storytelling project that was conducted with homeless youths in Toronto. As a collaborative knowledge dissemination initiative, the project engaged youthful participants, authors, community mentors, youth service agencies and university-based researchers. Over 50 youths were encouraged to express their personal perspectives through author-led, creative writing workshops, resulting in...

JOURNAL NAME: Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

This article presents a qualitative analysis of the artistic expression of homeless youths, accompanied by examples of drawings and poetry gathered from youths in New York City and Toronto. The impacts of various forms of marginalization and the meanings youths give their work are examined. These meanings include art as being transformative, self-exploratory, communicative, and a redirection of emotional energy into an artistic medium and...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist. Serano shares her experiences and observations both pre- and post-transition to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well...

JOURNAL NAME: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Astory: On a breezy afternoon one April I met with “Samantha,” a student in an undergraduate course on literature and disability, to talk about her paper on cultural images of burn survivors. After showing me her draft, she remained, eager to talk about issues of disability and visibility, about her own experience as a person who appears “normal” until one looks closely enough to see the scars on her jaw and neck, the puckered skin that...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Juvenile Justice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

This study identifies mental health and situational predictors of arrest history among homeless youth in four U.S. cities. Using convenience sampling, we recruited 188 homeless youths from shelters, drop-in centers, and street outreach using similar methods. The youths, aged 18–24, came from Los Angeles, California (n = 50), Denver, Colorado (n = 50), New Orleans, Louisiana (n = 50), and St. Louis, Missouri (n = 38). General strain theory...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Background: A disproportionate number of New York City’s (NYC) approximately 40,000 homeless are people living with HIV (PLWH). HIV partner services (PS) relies on phone calls, home visits, and letters to reach clients, strategies that are challenging among the homeless. Outcomes for PS may be worse among homeless than non-homeless PLWH. Objectives: Compare HIV PS outcomes among homeless and non-homeless PLWH. Methods: Since 2006,...

JOURNAL NAME: Families in Society
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

This study examines categories of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and service use backgrounds among a convenience sample of people experiencing homelessness (N = 224), using logistic regression analysis (n = 174) and descriptive and comparative analyses. Eighty-seven percent reported at least 1 of 10 ACEs prior to age 18. Over half (53.2%) reported 4 or more ACEs. Approximately half reported parental loss, emotional neglect, living with...

JOURNAL NAME: Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

See Page 2-19 for the article. Abstract The experiences of transwomen who are homeless are examined, focusing on the consequences of the profound marginalisation that they experience in their everyday lives and the support that they provide to each other as a form of survival. This study was part of a larger community-based, arts-based research project, Coming Together: Homeless Women, Housing and Social Support, which explored how transwomen...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various cultural responses to it, in all regions of the world: a masterful, engaged, and wholly relevant study that traces the political and social emancipation of a culture. The book is the first English translation of Dictionnaire de L'Homophobie, published in...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Gay &amp; Lesbian Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

This paper describes the development of Supporting Our Youth, an innovative grassroots program that builds community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgender youth in Toronto. Hundreds of adults and youth have worked together to develop a broad range of arts, cultural, recreational, and employment training activities, as well as a very popular mentoring and housing program. Initiated in 1997, Supporting Our Youth has been...

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