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RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This book is an effort to address LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and two-spirit) youth homelessness in both Canada & the U.S. It includes an examination of the identity-related structural barriers LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness face while accessing adequate services and transitioning out of homelessness, as well as program models that successfully address those barriers.

Each chapter...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Author K.D. Sanders is also a drummer who was raised in the Florida Keys. After graduating high school in 1987, he had dreams of becoming a rock star drummer. After a failed attempt in the South Florida area, he moved to San Francisco to live with his older brother. While there, he played in several bands but none brought him closer to rock stardom. One of the bands he was playing drums, decided to move to Los Angeles for a better chance of "...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Being homeless in one’s homeland is a colonial legacy for many Indigenous people in settler societies. The construction of Commonwealth nation-states from colonial settler societies depended on the dispossession of Indigenous peoples from their lands. The legacy of that dispossession and related attempts at assimilation that disrupted Indigenous practices, languages, and cultures—including patterns of housing and land use—can be seen today in...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Pandemic outbreaks pose a very real threat to the health of homeless individuals and to the security of the social infrastructure they often rely on for support. Pandemic Preparedness and Homelessness brings together the work of Canadian researchers to explore how our current responses to homelessness impact on the vulnerability of homeless populations in the event of a pandemic. During the 2009 and 2010 H1N1 influenza outbreak, a team of...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This book is the first to evaluate the organisation, behaviour and performance of six major East Asian real estate markets. It offers a unique analysis of the growth and transformation of the real estate sector across East Asia. The authors examine the interactions between volatility in the sector and the overall stability of the economy, in particular during the Asia financial crisis of 1997-98, and the global financial crisis of 2008-09....

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the “land of the free” become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America’s prison problem originated with the Reagan administration’s War on Drugs, Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This book was produced with strategic intentions: our goal is to leverage collective expertise to produce an evidence base that supports policy and government decision makers, community organizers, institutional leaders (e.g. managers and directors) and funders to conceptualize, plan for and implement coordinated efforts to end homelessness in Canada. We see efforts to coordinate services, policies and governance strategies as the critical...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Over the past thirty years, Motivational Interviewing (MI) has been used to elicit change in a wide range of behaviors. During an MI session, the counselor uses open-ended questions and reflections to elicit behavior modifying language. This language is referred to as "change talk" (CT). MI is usually conducted in one-to-one sessions. However, in many service delivery settings (such as drop-in centers for homeless youth), staff time and other...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015
Have you ever experienced homelessness? Would you like to create change by sharing some of your story? Would you like to tell people who make decisions, people who provide services to you and others who have experienced homelessness about what is and is not working?

These questions were posed to people with lived experiences of homelessness. Their responses are showcased in this book and provide a small window into what it means to be...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The need and demand  for clear scientific evidence to inform and support the health policy- making process are greater than ever. The field of the social determinants of health is perhaps the most complex and challenging of all. It is concerned with key aspects of people’s living and working circumstances and with their  lifestyles.It is concerned with the health implications of economic and social policies, as well as with the benefits that...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

In April 2001, the Prime Minister established the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada and gave me the privilege of serving as its sole Commissioner. My mandate was toreview medicare, engage Canadians in a national dialogue on its future, and make recommendations to enhance the system’s quality and sustainability. At the time, I promised Canadians that any recommendations I might eventually propose to strengthen this cherished...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

In April 2001, the Prime Minister established the Commission on the Future of Health Care

in Canada and gave me the privilege of serving as its sole Commissioner. My mandate was to

review medicare, engage Canadians in a national dialogue on its future, and make

recommendations to enhance the system’s quality and sustainability. At the time, I promised

Canadians that any recommendations I might eventually propose to...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Edited by Professors David Newhouse, Trent University, and Evelyn Peters, University of Saskatchewan, this volume is a collection of papers devoted to analyzing the realities of urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It is the first volume in a series of thematic publications of proceedings from the Aboriginal Policy Research Conference.

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Edited by Professors David Newhouse, Trent University, and Evelyn Peters, University of Saskatchewan, this volume is a collection of papers devoted to analyzing the realities of urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It is the first volume in a series of thematic publications of proceedings from the Aboriginal Policy Research Conference.

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Edited by Professors David Newhouse, Trent University, and Evelyn Peters, University of Saskatchewan, this volume is a collection of papers devoted to analyzing the realities of urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It is the first volume in a series of thematic publications of proceedings from the Aboriginal Policy Research Conference.

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

StreetCities charts the development of an alternative communal housing model for chronically homeless men and women in downtown Toronto. In her recounting of the stories and narratives of residents and staff at the original "StreetCity" and the second generation "Strachan House," Bridgman explores how living on the street (something often viewed as negative) has the potential to become a powerful emblem of community growth, tolerance, and...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

In this groundbreaking work, urban anthropologist Rae Bridgman, in careful and intimate detail, explores the perspectives of the women who work and live at Savard's, a unique shelter for homeless women. Bridgman uses the design and development of Savard's - a housing model developed by women for women - as an opportunity to document the project's original vision and what happened once it opened. There are few rules at Savard's. Women may come...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 1998

This report proposes and discusses the questions communities should consider before they use transitional housing to address homelessness. It also provides concrete recommendations for how to design and operate these programs. While some degree of housing stability is achieved in the short term, the authors say meaningful self-sufficiency takes longer. Many of the people the programs serve face multiple and deep-seated problems that will not...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Although a number of initiatives since 1998 have reasserted the importance of low intensity support services. Through the findings of a systematic literature review, this book aims to provide information that should be useful in the development of the most appropriate low level services.

Read the summary of this book.

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Increasingly, practitioners and policymakers are recognizing the overlap of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This overlap is evidenced by maltreated children who become juvenile delinquents, delinquent children who have histories of maltreatment, and families that have intergenerational histories with both systems. It is also evidenced by some administrative and operational realities, in that agencies face duplication of...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Prepared for Canadian Housing and Renewal Association by Steve Pomeroy, Focus Consulting Inc.

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

"Commissioned by ten leading charitites, the Inquiry into Preventing Youth Homelessness was established in mid-1995 to take a fresh look at the issue of homelessness amongst young people and make recommendations for preventative and remedial action"--Introduction.

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Youth-led organizing, a burgeoning movement that empowers young people while simultaneously enabling them to make substantive contributions to their communities, is increasingly receiving attention from scholars, activists, and the media. Melvin Delgado and Lee Staples, recognized leaders in social work macro practice and community organization, have produced the first comprehensive study of this dynamic field. Their well-organized book takes...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Publication Assesses the Harper Record on Housing.

The 2013-14 edition of How Ottawa Spends was released this week. This edition critically examines national politics, priorities, and policies with a close lens on Stephen Harper's Conservative party during the middle of their first term as a majority.

For the first time in recent years, the annual publication includes a chapter on housing, jointly authored by Steve Pomeroy...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

A Shelter is Not a Home ... Or Is It? — REVISITED, released January 2010, is an updated second edition of Dr. Ralph da Costa Nunez's much-lauded 2004 book that explores lessons learned and lessons forgotten on issues that drive family and child homelessness in New York City, and in other urban areas across the country. This revised work builds on the first edition in light of today's economic conditions, covering additional developments in...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Criminalising and penalising homeless people for carrying out life-sustaining activities in public because there is nowhere to go is a problem across the EU. Policies and measures, be they at a local, regional or national level, that impose criminal or administrative penalties on homeless people are counterproductive and often violates human rights.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner ...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Born in 1965 to an alcoholic, single mother, to this day the author Brenda Secor still at times struggles with memories of her past -- a past that includes abusive parents / foster parents, child predators, unsympathetic peers, and one particular vicious, psychopathic live-in partner. Brenda realizes that for the sake of her own daughter’s future the cycle must be broken. A new path must be chosen - a path that may not have been realized...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

Mental health practitioners are becoming increasingly aware that they are encountering a very large number of men and women who are survivors of sexual and physical abuse. This volume identifies the essential elements necessary for a system to begin to integrate an understanding about trauma into its core service programs. The fundamental elements of a trauma-informed system are identified and the necessary supports for bringing about system...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large. Trauma and Recovery...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Described as 'truly outstanding' by The New England Journal of Medicine and 'a gold standard for our field' by the American Journal of Psychiatry, the second edition of this flagship textbook has been extensively revised and updated to reflect progress and understanding in the field. Written by extremely well-known and highly regarded experts, it takes a patient-centered approach, presenting information on normal development and then the...

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