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PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

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RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

The challenges of comprehensive service delivery to adolescents with serious emotional disturbances making the transition to the adult service system stem from the need to coordinate several large systems of care: mental health, education, and rehabilitation. This article describes a program designed to address these multiple needs using a community-based psychosocial rehabilitation context combined with supported employment services....

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1991

This chapter discusses twelve principles that have guided the development of a large, inner-city, assertive outreach program. The program serves clients who are at high risk for hospitalization and homelessness. (Author)

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RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1992

The Homeless Emergency Liaison Project (Project HELP) teams conduct psychiatric assessments of homeless mentally ill people who live on the streets, in parks, in transportation terminals, and in other unorthodox places. Thousands of assessments are conducted every year, only 10% of which result in hospitalization. In this chapter, we focus on the methods used to conduct these street assessments with special emphasis on the subset of patients...

JOURNAL NAME: In Harris, H.S., Maloney, D.C., Rother, F.M. (eds.) Human Services: Contemporary Issues and Trends. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2004.
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

It is always crucial to keep abreast of the latest trends in one's field, especially by reading perspectives by noted authorities. This book offers just that. An ideal book for human services professionals who are interested in remaining up-to-date on the Human Services Movement, this book includes topics of great relevance to today's society. This book introduces, defines and analyzes the Human Services Movement. With articles...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

[Entire Book:] This collection of essays addresses the lack of shelter--one of the most basic elements of human adaptation--now experienced by many Americans. Based on the presupposition that shelter is a basic human right in the world's richest, most advanced nation, the authors of these essays look more closely than others have yet done at the causes of the current low-income housing crisis and homelessness. Ten anthropologists and a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1992

One service component essential for the maintenance of a comprehensive and integrated system of community care services for the chronically mentally ill is the interdisciplinary mobile crisis intervention and outreach team. This chapter describes the goals and characteristics of outreach intervention models, in particular the Homeless Emergency Liaison Project (HELP), established in New York City in the early 1980s. Project HELP emphasizes...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

For more than a decade, American psychiatrists and other mental health professionals and service providers have worked to understand homelessness as it affects people with serious mental illness. In this chapter, the authors outline the current state of practice in this field in order to provide a context for the description of innovative new programs. The chapter covers topics including the extent of the problem; responding to the need of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1991

Emergency psychiatric evaluation on the street with access to hospital-based medical or psychiatric services is described as effective in bringing many of the most disaffiliated homeless mentally ill persons back into the mental health and social service systems. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

[Entire Book:] Mental Health Policy and Practice Today is the only textbook available in recent years that reflects the dynamic nature of mental health practice in today's rapidly changing society. This book begins with an overview of societal and cost issues related to mental health problems, including the formats now used for mental health delivery and the public planning and agencies involved. It then focuses on the expanding base of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

[Entire Book:] The number of homeless people in America has continued to grow at an alarming rate since the 1970s. Yet many members of the general public still have far more questions than answers about the magnitude and implications of this complex social problem and the reasons for its persistence. Now the answers can be found in Homelessness in America, the most current, comprehensive, and authoritative volume available on this subject....

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

This chapter reports on a project for the homeless who have mental illness that did not receive continuing funding for the proposed third year of operation. The Cincinnati Project operated for three years, from January 1991 through December 1993, and received funding for two of those years. Funding was discontinued at the recommendation of the site visit team from the National Institute of Mental Health. Funding was terminated based on two...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

Severe mental illness is defined in terms of psychosocial development and attention is given to the socio-economic forces in these patients' lives. The difficulties faced by the young, severely mentally ill persons in the United States is discussed and data regarding prevalence and treatment strategies are outlined with implications for individual and family therapy modalities. Programs with a wide range of psychosocial, vocational and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Table of Contents: Foreword: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey. Editors' Introduction: Stephen L. Isaacs and David C. Colby. Acknowledgments. 1. Improving Quality of Care (Carolyn Newbergh). 2. Health Services Research (David C. Colby). 3. Reducing Teenage Pregnancy (Will Bunch). 4. The Smoke-Free Families Program (Fen Montaigne). 5. The Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Partnership of Larimer County, Colorado (Paul Brodeur). 6. The...

JOURNAL NAME: In Smith, E.M., Ferrari, J.R. (eds.), Diversity Within the Homeless Population: Implications for Int
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

This chapter focuses on the implementation of services-enriched housing and provides an in-depth look at the structure and operation of case management in the Homeless Families Program, the largest demonstration of services-enriched housing for homeless families to date. The Homeless Families Program was designed to assist nine cities in the development of community-wide systems of comprehensive services for homeless families, and provided...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

This chapter explores aspects of municipal and federal government policy that contribute to squatting in the public housing projects of a large mid-Atlantic city. The “Mid-Atlantic Redevelopment and Housing Authority” (MARHA) – a pseudonym – is the agency responsible for constructing and managing “Mid-Atlantic City’s” public housing. It is bound by the basic HUD requirement of providing “decent, safe, and sanitary” shelter for people who...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

Rapidly growing numbers of mentally ill homeless present a significant challenge for care- givers everywhere. A practical guide to assist individuals starting programs to address the needs of this population, Mentally Ill and Homeless presents six research demonstration projects arising from the Federal McKinney Homelessness Act. Internationally recognized contributors from across the mental health disciplines assemble to present solutions....

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

An increasing number of families are becoming homeless, often as a result of domestic violence, which leaves women and their school age children without homes. This multidisciplinary volume is the first to look at the variety of problems encountered by this group and to propose strategies for managing those problems. The contributors to this book provide evidence that homeless children often have more acute problems and needs than other...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

[Entire Book:] This collection of essays addresses the lack of shelter--one of the most basic elements of human adaptation--now experienced by many Americans. Based on the presupposition that shelter is a basic human right in the world's richest, most advanced nation, the authors of these essays look more closely than others have yet done at the causes of the current low-income housing crisis and homelessness. Ten anthropologists and a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

[Entire Book:] With the emerging international consensus towards community care of the mentally ill, there comes a growing need for meaningful evaluation of services. Redressing the current lack of guidance this book describes how to do mental health service research. It comprehensively reviews the most recent developments in research design, method and measurement at the level of both whole service systems and individual programmes within...

JOURNAL NAME: In Fosburg, L.B., Dennis, D.L. (eds.), Practical Lessons: The 1998 National Symposium on Homelessnes
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

Homelessness among youth in the U.S. is disturbingly common, with an estimated annual prevalence of at least 5 percent for those ages 12 to 17. Although homeless youth appear throughout the nation, they are most visible in major cities. Rigorous research on this special population is sparse, making it difficult to capture an accurate and complete picture. Despite its limitations, recent research describes homeless youth as a large and diverse...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

[Entire Book:] With the emerging international consensus towards community care of the mentally ill, there comes a growing need for meaningful evaluation of services. Redressing the current lack of guidance this book describes how to do mental health service research. It comprehensively reviews the most recent developments in research design, method and measurement at the level of both whole service systems and individual programmes within...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

The thought of ending youth homelessness can feel like an impossible task given the overwhelming scope of the problem and its apparent complexity. However, a lot is known about effectively responding to youth homelessness. In this concluding chapter, we will focus on the role of prevention. And by prevention, we mean doing what we can to stop young people from becoming homeless in the first place, and when this is not possible, to ensure that...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

The primary goal of this research project is to identify patterns related to homelessness among Caribbean youth between the ages of 15 and 25, and to advance policy proposals that would alter these pathways. This chapter examines the research literature on homelessness in Canada generally, and on youth homelessness specifically, in order to learn about the racialized dimensions of youth homelessness in Canada. The term “racialization” is used...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

The childhood favourite, “Where’s Waldo?” can teach us a lot about youth homelessness. The first lesson is that in public spaces we are nearly always seen, even when we do not want to be. Homeless youth understand this, trying to blend into the background at certain times, while drawing attention to themselves at others. The second lesson is that where one stands largely determines whether one will be seen. In some places and spaces favoured...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

This chapter raises awareness about the connections between the ongoing homelessness crisis within the Indigenous youth population in Toronto, Ontario and their past and present involvement with the child welfare system. Information within the chapter comes from four separate research projects that investigated youth and homelessness and the circumstances under which they left their homes, food security, poverty and mothering under the watch...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

This chapter begins to address the complex issue of LGBTQ youth homelessness and provides initial findings from an ongoing qualitative (narrative-based) study exploring the specific changes needed for Toronto’s shelter system to become safer, more accessible, and more supportive of LGBTQ youth who are homeless. Core findings discussed in this chapter include: shelter staff’s perceptions of homophobia and transphobia in the shelter system, and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

This article explores the ways in which homeless youth have become subject to various forms of legal, social and moral regulation. Shaped by the current political climate, this article examines how interventions targeting homeless youth have evolved, placing increased emphasis upon individual responsibility, accountability and self-discipline. It is argued that while law enforcement continues to regulate the behaviours of youth, the role of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Drawing on the author’s own research, this chapter explores the multiple factors that influence street youth in Canada to become involved in illegal activities. The chapter looks at how background factors, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, have a long term impact on street youth’s actions while on the street, and how homelessness and street life itself contribute to criminal conduct, not only as a means of survival, but to help...

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