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JOURNAL NAME: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE STUDIES
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract 

The campaign to end poverty by 2030, as advocated by the World Bank, has multifaceted components. Food security and abject poverty have received more attention; however, little attention has been focused on housing insecurity. This is important, especially given the fact that it is widely acknowledged that housing satiates an essential human need for physical security, dignity and prosperity, among other things. Housing, for some...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Experimental Criminology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018


Abstract Objective

To evaluate the effect of emergency winter homeless shelters on property crimes in the nearby communities.

Methods

Every winter between 2009 and 2016, the City of Vancouver, Canada opened shelters to protect the homeless from harsh winter conditions. The city opened 19 shelters, but only five to nine of them were open in any one winter. Using the variation in timing and...

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

Abstract:

 Part of Te Matapihi's role in housing is to champion the rights of our pani me te rawakore, to identify gaps in policy development and service provision, and to amplify the voices and experiences of individuals and organisations experiencing or responding to housing issues. The absence of good quality data is a persistent issue, hindering policies from being appropriately targeted to the specific needs of minority groups, such...
JOURNAL NAME: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Background An identified unmet need for people who are homeless in Torbay to access end of life care services and hospice provision. Also identifying the end of life training needs of the workforce supporting homeless people across Torbay.

Aim To connect with homeless workforces to enable them to identify those individuals who would benefit from access to end of life care services and support.

Methods To...

JOURNAL NAME: Sociology Compass
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Studies of homelessness and health date back to at least the 1970s. The current paper presents a summary on the state of the literature on homelessness and health since the onset of Housing First initiatives. Housing First initiatives represent a change in the previously used model used by social services providers and government agencies from recovery first to housing first, a recognition that homeless people should be housed before...

JOURNAL NAME: Educational Researcher
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Students and families experience homelessness and high mobility (HHM) in vastly different ways. Yet, popular media, academic scholars, and practitioners often overlook this diversity. Building on a 2012 special issue...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017


Abstract

In the aftermath of disasters, reestablishing housing is fundamental for individual, household, and community level recovery. For many households, the process can be characterized as multi-staged from sheltering, to temporary housing, and finally permanent housing with some bouncing back and forth between sheltering and temporary housing. For others, the transition can be as simple as obtaining rental housing...

JOURNAL NAME: Educational Researcher
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Abstract

Students and families experience homelessness and high mobility (HHM) in vastly different ways. Yet, popular media, academic scholars, and practitioners often overlook this diversity. Building on a 2012 special issue of Educational Researcher, I discuss recent research that highlights the heterogeneity of HHM student and families. In particular, I focus on the ways in which residential space (e.g., shelter,...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Background: Homelessness is associated with enormous health inequalities, including shorter life expectancy, higher morbidity and greater usage of acute hospital services. Viewed through the lens of social determinants, homelessness is a key driver of poor health, but homelessness itself results from accumulated adverse social and economic conditions. Indeed, in people who are homeless, the social determinants of homelessness and...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Drug Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract Background

Several studies suggest that U.S. state-level legalization of cannabis for medical purposes may be associated with reductions in opioid use; yet its relationship with stimulant use, particularly in high-risk populations like unstably housed women, has received less attention. The purpose of this study was to estimate independent associations between medical and non-medical use of cannabis and use of stimulants and opioids...

JOURNAL NAME: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017


Abstract Background

Although the initiation of injection drug use has been well characterized among at-risk youth, factors that support or impede cessation of injection drug use have received less attention. We sought to identify socioeconomic factors associated with cessation of injection drug use among street-involved youth.

Methods

From September 2005 to May 2015, data were collected from the...

JOURNAL NAME: Chronic Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Summary

Canada is a geographically large, high-income country with a population of approximately 35 million. Canada’s population is ethnically diverse and is growing annually due to strong immigration policies. Canadians enjoy a health system that is based on the principle of universality and is made up of a series of socialized health plans that differ by the province where a person lives. In addition, a person who lives in Canada (e.g.,...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal For Innovative Research In Multidisciplinary Field
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

This study examines the effect of frequent school and home mobility on the academic achievement of homeless children and the possible responses of society, governments, and schools to ensure long-term success and achievement of homeless children. Furthermore, it examines the problem of homeless children in the classroom and describes research-based solutions to address barriers and improve the chances for academic success. In a...

JOURNAL NAME: British Dental Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

The UK charity Crisis originated in 1967 as a response to the increasing numbers of homeless people in London, and the first Crisis at Christmas event for rough sleepers was established in 1971. Since then, Crisis has provided numerous services over the Christmas period to the most vulnerable members of society. One of these is the Crisis at Christmas Dental Service (CCDS) which provides emergency and routine dental care from 23–29...

JOURNAL NAME: Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

This paper examines the issue of poverty among people with serious mental illness (SMI), positioning it as a key issue to be confronted by community mental health systems and practitioners. The paper reviews three perspectives on poverty, considering how each sheds light on poverty among people with SMI, and their implications for action: (a) monetary resources, (b) basic needs, and (c) capabilities. The paper argues that community...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Family Issues
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Homelessness has consequences for families, including risk of deterioration in the health of their members, disruption of family dynamics, and separation of parents and children. This study used qualitative interviews to explore pathways into and perceived consequences of homelessness among 18 families living in an emergency family shelter system in Canada. Findings showed that families’ experiences prior to their homelessness...

JOURNAL NAME: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Homeless youth represent a chronically vulnerable segment of society whose mental health needs, despite their acuity and complexity, are often unmet. This article describes the development and implementation of a pilot mental health group intervention, the Housing Outreach Project–Collaborative Wellness and Mindfulness Group, for young people in their first year of transitioning from homelessness/precarious...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
ABSTRACT

Objective: Emotion regulation and social processes that longitudinally predict depressive symptom change have not yet been investigated as mechanisms of change within a residential treatment context for homeless veterans with substance use issues. Methods: A longitudinal data analysis of 186 homeless veterans enrolled in a six-month residential rehabilitation and addiction treatment program was conducted to investigate the role...

JOURNAL NAME: The Lancet
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Summary Background

Inclusion health focuses on people in extremely poor health due to poverty, marginalisation, and multimorbidity. We aimed to review morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion: homeless populations, individuals with ...

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

A significant amount of attention has been paid to the experiences of young people who have spent time in foster care. Policies and programs have focused on providing independent living services to youth currently in care and services to those who were formerly in foster care but are living independently. The...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Student-Run Clinics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Background: We evaluated the Reach Out and Read program in a student-run clinic serving homeless women and children. Objectives were to improve documentation of book delivery and provision of anticipatory guidance in electronic health records (EHRs) and determine changes in student managers’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards pediatric literacy.
Methods: We evaluated eligible pediatric visits (N=201) and compared the...

JOURNAL NAME: National Drugs Library
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Objectives: To determine the proportion of those that are homeless attending the Mater Misericordiae Hospital's (MUH) psychiatric service, including those presenting to accident and emergency who were homeless, and to compare the homeless group with the non-homeless so as to obtain a profile of this group. Methods: All adults over 16, referred for psychiatric assessment, attending A&E were included, as were those attending outpatient...

JOURNAL NAME: BMJ Open
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Introduction
People who are homeless often experience poor hospital discharge arrangements, reflecting ongoing care and housing needs. Specialist integrated homeless health and care provision (SIHHC) schemes have been developed and implemented to facilitate the safe and timely discharge of homeless patients from hospital. Our study aims to investigate the health outcomes of patients who were homeless and seen by a selection of SIHHC...

JOURNAL NAME: Environmental Criminology: Spatial Analysis and Regional Issues
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

This is a demographical exploration of a wide variety of topics, which are as follows: gender, race, age, employment, substance abuse, mental illness, physical illness, veteran status, government assistance, physical & sexual abuse, hunger, and space. All of these topics were explored in conjuncture to ascertain who the homeless are. To explore this topic, data from LAHSA (Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority)...

JOURNAL NAME: Nursing Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background 

Homeless female ex-offenders (homeless female offenders) exiting jail and prison are at a critical juncture during reentry and transitioning into the community setting.

Objective 

The purpose of the study was to compare the effect of a dialectical behavioral therapy-case management (DBT-CM) program with a health promotion (HP) program on achieving drug and alcohol abstinence among female parolees/probationers residing in...

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

Singapore is a country that prides itself on providing cheap affordable public housing for its citizens. Nonetheless, the increased visibility of older people sleeping rough in public spaces has led to a contentious debate in recent years about why they are becoming homeless. The article first examines this debate from the different interpretations offered by the government, the national print media and local internet blogs and forums....

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

Housing instability poses a challenge for the positive developmental trajectories of youth. Nevertheless, youth possess the knowledge, fortitude and resiliency to meet the needs and challenges of navigating housing instability. Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) methods coupled with Social Justice Youth Development (SJYD) were utilized with 6 youth experiencing housing instability accessing educational, life skill, and...

JOURNAL NAME: Parity
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Not all women who experience housing stress or need homelessness services are (or will identify as) 'escaping domestic violence', but all are affected by being women in a society with entrenched patterns of women being subjected to violence of various kinds. They may also have ongoing impacts from experiences of violence throughout their life-course. Conversely, not all women trying to build lives free of violence need or want...

JOURNAL NAME: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract BACKGROUND:

The number of homeless people in Germany is increasing. Studies from multiple countries have shown that most homeless people suffer from mental illnesses that require treatment. Accurate figures on the prevalence of mental illness among the homeless in Germany can help improve care structures for this vulnerable group.

METHODS:

We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis on the prevalence of mental...

JOURNAL NAME: Deutsches Ärzteblatt international
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract BACKGROUND:

The homeless are often in poor health, and their risk of premature death is three to four times that of the general population. This article is intended to provide an overview of the medical care of the homeless in Germany.

METHODS:

We selectively reviewed pertinent scientific and non-scientific publications from the years 2000-2017 that were retrieved from PubMed, from the reports of the German Homeless Aid...

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