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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...

ORGANIZATION: Journal of Urban Affairs (2016)
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Abstract

Dr. Marr’s book takes a comparative approach to homelessness exits in Los Angeles and Tokyo. His multilevel theoretical model is essentially the mirror image of the multilevel models of the causes of homelessness, now widely accepted. People become homelessness because of the interaction of inequitably distributed markets in housing and work, through limited and failed social protections, and the mediation of these forces...

ORGANIZATION: International Journal of Housing Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Webb offers a new history of homelessness in America. Those tempted by the popular references to Billy Joel lyrics and the first Rambo film in the book’s opening pages should not be misled. This is a forensic account of how the idea of homelessness emerged and evolved in the USA from the 1890s to the present day. It draws on a mix of social and cultural theory, social commentary from journalists and activists, literature and myth to describe...

ORGANIZATION: Social Work Advance Access
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
ORGANIZATION: First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES)
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

THE PURPOSE OF THIS LITERATURE review and analysis is to determine how existing research on the structural drivers of First Nations child poverty can be effectively translated into pragmatic, community-based solutions. To answer this larger question, the review summarizes and analyses literature on the incidence and depth of poverty amongst First Nations children, and describes its causes and effects. To this end, Chapter 1 provides an...

ORGANIZATION: MacEwan University
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

“Leaving the Streets: Stories of Canadian Youth” is written by Jeff Karabanow, Alexa Carson, and Philip Clement, and is constructed from a compilation of interviews with 128 homeless youth and fifty providers of support services available to this marginalized population. The authors include excerpts from the interviews throughout the book, giving insight into the unique perspectives of those enmeshed in street culture. Karabanow et al....

ORGANIZATION: The Victoria & Tasmania Dementia Training Study Centre
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The area of homelessness and dementia is one of the Australian Government’s key priorities areas. The Victoria and Tasmania Dementia Training Study Centre (DTSC) has responsibility for exploring the issues related to dementia in homeless populations. The basis on which the Vic/Tas DTSC undertook this literature review was to explore the issues relating to dementia in homeless populations with a particular focus on the dementia education needs...

ORGANIZATION: Public Health Agency of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This literature review summarizes current knowledge about the relationship between family violence and homelessness. It begins by considering the categories of homelessness that have been identified in the literature, pointing out the difficulties that definitional problems pose to any attempt to gain an accurate estimate of the extent of homelessness in Canada.

ORGANIZATION: Children and Youth Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

This review outlines the scholarly evidence in relation to the following issues.

The causes and extent of children’s homelessness in Western Australia (and Australia), including pathways leading to family homelessness; The impact of homelessness on children’s near-term and long-term wellbeing; The service and support needs of children and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness; Strategic approaches and systems for providing...
ORGANIZATION: Joyette Consulting Services and Sherbourne Health Centre
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

When compared to the general population, people experiencing homelessness suffer from disproportionately poorer health, and they are consistently associated with more frequent use of hospitals and longer hospital stays. Complicating matters, health services are increasingly being provided on an outpatient basis and hospital stays are becoming shorter. While these individuals may not be ill enough for hospitalization, safe...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Introduction

Over the past 30 years, a substantial amount of research has been conducted to determine the effect of the mass media on the public’s belief systems. These studies have concluded that the media’s power to influence public perception and the degree to which people are exposed to media representations combine to make the mass media one of the most significant influences in developed societies.

In 2001, the...

ORGANIZATION: CMHC
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

Since homelessness was previously viewed as a male experience and problem, gender has not been a factor in much of the literature on this topic, but this is changing with the growing numbers of homeless women. This report is based on a review of the recent literature on women and homelessness, including the role of violence against women, health factors, and shelter provision. A brief overview of regional field reports on women’s homelessness...

ORGANIZATION: Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia, University of VIctoria
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

The aim of this project was to provide an initial evidence base and recommendations for development and implementation of policy and practice for including people experiencing homelessness as part of a community response to homelessness.

A scoping literature review was conducted focusing on homelessness and social exclusion/inclusion. Six themes emerged as central in understanding social exclusion and developing inclusionary policies...

ORGANIZATION: Halifax Regional Municipality, Planning and Development Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This report updates the 2003 Literature Review of Current Housing and Homelessness Research in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). The review covers information, published or issued between 1993 and 2004, deemed to be highly relevant to the HRM context. Various forms of research studies (working papers, white papers, plans, theses, internal studies and reports, evaluation reports, historical documents) constitute the literature review....

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This paper provides a synthesis of the emerging literature on the nexus between incarceration and homelessness. The authors explain how the increasing numbers of people leaving carceral institutions face an increased risk for homelessness and, conversely, how persons experiencing homelessness are vulnerable to incarceration. The authors review recent efforts to address reentry issues and review research results on studies of homelessness...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This paper provides a synthesis of the emerging literature on the nexus between incarceration and homelessness. The authors explain how the increasing numbers of people leaving carceral institutions face an increased risk for homelessness and, conversely, how persons experiencing homelessness are vulnerable to incarceration. The authors review recent efforts to address reentry issues and review research results on studies of homelessness...

ORGANIZATION: Policy Horizons Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

This literature review confirms a lack of knowledge about education, employment, and income support among homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless. Although there are numerous examples of research in the United States on job preparation, skill development, special employment arrangements, income support programs, and access to education, there is very little written on these topics in Canada.

ORGANIZATION: Centre for Research on Children and Families, McGill University
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Homelessness is a significant social phenomenon in Canada. The currently available body of research presents varied and often conflicting views with regards to effective intervention strategies for homeless populations. The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the contemporary discourse surrounding homelessness in Canada as well as available models for addressing the is sue. More specifically, this paper will focus on implications for...

ORGANIZATION: YWCA Sudbury; YWCA Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

An informative review of the current literature conducted for the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative focusing on the history and impact of abuse on Aboriginal women in the Sudbury area and highlighting needs and gaps. Provides background information including the history of Aboriginal women and the impact of colonization, examines the challenges for women who experience violence, mental health, addiction and homelessness, and reviews the...

ORGANIZATION: SAMHSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

In this first of many HRC reviews of books, films, and music about homelessness, Jeff Olivet reviews The Soloist by Steve Lopez (Berkley Books, 2008). Lopez, a columnist for the LA Times, meets and befriends Nathaniel Ayers, a musician living with schizophrenia on the streets of LA. Through the course of the months and years that begin to unfold, Lopez explores “a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music.”

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ORGANIZATION: Metropolis British Columbia, Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

In the early part of the 21st century, Canada's largest urban areas, including the City of Vancouver and its satellite suburbs, continue to experience dramatic demographic, economic, and cultural changes as a consequence of immigration. Canada and British Columbia, in fact, have been shaped and defined by immigration. In recent decades, however, changes in federal immigration policies have resulted in more heterogeneous immigrant flows than...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

This article discusses Homelessness and Mental Health: Psycho-social Factors Relating to Homelessness in Canada. Homelessness has become an acute social problem in Canada. The homeless population is steadily increasing. There are a number of psychosocial factors and conditions associated with homelessness. Mental illness and addiction issues have bidirectional impact on homelessness.  The definitions of homelessness vary significantly across...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Libraries are responsible for providing equal service to all users, though not all users have the same information needs, making equal service a tough endeavor. Librarians should carefully learn about their community when planning programs and services so that users have relevant information available to them at their local library. One user group in particular, however, requires special attention, as their information needs are very...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The paper provides a synthesis of research on the integration of immigrants in the Canadian labour market, with an emphasis on the trend toward declining immigrant employment success in recent decades. The review includes research from several social science disciplines, and concludes with a discussion of analytic problems, gaps in knowledge, and emerging research priorities from a policy perspective.

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

London, like Ontario, is embarking on a formal poverty reduction strategy. Poverty levels in Ontario and London, as measured by low-income, are of significant concern: Ontario is known as the “child poverty capital of Canada” with a before-tax low-income rate of 17%. The low-income rate for children in London is higher than Ontario’s at 20%. Children and youth in London are more likely than any other age group to live with low-income. London’...

ORGANIZATION: Social Data Research Limited
RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

The following literature review focused on obtaining information of use in the preparation and administration of a wellness needs assessment survey in Ottawa's GLBT communities. The purpose of the literature review was to find information that would help establish "what to ask, how to ask, and who to ask" in conducting the needs assessment. Specifically information was sought on:

1) other surveys of wellness needs and strengths within...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Background: Persons impacted by homelessness or housing instability often suffer from serious infectious and chronic conditions. Objectives: The systematic review examined the intersection between homelessness, STIs, risk factors, and existing prevention/intervention evidence. Methods: Peer reviewed articles (N=251) published 2000-2011 related to sexual health risk, outcomes and homelessness were identified. 77 articles met a five...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population in North America. This review brings together the literature on the topic of LGBTQ youth homelessness and provides a comprehensive overview of the unique needs of this population, as well as gaps and barriers to support. The review culminates in recommendations for support services and further research on this topic....

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This report presents the research evidence on the links between financial exclusion and homelessness. Friends Provident and the London Housing Foundation commissioned the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York to conduct a review that would both examine the nature and impact of financial exclusion on homeless people, as well as the range of interventions that are presently used to address this financial exclusion and the extent...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

This paper outlines how psychological factors related to traumatic experience and personality disorder are associated with chronic homelessness. It reports a systematic review of the literature detailing which strongly supports the conclusion that psychological disorders strongly predict homelessness and provides indicative evidence that psychological interventions can improve the life chances of homeless people. It concludes that additional...

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