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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Financial Therapy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Economic stress exacts many social and psychological costs on the quality of individual and family life. This study examined the relationships between objective economic stressors, personal and social coping resources, and financial strain. Two waves of data from the National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH) were used to examine variations in the cultural utilization patterns of coping resources among whites (n=4,943), blacks...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homeless young adults exhibit high rates of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and sexual risk behaviors. This study is a secondary analysis of data collected in a randomized clinical trial of AWARE, a new 4 session group motivational interviewing intervention. AWARE mainly focused on alcohol use and sexual risk behavior given focus group feedback. We used sequential coding to analyze how the group process affected both AOD use and sexual risk...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In 2009, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) set a goal to end veteran homelessness by 2015. Since then there has been a 36% reduction in homelessness due, in part, to the VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. These services include the receipt of home-based services to the veterans’ home. However, safety concerns and the threat of violence toward health care workers remain problematic in non-institutional care settings. This article...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objective

The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) program has been shown to increase access to Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits among homeless adults. However, little empirical data exist on how or for whom SOAR achieves successful application outcomes. This study investigated applicant and application characteristics associated with disability application outcomes among homeless adults...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homeless young women become pregnant at exceptionally high rates, and such pregnancies often pose serious emotional, social, and physical health concerns. Perhaps surprisingly, many homeless youth intentionally seek to become pregnant or involved in pregnancy, as pregnancy and parenthood are viewed as conduits toward accessing social services and meaningful social connections to others that this group often lacks. However, most prevention...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Federal real property is on GAO’s high risk list partly because some agencies, like VA, have large amounts of underutilized or vacant space. In an effort to develop some of these unneeded properties, VA has worked with private partners to convert its unneeded space into supportive housing for veterans and other purposes using EULs.

Congress included a provision in statute for GAO to review VA’s EUL program. This report examines: 1) VA’...

ORGANIZATION: Zillow Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The relationship between housing costs and homelessness has important implications for the way that city and county governments respond to increasing homeless populations. Though many analyses in the public policy literature have examined inter-community variation in homelessness rates to identify causal mechanisms of homelessness (Byrne et al., 2013; Lee et al., 2003; Fargo et al., 2013), few studies have examined time-varying homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: BMC Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Housing is a key determinant of the poor health of Aboriginal Australians. Most Aboriginal people live in cities and large towns, yet research into housing conditions has largely focused on those living in remote areas. This paper measures the prevalence of housing problems amongst participants in a study of urban Aboriginal families in New South Wales, Australia, and examines the relationship between tenure type and exposure to...

JOURNAL NAME: Girlhood Studies
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In this article, based on research I conducted in Western Canada, I discuss the significance of the emerging influence of social media on the overrepresentation of Indigenous girls in sexually exploitative situations. In interviews I conducted with Indigenous sexual exploitation survivors and intervention staff I found that social media is being used to recruit Indigenous girls and keep them exploited in three distinct ways: targeting girls...

JOURNAL NAME: Revista Gaucha de Enfermagem
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objective

To discover the generators of disruptions in social support networks and identify the everyday life and projects of life of homeless people.

Method

Ethnographic study conducted between 2012 and 2013 in Ribeirão Preto -SP, Brazil. The participants were fifteen homeless people. Data were collected through video-recorded interviews addressing histories of life and a field diary. Data analysis was based on Habermas' Theory of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The goal of this research is to understand how work (both formal and informal) is situated within the lives of homeless youth and how this intersect is affected by peer networks and relationships developed on the streets. This research aims to increase understanding on whether homelessness and formal work are compatible through highlighting the everyday challenges that affect homeless youth in their struggles to successfully transition off...

JOURNAL NAME: Dimensions in Health: A Sample of Rural and Global Health Issues
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

No segment of America’s vulnerable population is as invisible as are the rural homeless. This invisibility, along with other factors, has contributed heavily to this group’s social neglect. Society’s mental image of the homeless is set in an urban context, overwhelmingly represented by unemployed, disheveled men who inhabit street corners or freeway off-ramps. When asked about the homeless, the public conjures up visions of these men going...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In 2002, the Indianapolis Housing Task Force published the Blueprint to End Homelessness, an ambitious 10-year strategy to end homelessness in Indianapolis by 2012. The Blueprint called for regular reports and evaluation of progress toward the Blueprint’s goals. The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP), charged with moving the Blueprint forward, has completed its own annual Community Progress Reports for 2009, 2010,...

JOURNAL NAME: Windsor Reiew. Legal & Social Issues
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This paper addresses recent developments in case law surrounding the recognition of a right to housing under section 7 of the Charter. I argue that for a right to housing to be guaranteed, section 7 interpretations must be expanded in scope to be beyond criminal law. Additionally, section 7 must be expanded to include positive rights. Reviewing the trajectory of Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decisions, I find there is room for optimism on...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Each year approximately 700,000 individuals return home from state prisons in the United States and an additional 9 million are released from county jails and more than ten percent of those coming in and out of prisons and jails are homeless in the months preceding their incarceration (Council on State Governments, 2016). Being homeless, unstably housed, or living in a high crime neighborhood all heighten someone’s risk of reoffending (...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; A Way Home Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

With the release of Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey (2016), we now have robust national data on youth homelessness for the first time in Canada. The research findings on the relationship between youth homelessness and child welfare involvement are unsettling:

57.8% of youth experiencing homelessness reported some type of involvement with child protection...
ORGANIZATION: A Way Home Canada, The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

With the release of Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey (2016), we now have robust national data on the links between youth homelessness and child welfare involvement. Without a Home, conducted by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness in partnership with A Way Home Canada, surveyed 1,103 youth experiencing homelessness across Canada. Youth in 42 different...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Pour un meilleur accès au logement des femmes victimes de violences

Chaque année, 216 000 femmes sont victimes de violences de la part de leur conjoint.

Le 8 mars 2017, à l’occasion de la journée internationale des droits des femmes, une circulaire a été signée pour accorder aux femmes victimes de violences un accès prioritaire à un logement social, et leur éviter si possible le recours à un hébergement temporaire.

Dans la...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Housing instability (inability to pay rent, frequent moves, moving in with others/doubling up, eviction, or homelessness) is common among low-income households and is linked with a host of negative outcomes for families and children. As rents have risen and wages have not kept pace, housing affordability has declined over the last 15 years, increasing rates of housing instability. Yet, to date, no research has examined whether the Earned...

JOURNAL NAME: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

A systematic review of the literature was conducted to investigate suicidal self-directed violence and homelessness among US military veterans, and identify existing suicide prevention strategies. In November 2015, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycInfo, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Google, and Google Scholar were searched. Articles published since 1990 investigating self-directed violence among homeless veterans were identified. Data were...

JOURNAL NAME: Substance Abuse
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Homeless Veterans often have addictions and comorbidities that complicate utilization of longitudinal healthcare services, such as primary care. An understanding of experiences of Veterans enrolled in a Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT) may improve addiction treatment engagement in these settings. We aimed to describe H-PACT Veterans' experiences with substance use (SU), substance use recovery (SUR), and substance use...

JOURNAL NAME: CMAJ Open
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Limited evidence on the costs of homelessness in Canada is available. We estimated the average annual costs, in total and by cost category, that homeless people with mental illness engender from the perspective of society. We also identified individual characteristics associated with higher costs.

Methods

As part of the At Home/Chez Soi trial of Housing First for homeless people with mental illness, 990 participants were...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This dissertation consists of an introductory chapter; three quantitative papers, all using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study; and a discussion chapter. Chapter Two, “For us or the children: Exploring the association between coparenting trajectories and parental commitment,” is situated in commitment theory and estimates latent growth curves. Findings suggest that coparenting relationships among unmarried parents are...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

A longitudinal randomized controlled trial tested whether access to permanent housing reduces child maltreatment among inadequately housed families under investigation for child abuse and neglect. The study followed homeless and child welfare-involved families randomly assigned to receive a referral for housing subsidies plus housing case management (n = 75, 196 children) or housing case management alone (n = 75, 186 children). Latent growth...

JOURNAL NAME: Child Development
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

A multimethod, multi-informant design was used to examine links among sociodemographic risk, family adversity, parenting quality, and child adjustment in families experiencing homelessness. Participants were 245 homeless parents (Mage = 31.0, 63.6% African American) and their 4- to 6-year-old children (48.6% male). Path analyses revealed unique associations by risk domain: Higher sociodemographic risk predicted more externalizing behavior and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In the United States, homelessness is often connected to traumatic events such as domestic violence, job loss, or post incarceration experiences, frequently resulting in substance use disorders, medical issues, and related mental illnesses. Although researchers have considered how homelessness and social service interventions affect sexual and gender minority youth, they have not adequately studied the causes and effects of homelessness among...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This qualitative Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) study explored the subjectivity of the phenomenon of homelessness among women with children. The study examined the perceived critical incidents homeless women with children ascribe to their homelessness alongside the perceptions held regarding the accessibility of available resources and recommendations by which to improve access to available resources. The study’s aim was to...

JOURNAL NAME: Human Rights International Research Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homeless in their homeland is a dilemma with which Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) continue to live for decades. Unlike refugees they neither cross the borders nor seek asylum outside their countries. Further, the IDPs continue to seek protection from the very states which through their policies create situation of forced migration leading to displacement in subsequent years. This paper under the theme of interdisciplinary perspective on...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Social History
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The rapid growth in homelessness beginning in the late 1970s posed one of the greatest social and political challenges for metropolitan America in the 1980s. This was especially the case in New York City, which had the largest homeless population of any city in the country. This article examines how a fledgling advocacy movement in New York pushed local policymakers to respond to this new urban crisis. It focuses especially on the efforts by...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Neurotrauma
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

We characterized traumatic brain injury (TBI) and studied its associations with mental and physical health in a community cohort of homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals. Methods: Detailed mental and physical health structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, and multimodal MRI were performed on 283 participants. Two traumatic brain injury (TBI) participant groups were defined for primary analyses: those with a self-reported...

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