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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
OVERVIEW

There is a growing number of Australians experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, impacting on around 22,000 people in Victoria on any given day. Homelessness is often concentrated in inner city areas, and in the 2016 homelessness Registry Week survey undertaken in Melbournea there were 161 people sleeping rough. Homeless services in Melbourne and around the country are increasingly struggling to meet demand, compounded by the...

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 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...

ORGANIZATION: Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive Summary Background  Finding affordable housing on and off-campus is becoming increasingly difficult for postsecondary students in Victoria, British Columbia. Lack of affordable housing has far-reaching impacts for both individual health and wellness and society. Methodology The intent of this study was to explore the experiences of students as they relate to rising housing costs in Victoria and beyond. Specifically, we wanted to...
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...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
The Need for Supportive Housing

The provision of safe and secure housing has been identified as a key factor in supporting the success of teen families (Corlyon & Stock, 2011). When parents and their children lack access to safe, secure, and affordable housing, families can become stuck in a cycle of poverty, with negative implications for healthy child development (Graham & McDermott, 2006). Teen parents often struggle to attain...

ORGANIZATION: Old Strathcona Community Mapping and Planning Committee
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This document accompanies the final report for Youth Bans: Policy, Implementation, and the Perspectives of Youth and Stakeholders. This community-based participatory research project responded to a need identified by local service providers to investigate the banning of youth who are homeless or without secure and adequate housing, as many youth indicate confusion about their bans. This environmental scan reviewed relevant local policies...

ORGANIZATION: The Old Strathcona Community Mapping and Planning Committee (OSCMAP)
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This 2015-2017 community-based participatory research study responds to a need identified by service providers to investigate the banning of youth who are homeless or without secure and adequate housing. For this project, “banning” refers to the practice of formally informing a person they must leave an area, service, or property, and not return for a specified amount of time. Previous research has examined the banning of activities...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Outline of rent assistance available in Manitoba. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The Poverty Report attempts to provide a comprehensive image of what poverty is in Brandon. Given the existing work and research that is being done in the community, Statistics Canada, and many other organizations, there is no shortage of quality information on poverty and its indicators in Brandon. However, no one report has yet to cohesively amalgamate this...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Homelessness partnering strategy plan for implementing Housing First in Brandon. 

ORGANIZATION: Best Start Resource Centre
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This manual is a reference for service providers working with families living in poverty who have children under age six. These families face many challenges as a result of living in poverty and often turn to service providers for support in the navigation of these challenges and for needed services.

In order to be effective in their work, it is important that all service providers who work with families living in poverty:...

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...

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...

RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This paper begins by setting the 2016-2019 Action Plan for Preventing Homelessness in Finland, hereafter the ‘Action Plan’, in the context of the wider Finnish homelessness strategy. Following a summary of the Action Plan, the paper then undertakes a critical analysis of the preventative approach being taken, considering the strengths of the Finnish approach and the challenges that exist in reducing Finnish homelessness. The paper concludes...

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