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JOURNAL NAME: Mental Health Weekly
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The article presents information on a study regarding homeless youth. According to Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, studies suggest that comprehensive intervention reduces substance abuse and improve mental health. 180 youth aging between 14 and 22 were studied and reduction in depression scores and drug and alcohol abuse was noticed in the studies. (Harvard Library)

JOURNAL NAME: Early Child Development & Care
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The purpose of the present study was to compare the understanding of conventional time concepts by urban preschool children reared in poverty with that of their peers not raised in poverty. The questionnaire used in this study was based on the original work of Ames. Thirty-six children ranging in age from three to five years of age participated in the study. Twelve attended a Head Start program for homeless children, 12 lived in low-income...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The article reports on cities' response to the rising demand for emergency food assistance and shelter in the U.S. The U.S. Conference of Mayors' (USCM) Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness is working with members of Congress to increase funding for Community Development Block Grants and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Emergency Shelter Grants that can be used for housing and other services. (Harvard...

JOURNAL NAME: Mental Health Weekly
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The article reports on the announcement of California officials regarding its plan to provide funds from its Proposition 63 tax to construct 10, 000 new housing units for homeless mentally-ill people in January 2007. The plan depicts the first major initiative to give forth from funds raised by the Proposition 63, which is also known as the Mental Health Services Act. It aims to leverage the funds with other funding sources and to find...

JOURNAL NAME: The Christian Science Monitor
RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This article reports on the U.S. National-Point-In-Time Survey, which took place in January 2007, and references the role of this count in the efforts of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

JOURNAL NAME: Social Justice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

WITH THE RECENT PASSAGE OF WELFARE REFORMS IN 2006 AS A LITTLE-DISCUSSED element of a federal budget bill, welfare policy in the United States has moved ever closer to universal workfare.1 Even before the more sweeping reforms of 1996, Bob Jessop described an emerging "workfare regime" that was replacing the welfare state in the industrialized democracies. The latter's logic of protecting citizens from the fortunes of the market was being...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Studies of intimate partner violence (IPV) and work have been primarily conducted with women in low-wage low-status (LWLS) positions, as much of this research has focused on poverty, welfare, and homelessness. Although women in LWLS positions represent a large percentage of working women in the United States, it is also important to investigate experiences of women in high-wage high-status (HWHS) positions because a growing number of women...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Objectives. Little is known about the health status of those who are newly homeless. We sought to describe the health status and health care use of new clients of homeless shelters and observe changes in these health indicators over the study period. Methods. We conducted a longitudinal study of 445 individuals from their entry into the homeless shelter system through the subsequent 18 months. Results. Disease was prevalent in the newly...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Allegheny Initiative for Mental Health Integration for the Homeless (AIM-HIGH) was a 3-year urban initiative in Pennsylvania that sought to enhance integration and coordination of medical and behavioral services for homeless persons through system-, provider-, and client-level interventions. On a system level, AIM-HIGH established partnerships between several key medical and behavioral health agencies. On a provider level, AIM-HIGH...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Presented in this paper are the results of a qualitative analysis of the narratives of 208 homeless youth interviewed on streets and in agencies in New York City and Toronto. The interviews focused on the participants' stories about their struggles to survive and negotiate meaningful and healthy lives in coming to the streets, living on the streets, and finding ways off the streets. Analysis of the narratives revealed shifts in the youths'...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Quarterly
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Public support payments may facilitate exit from homelessness for persons with mental illness. We examined data from 10,641 homeless veterans contacted from October 1, 1995 to September 30, 2002 in a collaborative outreach program designed to facilitate access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits. Those who were awarded benefits (22% of contacted veterans) were more likely to report disability, poor to fair self-rated...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Urban Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The objective of this analysis was to assess the mortality rate and risk factors in adults, with substance dependence, who are not receiving primary medical care (PC). Date and cause of death were identified using the National Death Index data and death certificates for 470 adults without PC over a period of almost 4 years after detailed clinical assessment after detoxification. Factors associated with risk of mortality were determined using...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The theory of planned behaviour, social identity theory and attitudes toward institutional authority were used to predict the uptake of outreach services over a 3-week period in a prospective study of 126 homeless people in a major UK city. Consistent with previous research, subjective norm was an important predictor, but so were identification with support services and attitudes to authority. The effect of intention on behaviour was...

JOURNAL NAME: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Carrying hundreds of patient files in a suitcase makes medical street outreach to the homeless clumsy and difficult. Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston (HHH) began a case study under the assumption that tracking patient information with a personal digital assistant (PDA) would greatly simplify the process. Equipping clinicians with custom-designed software loaded onto Palm V Handheld Computers (palmOne, Inc, Milpitas, CA), Healthcare for the...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

In 1998, 48% of persons who had HIV testing at publicly funded sites in the United States failed to return for test results and posttest counseling. Opportunities for timely HIV therapy were lost; valuable resources were wasted. This study tested the hypothesis that rapid HIV testing enables a high percentage of high-risk outreach clients to learn their serostatus. We did on-site counseling and rapid HIV testing at community-based...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Outreach is a treatment modality for engaging underserved populations in health care. Nowhere is outreach more relevant than in delivering services to homeless persons with mental illness. Programs providing outreach to homeless people have been in existence for at least two decades and a craft has developed naturalistically. However, there has been insufficient formal examination of factors that influence the effectiveness of outreach and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This curriculum is designed to be used by any person or program involved in reaching out to people experiencing homelessness. Parts of the curriculum are specifically oriented to those working in federally-funded Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) projects throughout the United States. The intent of this curriculum is to help workers gain a fuller understanding and appreciation for outreach work. There is no set formula, but it is hoped that...

JOURNAL NAME: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The purpose of the Informing Neighborhood Health project is to facilitate access to electronic health information resources at select community faith-based clinics. The project partners Texas Woman's University, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, and five community faith-based clinics located in Houston, Texas, that primarily serve the homeless and working poor. The clinics include San Jose Clinic, Good Neighbor...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

The objective of this study was to evaluate a medical outreach program that targets unstably housed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- infected individuals. One hundred sixty-one cross-sectional interviews were conducted prior to and after establishing a medical outreach program in single room occupancy hotels. Participants' mean age was 42 years; 58% were men, 95% minority, and 59% active substance users. The postintervention group was...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Two studies involved structured interviews with 203 homeless people to examine the impact of sociodemographic variables, prior behavior, and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) variables, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intention, on uptake of outreach services. Study 1 was conducted in London, and Study 2 involved a comparable sample in New York. In line with previous research, the psychological variables...

JOURNAL NAME: Public Health and Primary Care Unit
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This study attempted to elucidate the meaning of hope as it occurred in the lived experience of seven homeless people residing in a cold weather shelter and to identify strategies that are used to maintain hope. It adopted a hermeneutic, phenomenological method and produced an emerging theory comprised of five key themes. These were: expectancy with hope experienced as future imagined reality, a way out of present difficulties and concretely...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health appointed 15 subcommittees to<br/>assist in its review of the Nation’s mental health service delivery system. The full<br/>Commission appointed a Chair for each subcommittee. Several other Commissioners served on each subcommittee, and selected national experts provided advice and support. The experts prepared initial discussion papers that outlined key issues...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health appointed 15 subcommittees to<br/>assist in its review of the Nation’s mental health service delivery system. The full<br/>Commission appointed a Chair for each subcommittee. Several other Commissioners served on each subcommittee, and selected national experts provided advice and support. The experts prepared initial discussion papers that outlined key issues...

JOURNAL NAME: Archives of General Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Background: While disparities in access to care are well documented, little is known about the quality of mental health care received by racial and ethnic minorities. We examined the quality of mental health care received by elderly enrollees in Medicare+Choice plans. Methods: An observational study was performed using individual-level Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set data. From 4182 to 5 016 028 individuals 65 years or older...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The true extent of the affordable housing crisis in America has not been made explicit because it is usually measured by the number of households that have housing problems. Households are composed of individual people. When all the people who live in households with housing problems are counted, we learn that the affordable housing crisis affects far more people than some other social problems that get more media and political attention. (...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the rates and predictors of HIV testing and receipt of results among homeless adults with serious mental illness in the initial 3-month period after contact with a community-based case management program. Method: Baseline and follow-up interview data came from clients (N=5,890) in the Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports program, and 18-site, 5-year federally...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

This report presents tabulations on people enumerated at emergency and transitional shelters – that is, at emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness; shelters for children who are runaways, neglected, or without conventional housing; transitional shelters for people without conventional housing; and hotels and motels used to provide shelter for people without conventional housing. It does not include people enumerated at...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This guide was written to assure that individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring impairments that meet Social Security disability criteria receive Federal disability assistance under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The guide focuses on the complex issues involved in documenting impairments that co-occur with substance use disorders — particularly for...

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