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JOURNAL NAME: Acta Psychiatrica Scandaniavica
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Objective: To describe the intervention effects of supplying homeless individuals with permanent housing. Method: In a prospective study, 109 male and 20 female homeless individuals were assessed at baseline and at 1- and 3-year follow-up concerning mental illness (SCID-I), psychopathology, global assessment of functioning, emotional lability and alcohol consumption. Results: A high proportion (86%) of the individuals was able to maintain...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This annual report assesses homelessness in New York City. In 2006, there has been record increase in the number of homeless people spending the night in shelters, particularly families and children. The authors include an action plan, with emphasis on improving "Housing Stability Plus," the city's new homeless rent subsidy program.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

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 Florida (68,369). Forty-six percent of California's total homeless...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

According to SAMHSA's Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), more than 175,300 admissions to substance abuse treatment in 2004 were homeless at time of admission. The admissions who were homeless comprised 13% of all admissions for which living arrangements were recorded; an increase from 10% TEDS admissions reported to be homeless in 2000.

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

As part of a new health promotion campaign, the Uniformed Services University (a branch of the US Military, this factsheet for providers, first responder, leader or manager of disaster operations, describes an evidenced-based approach for helping victims with symptoms such as traumatic stress disorder, cope in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

JOURNAL NAME: Pediatrics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The purpose of this work was to evaluate the cognitive and socialemotional consequences in a general population of primary school children affected by the firework disaster in Enschede, the Netherlands, on May 13, 2000. The explosions caused tremendous damage in the surrounding neighborhood. Twenty-two people immediately died and 1000 were injured. METHODS. This retrospective study assessed school performance and social-emotional...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

This monograph discusses beliefs about the causes of homelessness, and how advocacy is shaped by those beliefs. The author examines the general topic of how people understand the causes of the behavior and circumstances of others, which, he argues, have been ignored too long by advocates. In this article, some literature on this social attribution theory is introduced, and its applications for practicing advocates is considered. The...

JOURNAL NAME: Community Mental Health Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Many mental health systems are trying to promote the adoption of what has come to be known as evidence-based practices while incorporating a recovery vision into the services they provide. Unfortunately, much of the existing, published, research on evidence-based practices was conceived without an understanding of the recovery vision and/or implemented prior to the emergence of the recovery vision. As result, evidence-based practice research...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

We envision a future when everyone with a mental illness will recover, a future when mental illnesses can be prevented or cured, a future when mental illnesses are detected early, and a future when everyone with a mental illness at any stage of life has access to effective treatment and supports - essentials for living, working, learning, and participating fully in the community. (New Freedom Commission)

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