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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed the Strategic Action Plan on Homelessness to outline a set of goals and strategies that will guide the Department’s activities related to homelessness over the next several years. This strategic action plan serves as the next iteration of the strategic action plan released in 2003, Ending Chronic Homelessness: Strategies for Action, which outlined the Department’s strategy for...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

OBJECTIVES: We analyzed whether a method for identifying latent trajectories--latent class growth analysis (LCGA)--was useful for understanding outcomes for individuals subject to an intervention. METHODS: We used LCGA to reanalyze data from a published study of mentally ill homeless men in a critical time intervention (CTI) program. In that study, 96 men leaving a shelter's on-site psychiatric program were randomly assigned to...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Dual Diagnosis, the second volume in the Key Readings in Addiction Psychiatry Series, broadly illuminates the nature, presentation, evaluation and treatment of persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Selected from high quality, peer-reviewed journals, the presented articles are authored by some of the most eminent researchers in their respective fields. The reader will come away with up-to-date, evidence-based...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Recently, there has been increased interest in consumer-provided mental health services. Two models have been proposed: One emphasizing full independence from professional services, and one in which consumers work within the mental health system. In this paper we describe Vet-to-Vet, a consumer-professional partnership model in which consumer services are embedded in a mental health system. We describe the advantages of this approach and...

JOURNAL NAME: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The impact of organizational and individual factors on outcomes of care were assessed for 424 adult consumers with chronic mental illness who were receiving services from one of 14 Community Mental Health Organizations (CMHOs) in Colorado over a 30-month period, as part of a larger statewide evaluation of the impact of Medicaid capitation on mental health services. Data on organizational culture and climate were aggregated from surveys of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Each State or Territory that receives Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) funds has a State PATH Contact who provides oversight to the program's local implementation. Among other activities, State PATH Contacts identify topics that are of special interest to the PATH program and select workgroups to study these topics in depth. In early 2003, the PATH Consumer Involvement Workgroup, under the leadership of...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of assertive community treatment in the rehabilitation of homeless persons with severe mental illness using a meta-analysis.

METHOD: A structured literature search identified studies for review. Inclusion criteria were the use of an assertive community treatment-based rehabilitation treatment in an experimental or quasi-experimental model, exclusive treatment of...

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

This resource provides the abstract and link to a study which examines the implementation process for supported employment programs amongst homeless veterans with either mental health or substance abuse diagnoses.

OBJECTIVE: There has been growing interest in the dissemination of supported employment, but few studies have used a control group to examine the benefits of multisite dissemination efforts for clients or have addressed the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This study explores the historical dynamics of homeless advocacy in Philadelphia from 1981 to 2003. It is both a history of the politics of homelessness in Philadelphia and a comparative ethnography of two homeless service provider organizations in which fieldwork was conducted from May 2002 to September 2003. One central theoretical issue addressed in this study is the effect of contracting on third sector organizations. I employ a...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

In this ethnographic study of a mental health service agency staffed by “consumers,” or fellow “recipients” of services for serious mental illness, the concept of community narrative provides the framework for examining how such an agency preserves its consumer identity while providing services dictated by the established service system. Locating the agency's narrative in its “origins tale,” analysis revealed five principles comprising...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The authors present three ethical arguments to address the controversy of mandatory community treatment: rights-based versus beneficence, utilitarian, and communitarian. Each approach suggests that mandatory community treatment can be an ethical intervention for individuals with severe mental disorders in well-defined circumstances. It is critical to recognize that such interventions cannot be effective in the absence of an adequately funded...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Homeless Management Information Systems (HMISs) are community-wide software solutions that are designed to capture client-level information over time on the characteristics and service needs of men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. In response to a Congressional directive, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has required all Continuums of Care (CoCs) across the country to implement HMIS at the local level....

JOURNAL NAME: Research on Social Work Practice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This study shows that adults with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse can remain stably housed without increasing their substance use. It draws on data from a longitudinal experiment contrasting Housing First and treatment first programs.

The literature on homeless adults with severe mental illness is generally silent on a critical issue surrounding service delivery—the contrast between housing first and treatment first...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Preliminary outcomes for states that participated in the initial round of the SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) Technical Assistance Initiative are presented. (Author)

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This information release from the national partners in homeless education summarizes the main points of federal law as related to the education of students displaced by hurricanes. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Subtitle B—Education for Homeless Children and Youth), reauthorized in January 2002, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. This brief summary introduces the basic concepts in the legislation. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

This book is a revised and expanded second edition of a widely referenced publication that clinicians use to learn about the practice of motivational interviewing.

Since the initial publication of this breakthrough work, motivational interviewing (MI) has been used by countless clinicians. Theory and methods have evolved apace, reflecting new knowledge on the process of behavior change, a growing body of outcome research, and the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Each year, one percent or more of the nation’s population experiences homelessness. An estimated 842,000 people are homeless in any given week. Of these, 66% are single adults and 34% are members of a homeless family (23% of homeless people are children). Homelessness has many underlying causes, ranging from economic crises that dislocate individuals and families to the debilitating effects of chronic (and, frequently, co-occurring) disorders...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This report examines the housing landscape of prisoner reentry in the District of Columbia through an analysis of neighborhoods that had high rates of returning prisoners and a survey of housing-related providers. This report fills important gaps in information vital to the District's continuing efforts to implement effective strategies for reintegrating and supervising returning parolees. More specifically, this research has been...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

In the months since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, shock has given way to deep concern about what to do now, next, and down the road to bring back this unique city to social, cultural and economic health. Many of New Orleans' problems, which—to varying degrees—afflict other U.S. central cities, predated the storm. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This final report incorporates the discussion and recommendations from the November 2004 meeting. Overall, it discusses the impact of short-term quality improvement measures in the use of board and care homes. It also calls for a fresh approach to providing housing for people with psychiatric disabilities — a recovery-oriented approach that revolves around the principles of consumer self-direction and community integration. (Author)

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Adolescent Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Purpose: To describe and explain variations in first mental health service utilization before and after running away from home for homeless adolescents.
Methods: Survey interviews were conducted with homeless and runaway youth in several Midwestern locations. The effects of family of origin factors and street experiences on the likelihood of seeing a mental health professional for the first time before running away and after...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

PURPOSE. To explore relationships and group differences in attachment-related constructs (social connectedness and social support) and sexual health behaviors in a sample of homeless youth. DESIGN AND METHODS. An exploratory design, this study analyzed baseline data from an ongoing intervention study. Survey data were collected by audio, computer-assisted self-interview (A-CASI) from a nonprobability sample of homeless youth (n = 176...

JOURNAL NAME: Nursing Education Perspectives
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Nursing students can play a vital role in addressing the health care needs of the homeless. Through professional service learning experiences in community-based settings, students learn how to partner with key community leaders and agencies to meet the needs of underserved populations and provide culturally competent care to diverse populations. This article describes the development of a professional service learning experience with the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

In Robinson v. California, the Court held that a statute punishing persons for being addicted to the use of narcotics violated the Eighth Amendment. In Powell v. Texas, however, the Justices disagreed over whether the principle underlying Robinson was that crimes must involve an actus reus or that the state may not punish involuntary conduct. Recently, in Jones v. City of Los Angeles, the Ninth Circuit weighed in on the question, holding that...

JOURNAL NAME: Family Relations
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The present qualitative research focuses on homeless fathers living with their children in family shelters. Data were collected through semistructured, face-to-face interviews with homeless fathers ( n= 9) and shelter directors ( n= 3). Findings suggest that how fathers made meaning of their experiences in a homeless shelter was related to contextual factors and constructions of masculinity. Contextual constraints deriving from unemployment,...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Staff and clients from nontraditional programs for homeless individuals with serious mental illness (HMI) face barriers when trying to transfer client care from street-based services to traditional community mental health centers or organizations (CMHCs). Yet little is known about the extent of those barriers, reported causes, and consequences. In all, 255 mental health supervisors or designees from three programs across the United States...

JOURNAL NAME: HIV Medicine
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Background: Standard two-step HIV testing is limited by poor return-for-results rates and misses high-risk individuals who do not access conventional testing facilities. Methods: We describe a community-based rapid HIV testing programme in which homeless and marginally housed adults recruited from shelters, free meal programmes and single room occupancy hotels in San Francisco received OraQuick Rapid HIV-1 Antibody testing (OraSure...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This study examines entry into drug treatment among 491 street-recruited injection drug users in Denver, Colorado. The primary outcome was treatment entry within 6 months. Univariate tests were run using chi-square t-test analyses. Significant variables were included in a multiple logistic regression. Results showed that having more outreach contacts, not being homeless, having fewer problems with alcohol but more problems with drugs, and the...

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

Reliable and valid longitudinal residential histories are needed to assess interventions to reduce homelessness and increase community tenure. This study examined the test-retest reliability, sensitivity to change, and concurrent validity of the Residential Time-Line Follow-Back (TLFB) Inventory, a method used to record residential histories in the Collaborative Program to Prevent Homelessness (n = 1,381). The Residential TLFB Inventory...

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