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JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Housing First (HF), which is recognized as an evidence-based practice by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,1 addresses homelessness by offering immediate access to housing while providing ongoing community-based services.2 An important marker of its success has been increased housing stability and retention rates. Randomized controlled trials have found housing stability and retention for HF participants to be...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This study is produced by the House of Restoriation which is located in Phenix City, Alabama, to examine some interventions used in the attempt to create stability of an individual or family. The individuals and families focused on was from October 2001 through September 2004. For the purposes of this evaluation, interventions are defined as a system of help that created a change in an individual or families situation. Stabilization is...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Environment and Planning A
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Often referred to as ‘‘tent cities’’, tent encampments have, in the last 10 years, proliferated within and around US cities on a scale unprecedented since the Great Depression. Accounts of these informal dwellings tend to focus on the symbolism of the camp, the function of the camp as safe zone, or the camp as a site of apolitical or prepolitical identity formation. This article attempts to broaden and deepen the conversation on informal...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of European Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Purpose

Children growing up in homeless families are disproportionately more likely to experience health and psychological problems. Our objective was to describe social, environmental, individual and family characteristics associated with emotional and behavioral difficulties among homeless children living in the Paris region.

Methods

Face-to-face interviews with a representative sample of homeless families were conducted by bilingual...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of college for homeless students. Using a phenomenological approach, the researcher completed interviews in which participants were asked to describe what college was like for them. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using a hermeneutic approach. All interviews were analyzed within the contexts of each other to identify themes. The participants all lived in a world of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Housing First (HF) is an evidence-based approach to housing and services for adults who are chronically homeless and have a psychiatric disability.Research has demonstrated that HF rapidly ends homelessness but less in known about how participants experience their housing environments and landlords. This study is a part of a larger Canadian randomized field trial of HF that included qualitative interviews with participants in five cities. The...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Everyday, there are hundreds of youth in Ottawa without a safe place to stay. They may be leaving home due to violent situations, struggling with mental health challenges, or simply be unable to find housing. In a community as wealthy as Ottawa, we can change this. A Way Home Ottawa is doing just that.

A Way Home Ottawa is a local coalition, convened by the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa, shaped and led by youth with lived...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Objectives:

Patterns and predictors of engagement in peer support services were examined among 50 previously homeless veterans with co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use histories receiving services from the Veterans Health Administration supported housing program.

Method:

Veteran peer specialists were trained to deliver sessions focusing on mental health and substance use recovery to veterans for an intended 1-hr...

JOURNAL NAME: Social Service Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This essay examines four books that may offer some insight into the post–No Child Left Behind (NCLB) discussion about educational policy, reform, and performance. Collectively The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling, by Jal Mehta, Too Many Children Left Behind: The US Achievement Gap in Comparative Perspective, by Bruce Bradbury, Miles Corak, Jane Waldfogel, and Elizabeth...

JOURNAL NAME: Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Transitional living programs (TLPs) are a housing intervention authorized by the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to provide services for older youth experiencing homelessness. Preparing youth for independence is a chief program outcome for TLPs across the country. The findings of this qualitative study, with 32 former participants in TLP services, suggest that the primacy of this outcome may warrant reexamination. A dominant focus on the...

JOURNAL NAME: LHI Journal of Land, Housing, and Urban Affairs
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The paradigm of the housing policy has been transformed from housing supply to housing welfare, from the policy of housing quantity expansion to the policy of customized housing welfare. The Housing Act was newly enacted to realize the new paradigm of the housing policy. The Act establishes the role of the Housing Welfare Centers in the housing welfare delivery system, but they have some difficulties in doing their role because of limited...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Family homelessness is a persistent major social and public health problem. The present study used 3 years of data from a community's homeless management information system in a survival analysis that examined correlates of time to housing for 133 homeless families. A Cox regression found that veterans were 491% more likely to exit homelessness than nonveterans. Families staying with a family member or friend before entering a rapid rehousing...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Using data from the Washington Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, this study assesses the relationship between homelessness history and physical and mental health outcomes, as well as between homelessness history and health risk behaviors and economic precariousness, as important intermediaries of subsequent health outcomes. Study results indicate that persons with a history of adult homelessness have consistently poorer health...

JOURNAL NAME: KIEAE Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Purpose:

This study aimed to find out the characteristics of the communal shared housing preferred by the housing vulnerable single-person household young adults and adults. It also intended to identify overall characteristics of the young adults and adults and compare and analyze the differences.

Method:

The the questionnaire using face-to-face interview was conducted. The research subjects were 100 housing vulnerable single-person...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The overall purpose of this study was to examine the impact of psychological well-being on mental health and behavioral outcomes among transitioning homeless youth in a New York City shelter. The main objective was to elucidate the relationship between psychological health, distress, and behavioral program outcomes. Participants were 116 formerly homeless young adults enrolled in the transitional living Rights of Passage program at Covenant...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Unaccompanied homeless youth (< 25 years of age) are the group most likely to be underreported in annual point-in-time (PIT) counts of unsheltered individuals. This practice note reviews the process of a collaborative partnership between a university and community to conduct a successful youth PIT count outreach that more accurately reflected the number of homeless youth. In addition to almost doubling the number of unsheltered homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Young adults who are pregnant or parents are a vulnerable subgroup of the homeless population, yet there is limited research about their specific service needs. To fill this gap, we used data from a survey of homeless and unstably housed young adults, ages 18–24, collected over 4 weeks in Houston, Texas, to examine the characteristics, risk factors, and protective factors of homeless parents (n = 109) compared to other homeless young adults (...

JOURNAL NAME: PLOS ONE
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Background and Objectives

The ways in which homeless individuals cope with stress may differ from those relied upon by the members of the general population and these differences may either be the result or the cause of their living conditions. The aim of the study was to determine the preferred coping style among the homeless and its relationship with alcohol dependence.

Methods

The study included 78 homeless individuals and involved...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homeless youth experience elevated rates of victimization, yet few studies have identified malleable intervention targets that could mitigate risk for such adverse experiences. Building on a prior study that used latent class analysis to identify 3 victimization profiles among homeless youth (low-victimization class, high-victimization class, and witness class), we investigate how different coping styles (active, avoidant, and social coping)...

JOURNAL NAME: Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Congress enacted the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) to improve college access for unaccompanied homeless youth by expanding the definition of “independent student” on their financial aid applications. Using qualitative interviews with homeless community college students and university financial aid administrators (FAA), this research explored the implementation of this policy. This study indicates that multiple barriers to...

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