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Homeless Families Term Paper

… Homeless Families

Homelessness is a condition where an individual lacks fixed housing, typically because they cannot afford adequately stable and safe housing. Often times individuals whose primary residence is a homeless shelter, a place where homeless people can spend the night, are included in the definition of being homeless. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development defines the term as "an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is either 1) supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill; 2) an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or…. [read more]

Substance Abuse Intervention for Homeless Youth Research Paper

… Substance Abuse and Homeless Youth

The focus of this research paper is to discuss the connection between homelessness in youth populations and substance abuse. "Homeless young adults are defined as individuals between 12 and 24 years of age who are without stable housing and who identify with the culture and economy of living on the street [1, 7-9]. Identification with street culture includes engaging in accepted practices for earning money (such as panhandling), adopting unique slang language and developing strategies to prevent victimization" (Gomez et al., 2010). Thus, with homeless youths, the homelessness is not a temporary flirtation with time away from home, but a complete and thorough transition to life on the streets. This distinction is important to make, as this paper is will…. [read more]

Homeless and Runaway Young People Term Paper

… The fundamental objective of child welfare services is to protect children from harm, care for them and provide for their best interests. When a family fails or becomes unwilling to provide these, the state comes in to fill in the function during a child or young person's developmental years. State laws guarantee this provision and the protection of the civil rights of the young. While some local child welfare agencies and workers have taken steps to respond to the needs of these youth, the majority have remained indifferent or even oblivious to the reality of gay youth in their care and, instead, exhibit abusive and hostile attitudes towards them who are the very object of their care (Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund 2002). There…. [read more]

Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice Regarding to Children Essay

… Rights and Social Inclusion: Homeless Children & Youth in the UK

Poverty and homelessness are of growing concern in all regions of the world, but the economic downturn of recent years is hitting developed nations rather hard and the UK is no exception. With inflated costs of living, inflated housing markets and limited resources for alternatives the homeless population is on the rise. Not only is this population on the rise but it is changing in demographic, with more and more families, but especially single parent households being affected on a much larger scale. The homeless population, which is both rural and urban is proportionate to welfare cuts and personal, familial economic distress and has become an increasing problem for families, especially women, children and…. [read more]

Homeless, Present Day Issues, and Causes Thesis

… ¶ … homeless, present day issues, and causes of homelessness in America. The numbers of homeless people are growing in America, largely because of the mortgage crisis and falling economy, which is putting more people out of their homes and out of work. Homelessness has always been an issue in this country, and America needs to create some new solutions to help solve the homeless problem in the country.

Historically, there have always been homeless people in the country. From indentured servants how came to the country with nothing but their clothing to serve their masters, to the "bums" and "hobos" of the Great Depression, there have always been homeless people somewhere in the country. This older homeless population did not live on the streets.…. [read more]

Models as Related to a Given Organization Research Proposal

… ¶ … Homeless Youth in Minnesota:

The Leadership Challenges

To effectively develop and implement leadership initiatives such that these drives may be utilized in efforts to confront issues of homelessness as experienced by youth in Minnesota, HMIS must capitalize on its internal resources.

Background of Homeless Youth in Minnesota

Every three years, Wilder Research Center conducts a one-day study, revealing the approximate number of people experiencing homelessness throughout Minnesota. This massive project constitutes the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind in the United States (U.S.). When the Center conducted its latest study, October 26, 2006, researchers concluded that on any given night, nearly 9,000 Minnesotans may be homeless, with almost 11,000 more estimated to be "precariously housed" - typically doubled up with friends…. [read more]

Homeless Youth Population and Inadequate Healthcare Research Paper

… Youth Homelessness

As the world is becoming more and more competitive and defined, there are many new social conventions which are surfacing in our society. There have been many changes which have come up in the way of our social circle, which has redefined the way we all exist and co-participate. In each and every aspect of society, whether large or small, there are developments which have come up in the past few years (Quilgars, 2009). Standard of life has become one of the prime instincts of a society and livelihood, which is why new levels of specialization are being accustomed. Every sector has seen immense development and focused approach, which has made life very competitive. In the modern societal setup, there is a lot…. [read more]

Youth Homelessness and the Absence of Healthcare Research Paper

… Youth Homelessness and the Absence of Healthcare

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimates that approximately 1.6 million youth fall homeless very year (HRSA, 2001). This figure includes runaway youth - those who absent themselves from their legal places of residence for at least one full night; throwaway youth -- who are thrown out of their legal places of residence for whatever reason, and are forced to spend at least one night on the streets; and street youth, who have lived on the streets for a considerable period and who have as a result, been able to establish street networks and families (HRSA, 2001). Street youth are the main focus of this discussion. They constitute a vulnerable population that faces multiple threats to…. [read more]

Economy of Colombia Is the North Westernmost Term Paper

… ¶ … Economy of Colombia

Colombia is the north westernmost country in South America. It is bordered to the south by Ecuador and to the east by Venezuela. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the north and the Pacific Ocean lies to the west of Colombia and it is the fourth largest nation in South America. With its diverse climates, Colombia is the second most populated South American country next to Brazil. However, the Colombian population is not evenly distributed. The majority of the population lives in the mountainous cities around the capital of Bogota. With this intense congregation of people in one area, the economy of Colombia is poor and unstable. This paper will attempt to explain why the economy has fluctuated during the last…. [read more]

HIV and STD Behavior Interventional Strategies for Adolescents and Youths Term Paper

… HIV and STD Behavior Interventional Strategies for Adolescents and Youths

Teenage sex has been viewed as a social problem for some time, but the spread of HIV / AIDS in society has increased fears of what can happen if young people have unprotected sex. The prevalence of HIV among young people has been increasing, with some populations seen as more vulnerable than others, such as homeless youth and black and Hispanic youth. Programs have been developed to educate these young people, and studies of how effective such programs can be have been undertaken to see if they do work and to improve them if they do not.

Many researchers focus on family influences on adolescent sexual behavior, and communication between parents and their children about…. [read more]

Programs for Children in the Foster Care System Research Paper

… Programs for Children in the Foster Care System

This paper aims to discuss the United States Foster Care system. It puts light on the trends of entries, exists, adoptions and placements in the U.S. foster care system. In addition to that, the kinds of difficulties that are being faced by the foster families due to lack of funds and proper support are also being discussed in this paper. This paper also indicates the defects that are being rendered in the nurturing of the children by the foster care system.

In this paper, the foster care system of the United States of America has been discussed in detail. It has been observed during the last few years that a rising number of children are located in…. [read more]

Social Work With Children Term Paper

… Social Work With Children

In an analysis of the non-secure group home system in the United States, one needs to look at the foster care system in New York City and the Juvenile Justice group home system in California.

Administration for Child Services in New York

In New York City, when a child is put into foster care and encounters problems, they re-enter the program at a rate of 8.8%. Administration for Child Services (ACS) has committed to reducing this re-entry rate through better training of foster parents and caregivers to provide safe homes for children in foster care. ACS certifies foster parents and has a program to provide homes for children in need of care. Foster parents receive funding to care for the foster…. [read more]

Dually Diagnosed African-American and Latino Adolescents Term Paper

… Dually Diagnosed African-American and Latino adolescents


Abuse of substances on the part of adolescents has grown to be a national concern in the United States and has sparked many studies in this area in the last decade. Great challenges are presented for the clinician and the substance abuse treatment system in developing and applying appropriate and effective treatment for these adolescents. Studies have shown that of the adolescents who have substance abuse disorders, many of them also have mental health illness a combination of which is termed 'dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. The combination of these two disorders often have devastating impacts on the adolescent, their family and…. [read more]

Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen by M Term Paper

… Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen by M.D. David Hilfiker - Book Review

The book "Urban Injustice" has been written by M.D. David Hilfiker, who as a young do-gooder moved to inner-city in Washington DC. The objective for his shifting was to provide poor souls a "hand-up," but unfortunately what he discovered soon that most inner city poor were as meager, diligent and sincere as his friends from med school (Krista's Journal).

The book written in an energetic style, putting together personal experience with social science studies of poverty; discusses the old myth that the poor typically had themselves to blame, deconstructing it with a story, similarities, and hard, cold numbers. Being a sympathetic white doctor, who has spent his more than two decades living with…. [read more]

Stigma of Suicide and Grief in African-American Mothers Literature Review

… Suicide Grief among African-American Mothers


This research will explore the experience of representative African-American mothers who lost their sons to suicide. The biopsychosocial contextual model of stress, as specifically applied to suicide as stressor, by Clark, Anderson, Clark and Williams (1999) will guide the following research questions:

Does perceived stigma due to suicide, as measured by the Suicide Stigmatization Scale (Fiegelman et al., 2011) significantly predict severity of grief, as measured by the Inventory of Complicated Grief (Prigerson et al., 1995), in African-American mothers who have lost a son to suicide, controlling for maternal socioeconomic status, age, relationship status, depression, and history of suicide in the family?

Does the coping style of John Henryism, as measured by the John Henryism Active…. [read more]

Wayson Choy Wrote the Jade Essay

… Liang is offered hope and lessons of extreme importance in perseverance and commitment by crippled Old Wong as she dreams of becoming the next Shirley Temple. Jung discovers his sexual orientation with the help of Frank Yuen and thus understands and accepts his true identity of homosexual in a highly conservative environment. Last, but not least, Sek-Lung understands the realities of society when his beautiful neighbor Meiying dies being in love with a Japanese boy in the middle of the anti-Japanese hatred hysteria. All of Choy's anchors in the world that he imagines for his characters leave or die as he makes them face the world on their own. The harsh and emotional childhood lessons that Choy presents to the public make him a powerful…. [read more]

Target Population Is Single Parents Grant Proposal

… Some of the progress made so far is as follows:

"81% of parents fight less than before in front of their children"

79% of parents do activities with their children, which is more than before.

65% of parents plan for their children's future, and the number is more than before.

74% of family spends more time together with their children.

Ability of parents spending more time with their families has increased.

53% of parents increase the efforts to financially support their families.

Moreover, the relationship listening have increased by 82% among couples.

The compromising ability has also increased by 74%.

Although, problems have ameliorated, however, the problem continues. Divorce rates among low-income families continue to be high. Typically, stress and economic hardship are the major…. [read more]

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