These factors include, but are not limited to, lack of affordable housing, economic insecurity, behavioral health, etc. Research has found that the main contributing factors for children living in homeless families are the lack of affordable housing, poverty, and domestic violence (Aratani, 2009). Similarly, mental illness, substance abuse, and lack of affordable housing are the top contributing factors of homelessness among unaccompanied youth (Aratani, 2009). In addition to analyzing the factors that can cause homelessness, the article explores the impact that homelessness can have on youth. For example, homelessness can often lead to food insecurity since food supplies can be scarce, which can then have a negative impact on the child/youth’s overall health.
Wages are so low that one must work at least two jobs but with housing prices being so high, it makes find a place to live extremely hard. Washington and California have some of the highest minimum wage standards but even that is not a livable wage. We as a society have simplified a solution because many of us do not understand the complex issues that these circumstances
More people suffer from homelessness than we realize. We often take for granted having a home to go to. I completely agree with Anna about her feelings on homelessness. I often see the homeless on the side of the road and I normally refer to them as homeless people but what I fail to realize is, that “homeless person” has a name, that “homeless guy” is a human being just like the rest of us longing for certainty, stability and privacy. Those “homeless people” are human beings without a home.
Individual and relational factors are the circumstances that affect people on a personal level. This can include traumatic events such as, a house fire, job loss, personal health issues and addiction. In most situations, homelessness is caused by many factors, rather than one. Even a broken down car, lack of vehicle insurance or unpaid tickets could be enough to render someone homeless. James D. Watson explains, “I have a son, who is not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly cannot take care of himself.
What makes it worse is that this problem was only considered recently as stated by Kent Anderson, Waikiki Health's chief high-risk services officer. The cause of their homelessness can be traced back to their relationships with families and abuse which causes them to end up living on the streets. Furthermore, it is reported that they engage in sexual acts in exchange for drugs, food, and other necessities which can affect their mental health and can prevent help and aid because they learned a way to survive without any help from people or families. Despite the efforts we can take, without the topic being well known and without the consent of the teen or the guardians, there isn’t a effective way to move the youth in transitional
Individuals who have experienced homelessness before and sometimes many times are referred to as the “marginally or episodically homeless”. As a result they require a range of more intensive services and support for both adults and children. They may alternate between the shelters or streets and friends, family or independent living, often perceived as having mental health or substance-abuse issues and relying on other homeless people rather than family members. While they may accept concrete assistance, they may not be able to find housing and require a long-term commitment of time and resources to assist them in reestablishing themselves as participating members of the community. By adapting social roles that do not demand high levels of personal functioning, they have adjusted to periodic homelessness.
Homeless veterans and how they live on the streets and how they got homeless. Also how our government is trying to get rid of so many homeless Veterans. Society needs to invest in homeless veterans problem. Homelessness “Is not having a place to live.”
Veterans and our soldiers are coming home from war or getting out of the military and when they get home they can’t afford rent or they have a mental disease from war. Homeless veterans tend to experience homelessness longer than non-veteran homeless. This should not be happening to our soldiers. This is very undesirable for our troops to come home and becoming homeless. They fight for our freedom and our rights and we repay them by becoming homeless.
A first program in review is juvenile boot camps. These programs were developed to mimic adult like boot camps; some offered treatment and skill building, while others implemented military-like discipline (Chambliss, 2011). These types of facilities are showing little to no positive outcome and even more links to higher recidivism in juveniles. While the boot camps brought about new issues within the system, they have also acted as a trial and error piece
Some homeless individuals are so mentally ill that pedestrians assume this person must be on drugs. Yes, some do drugs, but most homeless individuals who use drugs started using them after they have lost their home. For most, drugs were not the leading cause of their loss of housing but can potentially give them trouble finding a spot within a homeless shelter since “Many shelters will not admit anyone who is drunk or high. Those who do not have shelter or enough income come join us here daily to eat or take a nap”(Gretchen, St. John’s Kitchen). Many of them suffer from mental illnesses, “25.6% were diagnosed with anger management problems, 19.1% with ADHD, 15.2% with hyperactivity, 4.5% with dyslexia”(Toronto Star Newspaper).
What happened that they ended living on the streets? ... When I decided to major in Social Work I had a passion to learn, help and work with the homeless. But, then I realize that is not only “helping” it’s providing them with the proper resources that they need assistance with and also making sure they want the assistance. Many of the homeless who live in the street suffer from addictions and mental disorders which can probably be one of the reasons why is somewhat difficult to help them.
Homelessness is very real in the United states with 3.5 million Americans left without a place to call home each year. There is a strong stigma against homeless individuals who are seen as chronic and episodic, but in reality, those seen living on the streets in downtown areas of cities are families with children. The vast majority have been thrust into homelessness through a life altering situation that was unexpected and unplanned for. One of the harsh realities is that homeless individuals and families tend to come from communities of concentrated poverty. Many factors lead to pushing people onto the streets and occasionally, these same factors can be the reason they stay homeless.
Miguel Ascencio Rachael Lehman Sociology 101 Homelessness in the United States Many people see the United States as a land of wealth and opportunity, but then why do we see homeless people wandering the streets, parks subways in most major cities? Well it has to do a lot with how the U.S government handles homelessness. What defines a homeless person is a person who is a situation where they have no housing to sleep in at night, sleeps out in the streets or resides in shelters that are intended for them. In many major city, homeless will be seen everywhere on the sidewalks with sleeping bags even some with tents.
Identify the subpopulation you have chosen I have chosen the homeless population in which there are currently 105,237 people in Australia; 56% male and 44% female. ("Homelessness statistics", 2016) Identify and briefly outline the specific health and wellbeing issues faced by the subgroup. Exploring the relationship between homelessness and health shows different types of connections. Some health problems are experienced before an individual becomes homeless and may later contribute to the difficulty in finding appropriate housing whereas other health issues are a consequence of homelessness.