Additionally, there is a multitude of factors that have been known to contribute to homelessness. 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.
This is a problem because we can’t shelter them due to certain laws. 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
While the causes that lead a kid to life on the streets are incredibly diverse, below are a few critical issues that often lead a child to the streets (Covenant House, n.d., para. 5). Even though foster care is an option of resource, there are adults in this world who do not deserve to be foster parents. There are a lot of teenagers who are in and out of foster homes. This can lead them to homelessness as well as juvenile justice systems, and unemployment.
Know Thyself, an article by John D. Mayer, features the thoughts of Shelley Taylor and Susan Fiske. Fiske and Taylor explain that it is often challenging to understand others when we have preconceived notions and stereotypes about people before we get to know them (77). Homeless people are often considered social outcasts. And because they are outcasts, do we not understand them very well? A good question to ask about homeless people therefore is how do preconceived notions and stereotypes about homeless people cause city governments and it’s citizenry to treat them as inferiors who need to be hidden?
Also many homeless people have a mental illness or disability making them unable to have a job. Even those with a job are unable to make a sustainable living off it. 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
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.
However, estimates by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development indicate that there are 49,933 homeless veterans at any given night. Apart from those who are already homeless, around 1.4 million more veterans are at risk of homelessness because of lacking support networks, poverty and miserable living conditions in substandard or overcrowded housing. The situation is compounded by the difficulty to transfer some of the military training and occupations to civilian workforce (NCHV, 2015). This places some of the veterans at a disadvantage in the search of employment in the competitive job
The current government is creating a situation where more families along with their children are experiencing homelessness. An individual may be considered homeless when they lack permanent housing and have to stay in shelters, abandoned buildings or vehicles, on the streets, or in other forms of unstable situations. Many homeless people start out with jobs and stable residences, but then social and economic factors intervene, causing a rapid change in their living situation causing them to leave, and live on the street. Even with the population of homeless keeps increasing, the government does not aid nor benefit the homeless because they only worsen the homeless problem by having laws that go against homelessness, not helping mentally ill homeless population, and having the lack of subsidized housing. Homelessness is a complex social issue with a variety of economic and social factors such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, physical and mental health, addictions, and community/family breakdowns.
They have a hard time accepting them with a disability and the person has no place to go and ends up homeless. There are many other reasons why people become homeless and people need to take the time to understand them and the reasons why. People should not treat people different because someone else may have a mental illness or a disability. These kinds of people are labeled are the mentally ill and other labels are attached to them also like calling someone a homeless
Is Social Problems Among Teenagers An Increasingly Worrying Phenomenon? Nowadays, social problems are one of the major concerns in society and the condition got worsen year by year, mainly contributed by teenagers. Social problems emerged due to influences of the bad cultures from other countries. Teenagers cannot identify and differentiate between good and bad conducts. Family crisis has caused the social control in children to be neglected.
The rising deaths and DCFS cases is a testament to the disservice our nation is doing to neglected and abused youths. Once kids are placed in the foster care system, they are often moved from one placement to another which may negatively impact all aspects of their lives that are critical to success in later life such as school, social relationships, and environmental/community influences. This constant separation and loss may lead youths to feel hopeless, and resent social interactions as they feel that social relationships are extremely fragile. This affects group treatment as individuals may drop-out of treatment due to a new placement, or decline to actively participate as they feel hopeless and feels distrustful of everything around them. When children and youths cannot trust their caregivers for reassurance, they have no where to turn but the public.
Within their social circle, the life expectancy differs greatly from the general population, dying at much younger ages. While the life expectancy is 80 years for women and 74 years for men in the housed population, that is changed to 43 and 47 years in the homeless population, respectively (Parker-Radford, 2016). Within the homeless youth, many are escaping circumstances or living environments where they were subject to physical or sexual abuse. They may even exchange sex for food, clothing, and shelter, which increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases or unintended pregnancy. Many homeless youth also are at increased risk of physical or sexual assault after leaving their homes, which in turn is not limited to only poor households, but is also inclusive of socioeconomic backgrounds.
Abstract Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that diagnosed in patients who are in the military and has experienced traumatic events leading to this illness. There were many factors that were at cause such as age, gender, family history, marital status, and homeless. Each of these factors is causes to those who are veterans and researched have many have refused support and treatments. Veterans end up homeless not able to work which the causes the effects of Bipolar disorder. The typical treatment to help veterans come with antipsychotic medication, as many resourced to substance drug and the result in suicidal thoughts or even committing suicide.
Homelessness in baltimore is extremely sad and pitiful. Many people are homeless due to the fact they might have lost their job or they don’t have enough funds to provide for their family and pay for an adequate home. Some people just refuse to pay for rent, this will cause eviction from the home. This is what lead to homelessness, and its sad. Everyday on my way to school I see homeless people begging for change or laying down on the sidewalk.
It is stated that thirty-eight percent of homeless people abuse alcohol and twenty-six percent abuse drug. Some drug addicts and alcoholics become addicts when they are homeless already. However, some become homeless because of being dependent on drugs and alcohol most of their lives. Since they are dependent on drugs and alcohol their family will give up trying to help them, leaving them homeless and without any way of getting help. There are over forty-seven thousand American veterans who are homeless and seventy percent of those veterans are suffering from some form of mental illness.