Pathways Of Homelessness

1725 Words7 Pages
Chamberton, C and Johnson, G 2013. Pathways into adult homelessness, Vol. 49 (1), 60-77.
II. Topic The purpose of this journal article is to outline and explain the five common pathways into adult homelessness. The five common pathways/reasons discussed in this article are: housing crisis, family breakdown, substance abuse, mental health, and youth to adult transitioning. The article explains the short and long terms effects of homelessness. It shows which pathways are usually affected based on the time span of the homelessness. It is discussed within the article how adults are always making decisions about their lives, but how the structural and cultural factors limits the opportunities that they may have, causing their homelessness
…show more content…
The agencies work with a cross-section of adults. (Chamberton and Johnson 2013) were allowed to read the case files that were kept on each client within the agencies through the university’s ethics committee. Due to their allowed to access confidential client information, they had to abide by the agencies protocols which required informed consent by the individual, or to allow the client to opt out of the research by signing a particular from (Chamberton and Johnson 2013). By taking the proper security measures, client’s names were not used and each client’s record were replaced with an identification code (Chamberton and Johnson 2013). The purpose of this was to protect the client’s identity, if in case the files were lost or…show more content…
Substance abuse is the third pathway because the individual sustained an addiction for a certain period of time throughout their lives. Even in the case of harmless recreational drug use, it starts off as something fun and it leads to full on to substance abuse (Chamberton Johnson 2013). The false feeling the needing to have it is due to their addiction, which leads to the misuse of money. For example, instead of allotting money towards paying bills, the money fuels their growing addiction. 4. Individuals with mental illnesses have the potential of becoming homeless due to their parents or loved ones being unable or unwilling to care to them and in result, abandoning them (Chamberton Johnson 2013). Another factor leading to their homelessness could be caused by their parents, guardians, or care giver’s death. If the individual suffers from a mental illness, the likelihood of them becoming self-sufficient is very
Open Document