Case management, post-discharge, is an integral part of working with clients who suffer from severe mental illnesses. Post-discharge is when the real opportunity to recover begins. Being able to recover and learn how to cope, is a very real option for those who struggle with mental illness if they have the proper supports and plans in place. Recovery can be defined in social work, as the clients new found, self-defined success within the community (Kondrat &Early, 2010). It is therefore, our job as social workers, to create and develop post-discharge plans for our clients that will help them strive and learn how to navigate their communities successfully, while living with a mental illness.
To understand the dilema, one must look to the source of the issue. Homelessness and mental illness affect all facets of the human population. Young adults trying to transfer from childhood to adulthood, people who have had lifelong issues with mental illness and have been cast away from society and even vets who have returned from service only to be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are but a few problems that proliferate the homeless
Area of Conflict Homelessness can be understood in the perspective of conflict theory, which holds that capitalism is one the main reason for homelessness. “Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned” (Ayn Rand). There are many reasons why a person becomes homeless, an increasing number become homeless each year, with up to 5,000 people becoming homeless every year. Generally the experiences that lead to homelessness are determined by poverty and structural inequality. Causes can be divided into the following.
The notion that homelessness can be unrooted, rather than controlled, embodies a fundamental shift in expectations that has taken place over the past century. Cleveland and many large cities in the US have plans to uproot homelessness, but housing instability is an accentuated reality. Also, the diversity of the homeless groups, such as veterans, youth, and families, makes tackling the problem difficult. Although ending homelessness is a big challenge, it is not impossible. Meeting the solvable social ill involves interdisciplinary, focused response, and innovation.
Over nine million Syrians alone have been displaced since 2011! If someone took three people who originate from Syria, chances are, one of them has been displaced from their homes. Millions of people are attempting to escape the horrible terrorist groups located in Syria, and the strain on European countries to house refugees is endless, but, to put less stress on European countries, refugees can go to countries nearby to their home, paid for by European countries. The countless terrorist organizations in Afghanistan causes countless people to seek refuge in other countries, but this takes an enormous political and economic toll on various European countries. Even though opportunities lay within European countries, a problem exists with asylum
An article from popular media outlet ‘The Huffington Post’ states that, “many homeless people are employed... to get a job, people must be clean, and they must wear clean clothing... 35% of homeless people have problems with mental illness.” This is a difficult situation for someone who is unable to obtain access to washing facilities, such as a bathroom like the one in your house. The article also talks about how many homeless already have jobs, sometimes two. Having a job does not mean that you can just buy a house. It often takes many years for someone to
Introduction The exercise to establish the number of homeless people in the United States is of critical significance. Homelessness poses immense challenges to efforts aimed at controlling infectious diseases and renders the homeless at immense risk of serious mental and physical health effects. This subject is particularly becomes sensitive on considering the significant number of homeless veterans in the US. Especially in the recent past, homelessness has emerged as a costly problem. In his seminal article in the New Yorker recounting a story of a homeless alcoholic man, Gladwell (2006) observed that homelessness costs the taxpayers considerably and focus ought to be given to housing provision and supportive care.
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.
Gentrification is a harsh reality that affects thousands on a day to day bases. With a series of relocations, erasure, and price hikes in all aspects, it has been made clear that the effects of gentrification are not a positive one nor is it an isolated incident. Despite all of these very real factors, one may argue that gentrification is a necessity for community growth but it is clearly another form of imperialism where the rich benefit and the poor are moved out and left to figure it out. Gentrification effects people in urban communities in all fifty states of America. According to “Gentrification in America” by Mike Maciag between the years 2000 to 2015 the acceleration of gentrification affected nearly 20 percent of urban communities.
Safeguarding is protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Abuse comes in many forms, for example, physical, sexual, verbal, financial, emotional, discriminatory abuse and neglect and working in substance misuse it is important for me to protect individuals against safeguarding issues, such as blood borne viruses, drug awareness, drug dealing, sex working, domestic violence, neglect to others and self-neglect. I have worked with vulnerable adults, who are or may be in need of community care services due to mental or other disability, age or illness, and who are or may be unable to take care of themselves, or unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. Safeguarding adults involves protecting their rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. I have worked in partnership to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect and stopped it from happening.