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.
Homelessness has always occurred in society, it has always been a great deal of despair and helplessness. Homelessness is a very frightening and difficult way of living. Homeless have often come from bad neighborhoods, suffered from mental illnesses or were born into homelessness. Homeless shouldn’t be criminalized for not having a place to stay when they are suffering and need help. If the government wants to make a difference and put an end to homelessness they need to help, criminalize.
Child neglect is when someone is not attending to the needs of a child. When a child is being ignored or mistreated it is likely for them to feel stress, or have aggressive attitudes. Some parents do not realize that their child will mock things they do. Whether it is seeing them do drugs, drink, experiencing illicit sex, or gambling more than likely the parents are disorganized and set bad examples for their children ( 136 ; ch.5). Child neglect is one of the biggest cause of death of young children followed by physical abuse.
Disabled individuals, veterans and families are some of the demographic that is affected by homelessness. Physical ailments such as malnutrition, lack of hygiene, undiagnosed diseases and/or disorders can be detrimental. Mental disorders such as depression can develop due to the harsh circumstances of living on the streets. The lack of support, affordable housing and medical care that homeless individuals are receiving are prime examples of the need for compassionate and dedicated social workers to assist homeless individuals in regaining hope, purpose, and to evoke the strength within themselves. Living in shelters or public areas, homeless individuals are extremely resilience.
Today in America, there exists a silent but growing struggle that requires attention and debate. Many people do not take notice or turn the cheek to the state of homelessness that many citizens suffer from. Information is key that raises awareness about a crucial topic. This material will answer the question: What causes homelessness and how can this plight be cured?
As a child grows up it is harder to have good family management. As a child becomes an adolescent having clear family routines and also nurturing the child’s growing autonomy is beneficial (Antunes). Violence can have lasting negative impacts on children and having a family that cares for them can help prevent that (Antunes). The problem is it is hard for many parents in low-income communities to support their children given their lifestyle. Lack of parental care and nurture perpetuates violence especially if the relationships within the family are already abusive (Kramer).
23 years later, I still deal with bouts of sadness and anxiety. Sometimes those feelings just kind of come up on their own, but when I am stressed about anything, they always get a hold of me and I have to try and calm myself down. Buying my house was one of the most stressful things I can remember doing and it was made worse by the anxiety that the stress brought on. I found my self worrying about my mother becoming ill, or one of my children, losing my job, not being able to pay the mortgage and becoming homeless. I know that buying a home is stressful for anyone, but I also knew that my anxiety was getting the best of me.
This type of family will greatly affect the behavior of the child because the parent’s (either mother or father) attention will be shifted to their new spouses and sometimes forget their children. This will give a big impact to the behavior of the child because he or she feels neglected or loneliness. But the major composition of a family that surely gives a big impact to the child is a broken family. The family can be broken in a variety of ways; Divorce, annulment, separation, desertion, and death mean that the family is structurally incomplete. When children are placed in institutions or in foster homes, family ties are broken.
Social process theories focus on the troubled aspects of young offenders ' lives, they often struggle with multiple problems at home, school, and in their communities prior to their first contact with the court and that they often lack the individual, family, or neighborhood resources to improve their situations. Young offenders often show problems in poor school performance, mental health problems (e.g., substance abuse, depression), unstable and unsupportive family relationships, poverty and crime-ridden communities, delinquent peer influences, and the absence of positive role models (Hawkins et al., 1998). Social process theories presume that youth offenders commit crimes because of circumstances that have failed them (e.g., lack of parental
As discussed in the lecture titled Poverty and Homelessness, common health problems in the homeless population included high prevalence of mental illnesses and substance abuse, higher rates of STI, increased morbidity to cancer, diabetes, HIV infections, and cardiovascular diseases. Other health concerns include lower birth weighting infants and higher preterm births in the homeless mothers’ and children population. Nurse Georgia and the task force should be aware that roughly 40% of homeless people constitute families with children. Homeless children are more likely to be born premature or low birth weight, they are likely to be behind on immunizations, likely to suffer from upper respiratory tract infections and ear infections, they are