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Innovation in Practice with Homeless Populations: Partnership in the Struggle for Empowerment

JUDITH A. B. LEE

in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195111552
eISBN:
9780199865734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses innovative programs and practice approaches in working with homeless persons. It begins by identifying the characteristics of the homeless population. It highlights three ... More


The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment

Carol L. M. Caton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190463380
eISBN:
9780190463410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463380.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment, explains how and why homelessness in this group has persisted over the past 35 years despite policy and ... More


Voluntarism and the Rise of Advocacy

Carol L. M. Caton

in The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190463380
eISBN:
9780190463410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463380.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, the public response to homelessness was local. In some communities, voluntarism surged, and charitable organizations provided food, clothing, and blankets to ... More


Homeless People with Severe Mental Illness

Carol L. M. Caton

in The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190463380
eISBN:
9780190463410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463380.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

People with severe mental illness have the types of psychiatric disorders that would have typically placed them in a state mental institution in the era of the asylum. Despite the burden of illness ... More


Can Homelessness Be Prevented?

Carol L. M. Caton

in The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190463380
eISBN:
9780190463410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463380.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

The lack of prevention and early intervention services can result in a constant influx of newly homeless people with severe mental illness whose homelessness may eventually become long-term and ... More


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