Homelessness : prevalence, impact of social factors and mental health challenges / Colleen Clark, editor.

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Imprint:New York : Nova Publishers, [2014]
Description:1 online resource.
Series:Social issues, justice and status
Social issues, justice and status series.
Mentally ill homeless persons.
Homelessness -- United States.
Homeless persons -- Services for -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Homeless persons -- Services for.
Mentally ill homeless persons.
United States.
Electronic books.
7 -- Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11235569
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Other authors / contributors:Clark, Colleen, 1951- editor of compilation.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:"This book contains diverse chapters examining homelessness from a myriad of perspectives, from global perspectives to clinical perspectives. An international group of authors consider clinical and theoretical factors in the lives of people that are homeless and the services and policies that affect their lives. The international chapters provide different perspectives regarding the culturally-embedded nature of our perceptions of homelessness including definitions of homelessness, mental illness, and the expectations of family and support systems. These chapters include information from Ireland, a number of Asian countries, South Africa, Spain, the Czech Republic, and North America. From within the United States, the book presents different models for understanding, developing, and disseminating interventions for people that are homeless, and have mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. The book explores the needs of special populations such as racial and ethnic minorities as well as those who experience mild developmental delays as well as mental illness and homelessness. Two chapters explore attitudes towards people that are homeless and that may have behavioral health problems. Finally, the role of climate and the forces of nature are reviewed for unique perspectives on homelessness. These multidisciplinary perspectives on an important issue are both thought-provoking and educational."--Publisher's description.
Other form:Print version: Homelessness New York : Nova Publishers, [2014] 1633216292