Researcher, Mary Beth Shinn, states, ?homelessness is first and foremost a housing problem not a psychological one? (qtd. in Franklin 15.) Nearly all the families in their study became stably housed regardless of substance abuse, mental illness, physical illness or incarceration. This study indicates that homelessness is not a permanent condition.
Stop the Insanity “No vision haunts America’s conscience more then the sight of the street people….The irrationality and anguish that grip so many of these individuals leap out during any encounter, whether in Washington or Albuquerque.” - US Senator Pete Domenici, 1972-2009 People who live at poverty level and have mental disorders are more likely to become homeless. Unfortunately, police and emergency personnel are not always trained to evaluate mental illness. Hospitals do not treat homeless people for underlying conditions such as mental illness. Shelters, temporary and transitional housing staff do not do an adequate job of administering and monitoring medication for those residents that have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. The lack of resources and training to treat and diagnose the mentally ill creates a cycle of homelessness.
If one was not acting as a “good Christian” then their needs were not met. Therefore due to the fact the homeless did not have their needs met, they were viewed as bad people. (Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness) Robert Fischer, author of the article The History of Homelessness 1640 to the Present, pointed out: Today, those experiencing homelessness has nothing to do with a person’s intrinsic worth. Homelessness is a complex social issue with many variables. Unfortunately, for those experiencing homelessness, the impact of the values of the 1640s are still pervas... ... middle of paper ... ... website.
All the above evidence is enough to show that the program is a failure owing to the majority of the negative facts and non-existent care brought up. “Homelessness isn't about a housing problem. It’s about all those support issues and needs.” (Johnsen). The approach should not be allowed to continue unless a way of supporting the lives of the settled people is formulated by the government. Otherwise, the taxpayer’s money is going for something with an effect that does not really help the target group.
Why should healthy people be concerned if their neighbor suffers from acute depression? Those are the questions that the average American faces. Yet, our society remains naïve when it comes to mental health. The roots of this issue are found in the lack of information and lack of mental health accessibility. It is important and difficult to define mental illness since mental stability varies from person to person.
Homelessness is a real serious health issue all over the world that must be addressed. A lot of people in a public frequently misunderstand the cause of homelessness. Remarks regarding homeless people such as “they need to just get a job” or “go to school” are normally used liberally by members of society because they neglect to look at the complete issue. Homelessness does not discriminate. Individuals that have previously experience or may experience being homeless can be from different regions, have different cultural backgrounds, ages, and could be of any gender.
The following essay examines two interventions for homeless youth that abuse drug and alcohol. Introduction Adolescents and young adults of America are the most at risk of becoming homeless. Even though homelessness among the youth is on the rise majority of the researches done in the past years have all focused on homeless adults. The Risk Factors for homelessness are mental illness, economic disadvantage, physical and sexual abuse; socioeconomic difficulty, drug use. Even though more and more interventions for homeless youth have been developing, only little to none has been experimented on and their effectiveness has not been tested.
Due to not seeing a doctor and the common knowledge of homeless people abusing drugs and alcohol, “homeless people can have complex and multiple health problems” (Who quoted it). Not everyone agrees with Fitzpatrick, “I am convinced that handouts are basically wrongheaded,” says Sherman. She believes giving anything to the homeless will not help change the homeless persons situation (Sherman). Sherman's advice does not make sence, ignoring the problem will not help either and without proper medical care there is no way to improve homeless health which will cause many people to die a unessary death. According to Hopper, “generative forces behind widespread homelessness runs deep and their correction will req... ... middle of paper ... ...parents, then the parents will then have a understanding of how to live a better life.
In addition, the essay will also suggest some of the possible measure that can be implemented to help deal with this social problem. However this essay presents a strong argument that the US government should commit efforts toward eradicating this social problem. Homelessness can be defined as the lack of a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence. Furthermore, homelessness also entails people who are people who are at risks of being evicted from their residential houses or people who are discharged from institution such as hospital or prison and they have nowhere to go. Families that experience homelessness usually have limited education since lack of adequate educatio...
In the text “Creating a Supervision Tool Kit: How to Improve Probation and Parole” it is revealed that the lack of funds and growing number of offenders under community supervision has led to “ineffective supervision practices”. Probation and Parole Officers are given so much discretion that there are no clear guidelines as to how they should perform their jobs in order to prevent recidivism. Today officers have some idea of how to