When examining the issues with homelessness and in particular youth homelessness one may use Empowerment Theory as well as Political Economy Theory to seek answers to definitive questions. Questions such as are homeless youth empowered? Do they have access to wealth? What about their access to information or their reputation in society? They are not in any decision making positions, they lack a high status, and policies that are created which can affect them rarely take their input into account as they are also unable to vote.
Homelessness is usually the result of several factors and their impacts, rather than a single cause. Economic and social issues can affect opportunities and social environments for individuals. This can cause the lack of adequate income, of access to affordable housing, and of sufficient health supports and can also cause the individual to experience discrimination. There are also the personal circumstances of the homeless person, which can include: traumatic events, a personal crisis, mental health issues, and physical health problems or disabilities. These examples show that most homeless people are not addicts nor are they criminals, and would not spend the money that someone donated to them irresponsibly.
These statistics only serve to emphasize once again how many veterans resort to homelessness. And since few truly effective plans have been created or brought to the fore, at least not until these past few years, it’s no wonder this situation hasn’t gotten any better for
Suffering from an addiction is punishment enough, sending drug addicts to jail is not the solution. Addicts are suffering already by not having a place to stay. Most of the time addicts do not remember where their family is located at and they need help to get better.That is why I am saying that addicts should go to rehab instead of prison. About 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. But only 11 percent of those with an addiction receiving treatment.
Such questions have no straightforward answers because there is no model for depression and there is not just one solution to treat it, as there is for an algebraic equation. Clinical depression, also known as major depression, is a serious illness that can affect anybody; however, it is most prevalent amongst people under the age of 18 and those over age 65. According to a study conducted by the Center for Mental Health Services, one in every ten teenagers suffers from this condition. Yet, despite the staggering number of young people battling this mental illness, the treatment statistics released from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services in 2005 indicate a lack of professional care being administered. In 2004, of the roughly 2.5 million youth who reported having depression, only about one-half ever received treatment (Zucker & Huebl, 2007).
Genre Analysis: Help Drug addict get the help they need The United States is the land of the free, the home of the brave, and a place of opportunity. However, throughout the years, statistics have shown drug addiction to be a growing problem. Often times, these addictions go completely untreated. This is supported by the National Institute On Drugs. They stated that, “In 2013, an estimated 22.7 million Americans (8.6 percent) needed treatment for a problem related to drugs or alcohol, but only about 2.5 million people (0.9 percent) received treatment at a specialty facility.” With so many drug addicts going without any form of treatment, many need the support of others to recognize their addiction.
As a BSW prepared social worker I can help combat the problem with homelessness in my community. In order to do this I have to do several things before I put anything into action. The first thing, after graduating and obtaining a position, would be to get permission to start looking at creating a homeless program. The next thing I need to do is talk with the various agencies in my community. I need to see what exactly they have to offer for the homeless, because I do not want to duplicate services.
Long-term studies of lithium suggest that it may help to reduce the number of episodes and prevent suicide. Studies of long-term use of antidepressants suggest beneficial effects. Long-term efficacy of psychotherapy and counseling has not been proven. Learning points: depression ·Depressive illness affects 10-18% of the adult population. ·Depressive illness in the community is largely untreated, because patients generally do not seek medical help, and of those that do seek help only about 60% of those that see their family doctor are recognized by them as suffering from depression.
Ever drove or walked pass a homeless shelter and wondered how so many people got there? According to the American Aid Foundation, “Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.” Getting a paycheck every two weeks does not mean a person cannot become homeless. Many would think only drug abuse and being poor are the reasons for homeless. There are many other ways to become homeless and for some people it becomes permanent. Many people that are homeless are single with kind, had/have welfare and do not have much work experience.
For an action to constitute search activi... ... middle of paper ... ...to try to right the wrongful actions that have been taken against the homeless, through the backdoor of comparing homelessness to camping. Society needs to stop distancing itself and ignoring the fact that homelessness exists. Treating anyone that is homeless with lesser rights then that of a non-homeless person is equivalent to saying that they are a lesser person. This is not helping the issue, in fact it is only making it worse. As stated by the court that decided California v. Greenwood, failure to acknowledge a reasonable expectation of privacy for those who have no choice but to perform traditionally private acts in public areas would result in laws being unequally applied to the rich and the poor (Homeless on public ROW).